Since the 19th century
It is easy to talk about tradition when it comes to a product like the olive. For the Torrent family, the tradition goes back to the end of the 19th century, when the pioneer of this dynasty, Francisco Torrent Terol, left his home town of Alicante and moved to Cordoba in 1898. Once there, he started to make barrels to keep the oil and table olives in and by doing so he laid the foundations of our company that now operates in five continents.
Máximo Torrent San Emeterio and Francisco Torrent Béjar, the son and the grandson of the founder, continued to modernise the company’s facilities and equipment to make the production process easier and as a direct result of this innovation has been a permanent feature of Aceitunas Torrent, one that has been preserved right up until the present day by the fourth generation of this family that now run the firm in Aguilar de la Frontera, Cordoba.
In a century of business, Aceitunas Torrent has changed locations on various occasions. The original factory was set up right next to the gate tower, Torre de la Malmuerta, in the city centre of Cordoba. Then it moved to Calle Alonso El Sabio, which was more commonly known as the ‘Callejón de Torrent’ (Torrent’s Alleyway). Later, in 1972, the factory moved once again to Las Quemadas Industrial Estate where it stayed until 1998. This is when Aceitunas Torrent set course for its current location: a complex covering 100,000 m² in Aguilar de la Frontera, which is a true olive oil producing town that has an excellent geostrategic position from where our products can be transported.
Tradition and innovation
At Aceitunas Torrent there is much more to the meaning of tradition than just history. With a successful track record of one hundred years, the fourth generation of the Torrent family now controls a company whose fundamental principles remain true to those established by Francisco Torrent Terol in 1898: quality and customer service.
Under this maxim we continue on with our work today, preserving some of the original distinguishing features established in the 19th century, which are complemented by the very latest in packaging, processing, distribution and marketing technology that enable us to transport the taste of our spanish table olives all round the world.