Mermeladas BEBÉ, extra quality preserve, fruit in syrup and compote

HISTORY

In 1875, the first factory was set up in San Adrián, the preserve-canning heart of Navarre. A century later, the BEBÉ brand factory remains in the same location.

Since 1934 we make jams, fruits in syrup, and compotes, respecting the traditional recipe but incorporating the latest state-of-the-art technology.

In 2003, we joined the Helios Group, the national jam market leader, in order to continue producing BEBÉ brand products with the same love and care as always.

Artisanal workshop where artichokes and peppers are processed

1875

Máximo Muerza Alzugaray sets up a small artisanal workshop in San Adrián de Palmas (Navarre) where he processes locally-grown artichokes and peppers.
La Flor de Navarra vegetable preserve trademark is registered

1916

The vegetable preserve trademark La Flor de Navarra is registered at the Ministry of National Economy.
Jam preserves and glacé fruit

1920

In addition to vegetable preserves, they start making jam and glacé fruit. The quality of their products leads to the awarding of prizes such as the Honorary Diploma at La Coruña Trade Show and First Prize at the San Sebastián Trade Show.
The BEBÉ trademark is created for fruit preserves & jams

1934

The BEBÉ trademark is created for fruit preserves and jams.
Mermeladas BEBÉ wins the Exemplary Business award

1949

The company wins the name of an Exemplary Business as a result of its political, economic and, above all, social, performance.
Mermeladas BEBÉ improves quality and increases production and competitiveness

1964

Mermeladas BEBE is modernised. The company’s industrial development is promoted, machinery being acquired abroad to improve quality, increase production and compete in the market.
Production centres specialising in jams, preserves and other fruit by-products

1988

Industrias Alimentarias de Navarra (IAN), a canning cooperative set up in 1975, becomes a public limited company when it joins an important financial-industrial partner called VISCOFAN, S.A. It acquires Industrias Muerza with its traditional commercial brands BEBÉ and CARRETILLA, as well as COMARO, S.A. that specialises in olive processing.
Mermeladas BEBÉ joins the Helios Group, the national jam market leader

2003

BEBÉ joins the Helios Group, the national jam market leader and one of the most important within the European Union, in order to continue producing BEBÉ brand products with the same love and care as always.