Uvesa group > Our more than 50 years
Our key moments:
It was founded by a group of veterinarians who had the opportunity to acquire a feed factory.
The first feed factory in Tudela was called FEELS UVE initially.
On January 11, 1964, UVESA was incorporated as a Public Limited Company.
1964: Our Origin
The first years: Opening of 3 feed mills: Tudela (Navarra), Valladolid and Alcácer (Valencia).
And the first bird plant in Tudela (Navarra) began operations in 1967.
1965 – 1971
Towards Industrial Cattle Investments in technology in the 3 feed mills.
Uvesa continues with its philosophy of the vertical broiler process.
1972 – 1984
We continue with the expansion: In 1985 the Prado Vega slaughterhouse in Cuéllar (Segovia) was purchased. They also make investments in the Tudela feed factory after its acquisition.
The 25th anniversary of Uvesa in 1989 is celebrated.
1985 – 2000
We started to be Grupo Uvesa. In 2001, a new bird plant in Málaga with modern slaughter and processing facilities.
In 2008, the new bird processing plant starts operating in Tudela (Navarra).
The purchase of GPA (Ávila pigs integrating company) was made in 2011.
And reforms are being carried out at the Cuellar poultry plant (Segovia). New Uvesa logo design that will be the 5th logo in Uvesa’s history.
2001 – 2011
In 2014 we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Uvesa. In January 2016 the activity of the new incubator in Tudela begins.
In 2017 investments are made in the slaughterhouses of Tudela and Cuéllar. And in September Prado Vega and Saconda become Uvesa Cuéllar and Uvesa Catarrroja respectively.
In September 2017, the Rafelbuñol plant was incorporated, which is why Uvesa Rafelbuñol was born and replaced Uvesa Catarroja. And the elaborated plant in Casarrubios del Monte (Toledo) is acquired.
2012 – 2017
In 2018 investments were made in the 4 plants as the new loading system in Cuéllar, new classification machinery in Rafelbuñol and new labeling machines in the 4 plants.
And start-up of the new experimental pig farm in Tudela with automated processes to work on improving nutrition and animal welfare.
Our shareholders: a recognition of their support
A part of the culture of the UVESA emerged from the initial meetings with potential partners with whom UVESA announced at the beginning
In 1962, shareholders of UVESA were about 100 members and currently are more than 1,500 shareholders. These meetings early, that they were individual, regional and provincial, have become currently meeting areas and annual (called pre-assemblies and assemblies) and are still acts simple and cordial, where there is a direct contact of the partners (called shareholders) together with the Board of Directors..
In Uvesa, since 1969, our shareholders are called and is still called, in a very intimate way, with the words FAMILY UVESISTA.
To UVESA, his family Uvesista was, is and remains its origins and now we are in the 2nd and 3rd generation of his first partners and we recognize their great support through these 50 years and for the following years. Thanks FAMILY UVESISTA.