López Matencio celebrates 100 years in the manufacture of spices and seasonings


The company López Matencio celebrates in 2018 one century of life since its foundation in 1918, the year in which the family business began its journey in the world of spices and seasonings. A story marked by four generations and the same direction.

Mr. José López García began his first trips through the Spanish geography in the 20s, with the limited means imposed by the time, but with a commendable spirit of work and improvement.

A few years later, it would be under the direction of his son, D. José María López-Matencio, when the company would quickly experience an important and solid growth, beginning in the import of spices from the most distant producing countries, reaching, the most high level in the market sector.

In the mid-70s, Mr. José Luis López-Matencio joined the company, who made a qualitative leap, consolidating himself as an expert on spices and the search for the best raw materials directly from origin. A key value that has characterized and distinguished this company, where we study incessantly the different locations and crops to get the best quality products.

Currently, the fourth generation of the family, personified in Álvaro López-Matencio, has put itself in charge of the company with the mission of combining past, present and future. The company has taken a decisive step towards the use of new technologies in food production and quality management systems, uniting traditional manufacturing with the latest technical advances to achieve excellence in the manufacture of spices and seasonings.

Through these 100 years we have been forging our identity, rooted in the strong values ​​that accompany us:

  • Commitment
  • Quality
  • Security
  • Liability
  • Sustainability

We are very grateful for the attention and trust received throughout our long history, for all our suppliers and customers, friends, to whom we wish to pledge our greatest interest and effort to remain loyal depositories of it.


TAGS: Lopez Matencio, Los Novios, spices, seasonings, paprika

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