Our philosophy is about joining forces and taking advantage of synergies with a diverse, vertical corporate business, based on sustainable development which ensures that we have full control over processes and the supply chain and guarantees the quality of our products.
To be one of the largest meat production groups in Europe, with a sustainable development-based business model.
To be a global leader in responsible and planet-friendly environmental management.
Quality in our production processes
Responsibility in our practices
Transparency in everything we do
GRUPO JORGE WORLDWIDE
We are currently one of the biggest exporters of pork in Europe, supplying it to over 100 countries across the world. In recent years, we have built commercial ties with China and Japan, allowing us to obtain further certifications and giving us the prestige of being leaders in those markets.
Our origins date back to the 1940s, with a business that sold pig livestock.
Over the years, the business grew and was passed down from generation to generation until slaughtering and cutting were added to livestock production in the 1990s.
Today, led by the Samper family, we cover all pork production chain processes and we have diversified our business areas with renewable energy activities, rural estates and hardwood tree planting.
START OF A BUSINESS ADVENTURE
Tomás Samper Albalá, Fernando Samper Pinilla's father, embarked on his business activity by selling pork products.
STRONG GROWTH IN BUSINESS ACTIVITY
Fernando Samper Pinilla grew the business that was started by his father thanks to hard work and a desire to create business wealth.
CREATION OF GRUPO JORGE
Our commercial activity progressed to production from pig farming, with the creation of Jorge, S.L.
EXPANSION OF THE MEAT BUSINESS
Slaughtering and cutting incorporated into the meat business (plant in Zuera, Zaragoza; and plant in Santa Eugènia de Berga, Barcelona).
The Group's first on-site wind farm. We currently have 172 MW of power in various wind farms in the Ebro Valley.
We started selling ham, using external drying rooms to cure it.
New plant to process and sell pork products: tripe and offal (plant in Zuera, Zaragoza).
We built our first cold store to freeze and preserve meat products at temperatures of -30º (plant in Zuera, Zaragoza).
Development of a 170-hectare plantation of walnut and cherry trees (Castejón de Monegros, Huesca).
Creation of a processing plant for by-products, to produce fat and meal for pet food (plant in Santa Eugènia de Berga, Barcelona).
SOW CUTTING ROOM
Start of our sow cutting operation (plant in Zuera, Zaragoza).
DRYING ROOM IN ZUERA
State-of-the-art drying room opened, with a capacity for over 700,000 pieces (plant in Zuera, Zaragoza).
The Group's first solar park. There are currently 50 MW of power spread across several parks in Aragón, Navarra and Andalusia.
IBERIAN COLD MEATS
Acquisition of a substantial stake in Mafresa, a company that specialises in Iberian pork products (Fregenal de la Sierra, Badajoz).
Sales offices opened in France, Japan and China.
Registered in the National Carbon Footprint Register.
CALCULATE & REDUCE SEAL
Awarded by the Spanish Government; it is given to organisations that calculate, reduce and offset their emissions.
NEW MEAT PLANT
New slaughterhouse and cutting room, with the aim of establishing a new growth platform (meat plant in Mollerussa, Lleida).
All of our farms were awarded the Welfare Quality certification, which assesses and monitors animal welfare.
We produced our first NFIS (Non-Financial Information Statement) for the year 2018.
FEEDING THE FUTURE
Launch of the “Feeding the future” campaign, a business strategy aimed at helping to protect our natural environment and build a better society.
This body was created to voluntarily measure, control and improve the economic, social and environmental impacts of our activity.
Measures adopted to ensure food safety and protect our employees' health. Acquisition and donation of medical equipment.
We drafted our first Sustainability Report for the year 2020, based on the Global Reporting Initiative standards, among others.
ARALOGIC GREEN FLEET AWARD
We obtained the Aralogic Green Fleet certificate.
We obtained the Zero Waste certificate in Jorge Pork Meat (EDAR), Indepor and Fortune Pig, achieving a waste recovery rate above 90%.
Approval and implementation of our first equality plans, demonstrating the company's commitment to equal opportunities and diversity.
We approach new projects with enthusiasm, committed to continued and sustainable growth.