Señorio de Montanera has been elected Badajoz SME of the year 2019, an award organised by Banco Santander and the Badajoz Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Chamber of Spain and the daily paper, Hoy.
Señorio de Montanera has been producing hams, shoulder hams, cured sausages and meats since 1995, from 100% Iberian pigs, reared in freedom in pastures of their own and fed exclusively on acorns and natural pastures during the Montanera season. All manufacturing processes are integrated into a system of continuous improvement in order to achieve the highest quality and maintain meticulous traditional production methods.
The main distinguishing feature of Señorio de Montanera is that they control the entire production chain, from the rearing of the raw material - the pure Iberian acorn-fed pigs - to the manufacture of the final product - ham, shoulder ham, cured sausages and meats. All the partners are farmers dedicated to the rearing of this breed, fattening the pigs in pastures with grass and acorns, during the montanera season.
At present, Señorío de Montanera is a leader in the production of pure Iberian ham with the Dehesa de Extremadura Protected Designation of Origin.
In the last year, it has launched a complete range of more natural organic Iberian products, and has consolidated its
Other award-winning companies
In addition to the SME of the year Award, the work of other local companies has been recognised in this third edition, with four runner-up prizes. The internationalisation runner-up prize was for Hermanos Arroyo Zapata, S.L.; Innovation and Digitalisation for Cedesa Digital S.L.; Training and Employment for Heatcool Event S.L.; and Responsible Company to Mecanizados Segeda S.L. This last category was new this year.
Señorio de Montanera will compete for the 2019 National SME Award, which will be elected among the winners of each province. The name of the winner will be announced in the first months of 2020, during a grand event to be held in Madrid.
About the SME of the Year Award
Banco Santander and the Chamber of Commerce of Spain established the SME of the Year Award in 2017 to recognise the performance and work of small and medium-sized companies as creators of employment and wealth. In addition, it aims to provide visibility to the daily effort of entrepreneurs who make their contribution to the territory’s economic development. The award is aimed at small and medium-sized companies with fewer than 250 employees, with a turnover of less than 50 million Euro.
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