Galician experts in fresh fish
To meet consumers’ need for health and enjoyment through seafood products processing, generating long-term relationships based on innovation, flexibility and service excellence to ensure the company’s profitability and sustainability.
Responsibility: We are truthful, sincere and able to justify our actions and decisions, taking responsibility for achievements and failures.
Honesty: We are respectful to ourselves and others; we act with integrity as a basis on which to build trust and long lasting relationships.
Proximity and Flexibility: We keep an active listening attitude, seeking to better understand others´ needs in order to offer most adequate solutions.
Excellence: We are constantly challenging ourselves to make things better, to develop products that follow market trends and to obtain optimum results.
To be leaders in top quality fish products, offering constant value and consistency to consumers, employees and customers.
Teamwork: Working together as a team to overcome any drawbacks that may arise and provide the best solutions to our customers.
Commitment: We keep our promises, we respect the agreements reached with our partners in order to assure the confidence and trust we have received from them.
Service: We help and serve our customers with enthusiasm, paying attention to detail and ensuring their satisfaction.
Innovation: We create new products and solutions that are one step ahead of competitors through the relentless pursuit of differentiation.
Proactivity: We undertake new challenges that will help both the company and the employees to achieve a higher level of performance, growth and development.
1952: Isidro de la Cal Group is established in La Coruña, focusing its activity in the daily purchase of fresh seafood in local fish markets.
1972: Self-distribution using own fleet of refrigerated trucks.
1980: Import from major catch areas.
1981: Isidro de la Cal enters the aquiculture industry: trout (1981), turbot (1992) and sea bream (1999).
1989: First production plant in the San Diego dock in La Coruna.
1990: Enlarging the portfolio: agreements with fishing fleet with on- board freezing.
1994: Internationalization; supplying fresh seafood to European Markets.
1998: Launch of new range of pasteurized products with a longer shelf life than fresh seafood.
1999: Creation of the R&D+i Department.
2000: Certifications: ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001:2004, EMAS:2005, Naturland:2005.
2003: Eureka Award for Business Innovation.
2006: Opening new and avant-garde processing plant in Espiritu Santo Industrial Area.
2008: Branding as a first step in the Marketing Strategy, Rias Gallegas (fresh) and Rías altas (frozen).
2011: Implementation of IFS food safety system.
2012: Entering value added segments; launching of ready to eat meals.
2013: M.B.O. Professionalisation of the company.
2014: Restructuring of business lines.
2014: MSC Chain of Custody Certification.
2015: Market launch of the sushi line.
2016: Opening of largest sushi processing plant in Spain.
2016: New corporate image in accordance with the company’s new values and objectives.