September 22nd, 2020.- The food company Mariscos Castellar has received the distinction to the business trajectory granted by the Andalusian Food Business Association (Landaluz) in recognition of the 50 years of history of the Jaen company specialized in the production and distribution of sea products.
The award, presented in an event held in Seville and chaired by the president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, and the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development, Carmen Crespo, was picked up by the general director of Mariscos Castellar, Josefina García Calero.
The president of Landaluz, Álvaro Guillén, pointed ”this award recognizes those companies with accredited prestige within the agribusiness sector over the years and that have selflessly collaborated to achieve the aims and objectives of the agri-food sector as a whole ”.
After receiving the award, Josefina García Calero has expressed her satisfaction with the recognition granted by the sector, represented by Landaluz; “a recognition of the work that we have been carrying in the company since our inception, for which this award belongs to all those who have been part of the history of Mariscos Castellar, especially my parents as founders and origin of all this”.
Founded in 1969 by Pepe García and Elisa Calero, Mariscos Castellar holds more than half a century in the production and distribution of top quality seafood, which gets distributed throughout Spain.
The company, based in the Jaen town of Castellar, traces its origins to three previous generations of the same family; from Pepe’s father, Francisco García – who was already engaged in the grocery trade in the 50s – to his two children, Francisco and Josefina.
With a solid academic and business training, the García Calero brothers are currently at the helm of this company. Since its artisanal beginning, has as its flag the quality of the product together with professional seriousness in a solid evolution towards the current industrial company that is leading in the national food sector.
In these years, the company has found a way to adapt a fresh and artisanal preparation of the products, to an industrialized production that maintains its quality intact, thanks to the most advanced cooking and deep-frozen techniques. Without losing its essence as a company with traditional values.
Over 50 years, Mariscos Castellar has not only evolved in the face of an increasingly demanding market, introducing innovation in production, storage and distribution processes; but has also advanced towards the business vanguard with the challenge of surpassing the half century of history providing the greatest delicacy in seafood with an excellent distribution service.
Mariscos Castellar is nowadays one of the most important seafood cookers in Spain and a benchmark in the distribution of frozen foods in the country. Through wholesalers, distributes its products to the most select hotels, caterers, restaurants, bars and seafood restaurants. Its products are positioned in a large number of Spanish supermarkets and food stores and are exported internationally to European countries such as England, Holland. Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Slovakia.