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Most leading food companies in the world have set up productive centers, R&D departments, and logistics activities in Catalonia. Discover some of them below.
Danone’s headquarters and R&D center are in Barcelona. It also has a yogurt production plant in Parets del Vallès, a Lanjaron packaging plant in Sant Hilari Sacalm (Girona), as well its own spring water source for Font Vella in Girona.
Catalonia is home to the Perfetti Van Melle group’s HQ, a production, logistics and R&D center with a combined workforce of 300 people.
Nestlé has over 2,000 employees and its Spanish head office and global IT hub in Catalonia, as well as 4 production centers: Girona (soluble coffee), Reus (roasted coffee), Viladrau (bottled water), and Castellbisbal (pet food).
Kellog's plant in Valls (Tarragona), with more than 300 direct workers and about 200 indirect workers, produces cereals for more than 20 countries in Europe and the Middle East.
The Japanese group Otsuka produces snacks and protein-based products out of its 2 production plants and R&D centers in Catalonia.
The Mexican group BIMBO has a production plant for sliced bread and pastries in Catalonia with a workforce of some 200 people.
Haribo, with more than 800 employees, has based its production site in Catalonia along with its own R&D team. This plant produces annually 55,000 tons for export to other European markets.
The Mondelez group has two production centers in Catalonia manufacturing cookies and prepared desserts. The subsidiary of the Master Blenders group also has a plant in Mollet del Vallès (Barcelona) specialized in ground coffee.
Bunge is a leading producer of protein flours for the livestock industry and vegetable oils for the food industry. It has a production center and its headquarters in Barcelona and employs over 200 people in Catalonia.
Puratos is a leading company in the production of raw materials for bakery, pastry and chocolate. Its facilities in Sils (Girona) have an Innovation Center, a natural yeast dough production plant and an automated vertical warehouse.