Arcor is an Argentine food company specialized in confectionery. The firm was founded on July 5, 1951 in the city of Arroyito, Córdoba. It specializes in the production of foodstuff, sugar and chocolate confectionery, cookies and ice cream in 39 industrial plants throughout Latin America. It is the world's top producer of hard candies and the tenth-biggest confectionery manufacturer overall. In Argentina, Arcor is the largest producer of processed foods, and its products are exported to over 120 countries.
|Founded||5 July 1951|
|Luis Pagani, Chairman & CEO|
Food, candies, chocolates, cookies, marmalades, desserts.
|Revenue||3.3 billion USD (2012)|
Number of employees
|Subsidiaries||Dos en Uno|
In 2012 Arcor ranked 1st. amongst the 100 most valuable companies of Argentina, according to the opinion of CEOs, financial analysts and journalists specialised in economics.
Arcor was created on 5 July 1951 when a group of entrepreneurs, sons of Italian immigrants, opened the first candy factory in Arroyito, Córdoba Province. They decided to call it Arcor, a name made from the combination of the first two letters of the word "Arroyito" and the first three of "Córdoba".
In 1958, Arcor reached 60,000 kg of daily confectionery production and started producing different product lines
Arcor continued its expansion throughout South America by opening in 1995 a large candy manufacturing plant in Peru.
In 1997, Arcor acquired LIA, a cookies company in Argentina and inaugurated the Arcor Museum in Arroyito, province of Cordoba.
In 1998, Arcor Group acquired Dos en Uno, a Chilean leading company of sugar and chocolate confectionery, with a strong presence in the region.
The political and economic crises which the large Argentine agro-industrial companies suffered by the end of 2001, hit Arcor badly. Arcor was able to restructure its debt on December 1, 2008 with up to 5-year financing.
Arcor Group settled in Europe in 2002 through the opening of commercial offices in Barcelona, Spain.
Brands and productsEdit
Arcor Group Foodstuff Division participates in more than 12 categories, including: jams and marmalades, fruit paste, sauces and canned tomatoes, tomato purees, canned vegetables, canned fish, beverages, mixes, polenta, dressings, oils and fruits, among others.
The following is a list containing the brands and its products, manufactured and/or commercialized by Arcor:
|Arcor||Marmalades, jams, powdered desserts, oils, sauces, tuna, canned fruits and vegetables, |
biscuits, crackers, tomato purée, breakfast cereal, turrón
|Aguila||Alfajor, chocolate, ice creams|
|Bagley||Biscuits, wafers, crackers, snacks|
|Bon-o-Bon||Alfajor, chocolate, wafers, ice creams, turrón|
|Cereal Mix||Granola bars, biscuits, crackers|
|Cofler||Alfajor, chocolate, wafers, ice creams|
|Godet||Powdered ice cream, jelly, flan, dessert, sponge cake|
|La Campagnola||Marmalades, juices, canned fruits and vegetables, tuna, |
salads, dulce de membrillo and batata, ice creams
|Mister Pop's||Lollipops, ice creams|
|Mogul||Candies, ice creams|
|Poncho Negro||Dulce de leche|
|Rocklets||Smarties, ice creams|
|Salsati||Tomato sauce, tomato purée|
|Tofi||Alfajor, chocolate, ice creams|
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