Acesur 5 About us 5 History

HISTORY

The history of Acesur is closely related to that of olive oil. The company’s beginnings date back to 1840, and since then, our brands have spread throughout the world at the same time that the olive culture has grown.

1840

Foundation of Oils and Soaps Luca de Tena.

1964

Juan Ramón Guillén Prieto founds Aceites del Sur SL in Madrid.

1966

The group moves to a factory in Valdemoro (Madrid).

1975

Acesur acquires Luca de Tena Oils and Soaps (founded in 1840) with the Dos Hermanas (Seville) bottling plant.

1977

Acquisition of the La Española Oils brand.

2000

Construction of the bottling plant and refinery in Aleppo (Syria), to supply the demand in Arab countries.

2002

Purchase of Aceites Coosur SA, with its bottling plant and refinery located in Vilches (Jaén). This purchase entails the acquisition of the Coosol and Coosur brands. In the same operation, Oleaginosas del Centro SA (Olcesa), a seed extractor in Tarancón (Cuenca), is acquired. It also implicitly includes the purchase of an olive grove by-product plant in Puente del Obispo (Jaén).

2009

Purchase of Ecología del Olivar, in Jabalquinto (Jaén). This is a by-product treatment plant.

2010

Acesur enters the sauce business with the purchase of the Duendesol plant in Córdoba.

2010

Start-up of the Juan Ramón Guillén Foundation.

2012

The Acesur commercial office is opened in New York (United States), to provide a better service to the growing North American market.

2015

Opening of a commercial office in the United Kingdom.

2021

Start-up of the Jabalquinto oil mill (Jaén).

2022

Official opening of the Acesur bottling plant in Suffolk (Virginia), the first of the group in the United States.

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