The history of the Company began in 1960, when the Villar Hernández family started the construction of a small cold cuts factory. From its origins, Villar has had a distinctly family character, initiated by D. Florentino Villar Calvo (1st generation) along with all his children. In the middle of the 80’s, the managing was taken by D. Florentino and D. Rogelio Villar Hernández (2nd generation). Currently, the 3rd generation of Villar family along with other professionals are in charge of the business. Throughout these years and from generation to generation, the spirit that has presided over the business project of the Group, it has always been to promote the economic and social development of the province of Soria.
Villar Group has more than 50 years of experience in the selection, aging, and elaboration of products derived from Iberian and white pork of the highest quality, and nowadays it is a benchmark in the Spanish meat sector.
Villar currently has two production plants on his property, located in Los Rábanos (Soria) and in Burguillos del Cerro (Badajoz). All the guidelines and processes of the agri-food chain are carried out there, with a perfect combination of tradition and innovation.
The main plant of Los Rábanos has 47 curing rooms for ham and shoulders and 28 curing rooms for “cold cuts”, controlled 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In addition, with an exclusive and independent building for the transformation and slicing of products. From its advanced Distribution and Logistics Center, it is supplied to all national and international clients.
In the plant of Burguillos del Cerro (Badajoz) all the processes of elaboration of the Iberian products are made, many of them marked with the prestigious Denomination of Origin “Dehesa de Extremadura” seal. A privileged place immersed in a meadow of oaks and cork oaks, which enjoys the fresh and clean air of the Sierra Extremadura during the months of stay in the cellar.
Grupo Villar has as a fundamental axis of its Social Responsibility practices to improve the habits and health of its consumers. In recent years, we have supported different institutions with donations and participated in programs to promote healthy eating habits, being a collaborator company of the Spanish Heart Foundation.
From Villar we offer a wide range of products, promoting research in the development of healthy products and adapting to all type of financial capabilities.
We respect human rights, promoting decent working conditions, that favor health and safety and the human and professional development of workers. We respect the environment, optimising the energy efficiency of the company, minimizing the generation of waste and rationalizing the use of natural and energy resources.
The international activity has become in recent years one of the strategic axes of the company, with a commercial presence in more than 30 countries, highlighting Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Belgium, Norway and Denmark.
In addition, it maintains a strong presence in such demanding markets as Canada, Australia, Mexico, Central America, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Hong Kong.
Everything we know in Villar Group we put it at the service of our customers and consumers, with the same enthusiasm as always and with the firm commitment to continue offering to our society what it deserves: the best possible products.