Alimentos Polar Spain wins the European Company of the Year Award 2022


Alimentos Polar Spain wins the European Award for Best Company of the Year 2022.

● The European Society for Social and Cultural Promotion has awarded this recognition to Empresas Polar, through its subsidiary Alimentos Polar España, in the category of Food: Production and Distribution.

● An award that recognizes the company’s track record in the production of food and processed precooked corn meal, its expansion strategy throughout the different continents and its commercial alliances to bring its products to consumers around the world.

● Alimentos Polar España has been operating in Europe since 2019, in 2020 it inaugurated a product processing plant in Madrid and this year it opened its new distribution center in the Spanish capital

Madrid, December 21, 2022 – Empresas Polar, through its subsidiary Alimentos Polar España, has been awarded by the European Society for Social and Cultural Promotion with the European Award for Best Company of the Year 2022 in the category of Food: Production and Distribution. This distinction is awarded to companies that carry out their activity with complete professionalism and excellence, being also outstanding in their respective sectors throughout the year and that, in addition, with their trajectory and performance, are an example and an inspiration for their peers and, also, an engine of progress and social growth.

In the case of the award granted to Empresas Polar, through its subsidiary Alimentos Polar España, the European Society for Social and Cultural Promotion recognizes “its trajectory in the production of food and processed precooked corn flour, expansion and strategic alliances so that its products can be enjoyed in different continents”, according to the organizers.

2022 has been an important year for the corporation, which has experienced growth in sales and distribution. Strategic commercial agreements have been signed, with the aim of expanding the reach of the products in its portfolio in the main cities of Europe. In addition, this year Alimentos Polar España opened a new distribution center in Madrid to meet the demand from 4 continents: Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania, which is in addition to the frozen and refrigerated products processing plant that has been operating in the Spanish capital since 2020. The new logistics

The new logistics warehouse can store more than 4,000 pallets of frozen and refrigerated products under the P.A.N. Snack On Gust- brand, P.A.N. precooked corn meal and Polar beer.

The European Business of the Year 2022 Award gala took place last Friday, December 16, at the Wellington Hotel in Madrid, where Fernando Rodríguez, director of Empresas Polar for Europe and Asia, and his team collected the award.

“We are really pleased to have been named Best Company of the Year 2022. Alimentos Polar España is proud to receive this recognition for our track record and good work. Since our early days, we have been working every day to satisfy consumers, offering them quality products from production to distribution. In such a competitive and agile environment, it is really satisfying to be recognized with awards like this, which motivates us to continue growing and improving day after day,” said Fernando Rodríguez.

The European Award for Best Company of the Year is an initiative that celebrates its first edition and, in addition to Alimentos Polar España, have been awarded companies such as: Bodegas Emilio Moro SL in the category of Wine Tradition and Wine Tourism; Explotaciones Agrícolas Hermanos Guerrero Gemez SL in the category of Agricultural quality and innovation; or MIT School in the category of education.

About Sociedad Europea de Fomento Social y Cultural

The Society is presided over by a legend of communication and academia such as Luis María Anson, a declaration of intent, which makes the character of this institution visible and is also an indisputable endorsement for the projection of an emerging entity, which aims, among other things, to build bridges between the business world, institutions, the world of associations, culture and citizenship.

In addition to the galas that stage the awarding of prizes, the European Society for Social and Cultural Promotion promotes dialogue, training and dissemination of the most plural themes, through the organization of courses, seminars, workshops, conferences, round tables or colloquiums that add value to the different communities and social, scientific and cultural groups, promoting the exchange of ideas, encouraging diversity and completing an attractive training offer, with which to promote the recovery of profiles.

About the P.A.N. brand

The Venezuelan corporation Empresas Polar, a pioneer in the manufacture of precooked corn meal, launched the P.A.N. brand on the market in 1960.

It is currently one of its most emblematic products in the international market, present in 90 countries, and is the world’s leading brand of precooked corn meal, with more than 62 years of tradition and experience.

In Spain, the company has its own operation through Alimentos Polar España, a manufacturing plant, a distribution center and four stores to offer a memorable experience to the consumer of P.A.N. products.

P.A.N. is a global brand of tasty, nutritious and convenient foods, offering an ecosystem of products ranging from pre-cooked flours to make different preparations, to frozen, refrigerated and spreadable products, ideal for consumption at home, for events or restaurants.

In addition to the launch of this new frozen arepa product, the brand recently launched in the Spanish market its range of deep-frozen P.A.N. Snack On, Gust-. This is a varied portfolio, with ingredients other than corn, including tequeños, ham chips, ready meals, hummus and sauces, ideal for breakfast, snacks and dinners.

Keep in touch with P.A.N.:

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Follow us on Instagram: @pan_espana

Press contact:

LF Channel, P.A.N.’s press agency in Spain.

Raquel González and María San Felipe

+34 91 521 51 92

+34 93 418 81 51


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