WORLDKINGS - Worldkings News - Europe Records Institute (EURI) Conservas Ramirez: World’s oldest fish cannery still in operation


( Founded in 1853, Ramirez is a family-owned business that is the world’s oldest fish cannery still in operation and is also home to some of the most modern and eco-friendly production units in the sector.

Ramirez & Cia (Filhos), SA is a Portuguese producer of canned fish products, such as tuna and sardines with tomato sauce. It also produces other foodstuffs such as canned salads and includes complete ready-made meals, such as cod with chickpeas, tuna with vegetables, and Algarve-style baked tuna. Manuel Guerreiro Ramirez, great-grandson of the founder Sebastian Ramirez, was the owner until his death in 2022.

The company was founded in 1853. As the first canned fish undertaking in the country, the Vila Real de Santo António plant in the southern Portuguese region of the Algarve was the cradle of the sector in Portugal. Applying the principle discovered by Nicholas Appert, and later drawn up into the theories of Louis Pasteur, revolutionized the concept of food conservation in Portugal. At the start of the 20th century, the exportation of products began and the first sardine steamship was launched into the sea (in 1908), it was named Nossa Senhora da Encarnação. By the 2000s, with 250 employees, it had plants in Leça da Palmeira and Peniche and sold 40 million cans/year exporting 45% of its production which is commercialized under its own brands.

Ramirez is present in the Portuguese market and in 50 international markets with a range of 55 canned fish varieties and sixteen brands. Ramirez's internationalization process began at the end of the 19th century, creating brands such as Cocagne in the Benelux countries (exported since 1906). Tomé in the Philippines, Canada, and the United States, Al-Fares in the Arab world, and Gabriel in South Africa are all brands of the Portuguese company. Exportation of Ramirez's canned fish products continues to grow in the markets of Austria, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Brazil, England, Switzerland, South Africa, Canada, USA, Venezuela, Angola, Mozambique, Germany, Israel, Japan, China, and Australia.


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