AbiMar Foods, Inc. was established in Abilene, Texas in February 1992 and was previously known as Fehr Foods, Inc. The manufacturing facility initially consisted of one shift, two ovens, three customers and approximately forty different product items. Since then, the company has grown in every conceivable way. We have customers all over the US and our Brands continue to gain national recognition. We are currently exporting to Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Also, an important part of our growth comes from the private label business.
In October 2010, the company was acquired by Grupo Nutresa (www.gruponutresa.com) one of the largest food groups in South America. Since then, we have continued to work under the premises and objectives that the company was founded upon. However, we are now also able to take advantage of Grupo Nutresa + 100 years experience with doing business in the food industry. We are well fitted to face the challenges ahead in a constant changing and competitive environment.
Our customers vary from local and regional distributors to the Fortune 500 retailers. In order to continue the growth and success of our past decade, we are committed to strive for excellence, integrity and honesty.
We are committed to producing Safe Quality Food.
We maintain a comprehensive Food Safety Program that includes SQF level 3 certifications in our Abilene site as well as certifications obtained from the American Institute of Baking (AIB). The SQF (Safe Quality Food) program is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and links primary production certification to food manufacturing distributions and agent/broker management certification. These programs include maintaining certified HACCP plans and complete allergen control programs. The allergen control program allows us to protect the consumer from possible exposure to ingredients that have been identified by the FDA as containing allergens through a combination of scheduling and cleaning practices.
We ensure having Quality Control technicians on the production floor anytime a product is being produced. Their job is to ensure the highest quality product by utilizing process control and intense quality control checks. Strict monitoring of cookie moisture content is performed to produce a cookie that will retain its original freshness for the entire shelf life.
At AbiMar Foods our ingredients are controlled under strict FIFO (First in First Out) guidelines to maintain freshness and to help extend the shelf life of our finished products. Many of our ingredients are stored under temperature control to ensure the highest quality consistency. Each package of products is individually coded to ensure freshness.
The fourth largest food company in Latin America in terms of market capitalization.
• Close to 100 years of history.
• A portfolio of over 70 brands with more than 15 leading brands in Colombia and neighboring countries.
• 6 different segments: cold cuts, cookies and crackers, chocolates, coffee, ice cream and pasta.
• Presence in 12 countries in the region, with manufacturing plants in 8 of these.
• Products sold in 65 countries, in 5 continents.
• More than 30,000 employees (6,100 outside Colombia).
• Publicly listed in Colombia and ADR Level I in the NYSE.
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