The guarentee of experience and the value of innovation
Jesús Navarro, S.A. started out in 1923 and was the first Spanish company to pack spices in glass jars. The vocation of this pioneering, innovative company led Carmencita to develop a mixture of spices for seasoning paellas which eventually gave rise to our famous Paellero, a veritable symbol in Spain and numerous countries around the world.
The '70s and '80s were years of great growth at Carmencita, and since then the company has not ceased to grow, with new ranges of spices and condiments, always developing its own mixtures to take the authentic flavor of Spain to the world.
Today, Carmencita proudly claims to be "the leading Spanish brand on the spice market".
Currently, and coinciding with their 100th anniversary, Carmencita is building new facilities of more than 27000 m2, which will be the largest and most modern spice factory in Spain, and one of the most important ones in Europe.
These new facilities are barely 1 km from the current factory in the town of Novelda (Alicante, Spain), where this story began almost 100 years ago.
The value of good taste
True to its commitment to flavor, Carmencita's product development department constantly carries out organoleptic tests in pursuit of perfection in the flavor of every product that the brand launches on the market.
Leading Spanish brand in quality control
Carmencita has standards ISO 14001, IFS and HALAL in place and has also implanted the equal opportunities plan.
Their laboratory is certified and authorised by the Spanish government's General Directorate of Public Health and has its own personnel for the preparation of physical chemical, microbiological and organoleptic analyses to control quality, from entry of raw materials to the finished product.
Jesús Navarro S.A. complies with all the rules and regulations of the FDA (USA).
Jesús Navarro S.A. has a firm commitment to sufferers of coeliac disease and as a result has an extensive control system to avoid gluten in our products, or any trace of cross-contamination on the production lines.
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