HISTORY AND MILESTONES

Feiraco’s beginnings date back to 1968 when 400 dairy farmers from the Valley of Barcala, a depressed inland area of the province of A Coruña, decided to actively contribute to the economic and social development of the region. Throughout our history, over 10,000 members have been part of the Feiraco family. The cooperative has been presided over by José Montes Perez since June 2012. The position was previously held by José Antonio Casáis, a dairy farmer from Olveira (Dumbría), and Jesús García Calvo, one of the promoters of the cooperative and president of Feiraco for 40 years.

FEIRACO'S MOMENTS

1968

The year when everything started. Union of dairy farmers of the Valley of Barcala

1970

Construction of an animal feed factory

1971

Milk collection and marketing

1974

UHT long-life packaging and inauguration of the plant

1980

Growth. New services: shop, petrol station, workshop, veterinary surgery

1990

Feiraco milk receives the Carrefour award for best milk

2000

Cogeneration plant

2007

Launch of Feiraco Únicla

2009

Member of the United Nations Global Compact

2009

First European Award for Cooperative Innovation

2011

Galega 100% certification

2011

Obtained the "Equality in the Workplace" mark. Family Friendly Company Certificate

2012

Award of the ISO 22000 certification to 9 dairy farms

2013

Joined the Sustainable Dairy Products Agreement

2013

Posthumous tribute to the president of honour and founder of the cooperative, Jesús García Calvo

2013

Inauguration and integration in EUSUMO Network for the development of Cooperativism and Social Economy

2013

1st Technical Conference with the participation of over 500 members and professionals from the sector

2014

Prize for the Best Agro-Food SME awarded by Carrefour customers

2014

Member of the first annual meeting of the Business Representation Group on CSR of the Xunta de Galicia

2015

Alliance with the US cooperative Blue Diamond Growers to distribute Almond Breeze almond milk in Spain

2015

2nd Technical Conference with the participation of over 600 professionals from the sector

2015

Launch in the national market of the new Únicla range

2016

Caixabank and the CEOE award the Carácter Empresa Galician prize to Feiraco for innovation

2016

Social Responsibility in Movement, awarded by the Xunta de Galicia to the whole team at Feiraco

2017

Feiraco introduces a new packaging: more comfortable, innovative and sustainable.

2017

Milk ÚNICLA obtains the first certification of reduction of the Carbon Footprint of Product in the milk market.