The pasta manufacturer will invest ten million euros in its factories in Aragon and Andalusia. The Zaragoza plant produced 16,000 tons in 2017 and exports 65% of its production.
Pasta manufacturer Oromás, subsidiary of Harinera Vilafranquina group, will triple its production capacity with the update of its two lines of short pasta. During 2018 and 2019, the Zaragoza factory, located in the industrial area of Malpica, will undertake an investment project that will involve the replacement of its two lines of short pasta by two new ones, allowing it to double its production capacity by almost three, from around 17,500 tons to then 44,100 tons.
Along with another project developed in its center in Puerto Real (Cádiz), Oromás will invest around 10 million euros this year and next, according to the specialized publication Alimarket. In spite of the expansion and modernization that this investment will entail, the factory plans to maintain the 44 jobs that make up the workforce, most of them with permanent contracts. “The technology of the new equipment will allow a new leap in quality, but also in food safety, energy efficiency, productivity and, ultimately, in competitiveness”, stand out from the company.
Oromás stands as the third national manufacturer of pasta after Gallo and Siro. With 150 employees, last year’s turnover amounted to more than 59 million euros, and production totalled 102,000 tons -86,000 tons of processed pasta and 16,000 of canned wheat flour and semolina – in 2017. The company has other flour and semolina packing centers in Barcelona, Ávila, Palencia and Cádiz, apart from the Malpica factory that it acquired in 1996 with a built surface that exceeds 5,600 square meters.