Ebro Foods

Ebro Foods SA (formerly Ebro Puleva SA) Spain's biggest food manufacturer based in Madrid. The company is listed on the Madrid Stock Exchange under the symbol EBRO. Ebro Foods is one of the largest rice producer and is the second largest pasta manufacturer in the world.

In 2011, around 4,800 employees generated sales of 1.805 billion euros. The largest shareholders are Instituto Hispanico del Arroz and the Hernández family, each with 15.72%.


The company Ebro Puleva was formed in 2000 through a merger of Azucarera Ebro Agrícolas and Puleva.

The previous owner sold Südzucker Ebro Puleva early 2004.

In order to improve the market position in France acquired Ebro Puleva 2005 noodle Panzani manufacturer.

The position in the North American market improved Ebro Puleva in 2006 through the acquisition of pasta producer New World Pasta for $ 362.5 million.

In Germany Ebro Puleva 2007 strengthened its market position in the market segment noodles through the acquisition of the market leader Birkel pasta GmbH for 30 million euros. At the German noodle market Birkel has a market share of 18%.

2008 Ebro Puleva sold to the British company Associated British Foods its sugar division Azucarera Ebro, with 50% market share in Spain there is the largest provider, for 385 million euros. The trade was completed on 16 December 2008.

The French manufacturer Lactalis acquired 2010 by Ebro Puleva the milk division Puleva Foods for 630 million euros. To put Ebro Puleva his Verschlankungsstrategie on noodles and rice continued. The division achieved a turnover of 444 million euros in 2009.

With the acquisition of Australia's largest rice producer Ricegrowers Ltd. for 610 million AUS dollars Ebro wanted to strengthen its position in the rice market Foods in 2011. By rejecting the Australian authorities and the shareholders, the acquisition was canceled.

In the course of restructuring within the German companies in 2011, two sites were in the Birkel pasta GmbH closed and the administration moved to Hamburg. The production remained in Mannheim.


The brand portfolio of Ebro Foods includes more than 60 brands in more than two dozen countries. The focus is on Europe and North America.

  • 3Glocken,
  • American Beauty,
  • American Rice,
  • Birkel,
  • Brilliant,
  • Catelli,
  • La Cigala,
  • Creamette,
  • La Fallera,
  • Ferrero,
  • Gourmet House,
  • Lancia,
  • Lustucru,
  • New World Pasta,
  • Noun,
  • Panzani,
  • Prince,
  • Regia,
  • Rocio,
  • Ronzoni,
  • Saludaes,
  • San Giorgio,
  • Skinner
  • SOS,
  • Taureau Aile,


The company Ebro Foods is involved in more than twenty other companies around the world.

  • Puleva Biotech,
  • Herba (Spain ) Herba Puerto Rico ( Puerto Rico)
  • Herba Rice India ( India)
  • Herba Rice Mills, S.L.U. (Spain)
  • New World Pasta