Text: our history. By Javier Salgado. The Salgado family is a family company that has been producing and marketing olive oils since 1875.
Our company was incorporated by Mr Rafael Salgado Cuesta, my great-grandfather, the founder of the Hermes Insurance Company, he also founded the Company that marketed the first movie in Spain in 1932 with CEA Studios (the first company to bring movies to Spain), fHe was the forefather of the Chamber of Commerce (he chaired it twice) and founder of the future Banco Mercantil, as a President, he devised a financial formula through the Bank with the Real Madrid supporters to build the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.
Regarding olive oil, the family business started with a shop in calle Infantas (Madrid) in 1875 selling olive oil in wineskins, they were so popular that he had to go to Jaen to buy olive trees and mills to grind olives and expand the business, In addition, thanks to his go-ahead attitude, he got in touch with other businessmen who demanded its quality, turning the company into a nationl business. Nowadays, the name of Rafael Salgado is a reference within the olive oil industry in Spain.
In 1936, Mr Rafael Salgado Cuesta he received the highest recognition in Madrid, the Madrid Gold Medal, together with Jacinto Benavente and other personalities of great importance in the Spanish history.
Creation of the Salgado y Cía, S.A. company.
Corporate acquisition of Sociedad Anónima Exportadora Sotomayor (SAES)
Iconic, historic lecture on the Olive Oil Sector in Spain by Mr rafael Salgado Cuesta
Olive oil shop.
UCA became a need, as packing was not mass-produced yet and olive oil retail industry was very common in times of famine (with ration books) and later through daily consumption.
Olive oil glass bottle presentation.
It represented a great innovation to improve packing quality.
Salgado S.A.’s new Board of Directors projectes a promising future
They start using the name rafael Salgado as company name and RS as oil brand
Exportation award: Rafael Salgado became one of the first companies to export to the USA and was one of the five first oil exporting companies in Spain with a self-owned brand.
Leader on food Service Market in Spain
Asociación Hostelería Hospitalaria Española award.
Asociación Cocineros gastronomic contest award.
Retamar IB World School recognition diploma.
Internationals EVOO awards like NYIOOC, TERRAOLIVO, EVO IOOC, OLIVINUS