Hervaz Group started to gestate in 1950 when its founder, Manuel Vázquez Fernández, at the age of 19, began to make farming activities in farms owned by his family that even today, still belong to the group.
The family grew with the family business, based on the development of agricultural and livestock activities. It’s in 1966 when the acquisition of the “La Dehesa de las Yeguas”, in the Natural Park of “Los Alcornocales”, the emblematic exploitation of the family group.
The diversification of the family business began on that decade, with the arrival of the industrial development to the Campo de Gibraltar, through the installation and acquisition of the Service Stations of the region.
In the late 80’s, after finishing their studies, the second generation joined the company: Manuel, Carlos, Miguel Ángel and Rosana, and they fostered a new impetus. That’s when Procubitos began its path.
In 1994 a qualitative jump was made in the agribusiness and livestock, through the acquisition of “La Herradura estate”, which enabled the development of other kind of agriculture thanks to the irrigated crops and fruits.
Then, it skipped to other markets in 2003, consolidating the diversification strategy of the group:
- Procubitos made the decision to create ICH (Ingeniería y Comercialización del Hielo, S.L.). Installing the most technologically advance factory in its sector in Cebreros (Ávila) for the expansion towards international markets. This allowed Procubitos to become the first ice producer in Europe.
- Investments in Bulgaria were initiated with an agricultural project due to parceling. And focusing as well in the diversification strategy in that country: estates and unique buildings were acquired in its capital, Sofia.
2006, THE GROUP
In May, 2006 MYG (Materiales y Gases Industriales, S.L.), was acquired, a Company that distributes industrial materials and gases that serves the industrial sector of the province. With MYG, a new line of activity was undertaken, the supply of medicinal materials and gases.
Thanks to the diversification, expansion and the firm commitment, GRUPO EMPRESARIAL HERVAZ was established in December, 2006. With the objective of structuring, ordering and consolidate the various activities of the group of companies and to prepare the arrival of the following generations.
In 2008 a serious economic crisis became evident, and it led to a widespread uncertainty at the enterprise level. The strategy of Grupo Hervaz was to consolidate the diverse lines of business, looking for the total growth of the turnover of the group, and maintaining the employment created early.
All this objectives have been reached thanks to a great team that has consolidated in these last few years in over 100 direct jobs and 200 indirect jobs between dealers and professionals.
And it is in 2015 when the development towards Portugal was started, acquiring agricultural and livestock farms in the neighboring country.