The history of more than a century

The most complete history of the Alzamora Group can be found in our company’s centenary book: “Alzamora, la historia de un siglo” (Alzamora, the story of a century).

It was published in May 2020, with the intention of bringing together all the shared experiences, in a single work. Showing the evolution of our company, but always keeping a watchful eye on the changes that have taken place in Spain and, in particular, in our region: Olot, la Garrotxa.
Today they are memories, but the story continues. The one we forge, generation after generation, to keep the magic of our essence alive.

Alzamora Group
Alzamora Group

The most complete history of the Alzamora Group can be found in our company’s centenary book: “Alzamora, la historia de un siglo” (Alzamora, the story of a century).

It was published in May 2020, with the intention of bringing together all the shared experiences, in a single work. Showing the evolution of our company, but always keeping a watchful eye on the changes that have taken place in Spain and, in particular, in our region: Olot, la Garrotxa.
Today they are memories, but the story continues. The one we forge, generation after generation, to keep the magic of our essence alive.

TIMELINE OF OUR HISTORY

Alzamora Group

1900

The company’s beginnings

On 22 May 1900, with the doors of a new century opening up for the young 22-year-old entrepreneur; Pere Alzamora y Michel founds the “La imprenta Olotina” printer’s, the first step in building today’s group of companies dedicated to packaging: the Alzamora Group.

1910

Imprenta P. Alzamora

Pere Alzamora y Michel helps the business to grow by adapting to the new needs of local commerce and industry with the manufacture of cardboard boxes. Intensifying its industrial activity in an emerging speciality with a great future.

Alzamora Group
Alzamora Group

1918

4 March 1918

Pere Alzamora y Michel suffers the unfortunate loss of his father, Pere Alzamora y Tous. He then decides to register as a member and promoter of the Red Cross in Olot, known as the “urban health ambulance” as a lieutenant cyclist.

1925

Pere Alzamora y Michel gets married

On 16 December 1925, Pere marries Agustina Carbonell y Moret. The marriage ceremony was attended by the bride and groom’s respective families, friends and all the workers from the Alzamora workshop.

Alzamora Group
Alzamora Group

1932

Birth of Pere Alzamora y Carbonell

On 4 May 1932, the long-awaited birth of their son Pere Alzamora, who, years later, would become his successor, taking over the reins of the business.

1933

A major new development in the workshops

Pere Alzamora y Michel decides to make a leap by purchasing a Miehle vertical press, one of the most advanced machines of that time. “It was considered a machine for life”, the founder explained.

Alzamora Group
Alzamora Group

1940

Overcoming some difficult years

The 1940s were not easy for anyone. The entire Alzamora group has to use its ingenuity in various ways to make the business work. During these years, one of the people who contributes most to moving forward and overcoming the difficulties is Maria Alzamora, who is in charge of all the accounting and cost control of the business.

1949

“The owner’s boy”

Pere Alzamora y Carbonell, the owner’s son, had begun to do small jobs for the printing house. After finishing his studies at the Pia School in Olot, he continues his studies, learning the lithography trade.

Alzamora Group
Alzamora Group

1951

15 June 1951

The founder of the company, Pere Alzamora y Michel, dies and his son, at just 19 years of age, takes the helm of the printing company. With the support of his family, he leads the company in a period of progressive growth, both in the manufacture of cardboard boxes and in printing, thus consolidating its business.

1956

Alzamora, a pioneering company in various areas of Girona

Alzamora is a pioneer of its time, thanks to its commitment to corrugated cardboard boxes. Even so, it isn’t all good news. On 26 November, a fire caused by an electrical short-circuit causes more than 100,000 pesetas worth of damage to the company.

Alzamora Group
Alzamora Group

1957

1 June 1957

The 1950s could not have ended in a better way for young Alzamora. On 1 June he marries Glòria Planagumà, in the same Sant Roc chapel where Pere’s parents were married.

1961

New facilities for Alzamora

Alzamora moves to the building on ‘Pou del Glaç’ street, built to be able to meet the needs of its constant growth and to facilitate the hiring of more staff and new machines, many of which are specially designed for cardboard packaging.

Alzamora Group
Alzamora Group

1975

75th Anniversary Celebration

Alzamora celebrates its 75th anniversary with the creation of the Alzamora Medal, a symbol of gratitude for the loyalty and constancy of its workers. It is awarded each year to all those who have worked at the company for a quarter of a century.

1976

Acquisition of Aria S.A.

One year after its 75th anniversary, Alzamora acquires Aria S.A., a Barcelona-based graphic arts company, engaged in paper printing, and through which it expands its market share in the metropolitan area of Barcelona.

Alzamora Group
Alzamora Group

1981

Honorary member of the Fire Brigade

The appointment of Pere Alzamora y Carbonell as an honorary member of the Olot Fire Brigade comes as a result of the cardboard company’s ongoing commitment to its surrounding area.

1984

Creation of Cartolot S.A.

The pressures of an increasingly demanding market and the company’s own physical growth, in addition to the desire to offer the highest quality in all the group’s business sectors, lead to the implementation of a specialisation strategy according to business activities. Thus, the Cartolot company is set up, focused exclusively on cardboard packaging.

Alzamora Group
Alzamora Group

1990

New hires at Alzamora

Alzamora Arte Gráfica, the name of the printing company during those years, began the 1990s with the important appointments of Anna Alzamora and Josep M. Berga in the management of the company.

1995

Alzamora Packaging S.A.

Following the specialisation policy, initiated 10 years previously, they decide to opt for the offset printing system for cases, foldable boxes, stands, POS displays, among other packaging products, all made from cardboard.

Alzamora Group
Alzamora Group

1997

Francesc Macià Medal

On 29 April, in recognition of his dedication, determination and his spirit of initiative, the President of the Government of Catalonia, Jordi Pujol, awards the Francesc Macià Medal to Pere Alzamora y Carbonell.

2000

The Alzamora Group’s centenary year

100 years have passed since a young entrepreneur decided to open that small printing press. Alzamora celebrates the culmination of this period with immense gratitude to its workers and the trust of its customers, as always, with plenty of hopes, dreams and ambitious projects to keep moving forward, to become a leader in packaging and graphic arts.

Alzamora Group
Alzamora Group

2001

Creation of Alpack Plastic S.L.

Alpack Plastic, S.L. is created, with a factory devoted exclusively to the manufacturing, handling and finishing processes for products made from plastics.

2004

New facilities at Alzamora Packaging S.A.

The new headquarters of the Alzamora Packaging, S.A. company, located in Sant Joan les Fonts, is set up enabling it to tackle the challenges of the 21st century, providing a total guarantee of quality and service for cardboard packaging solutions.

Alzamora Group
Alzamora Group

2009

We start the implementation of the Lean Manufacturing and Office process (Continuous Improvement)

New measures are implemented in order to achieve a more efficient management of the entire packaging production process, increase customer satisfaction, reduce delivery times, and improve communication flow and product performance.

2011

Visit of His Royal Highness the Prince of Asturias and Girona

His Royal Highness the Prince of Asturias and Girona inaugurates the Alzamora Group Museum. The museum has gathered together an extensive collection that reflects the general evolution of graphic arts and cardboard packaging throughout history. It is the most complete private collection in Spain, with examples dating back to the 17th century.

Alzamora Group
Alzamora Group

2014

Receipt of the Olot Medal

Pere Alzamora y Carbonell receives the Olot Medal for his career at the helm of the Alzamora Group, as well as for his altruistic contribution to society.

2016

The fifth generation joins the company

We end 2016 with good news for the Alzamora Group, with Patricia Berga Alzamora, the fifth generation of the Alzamora family, joining the group.

Alzamora Group
Alzamora Group

2017

Novotipo’s welcome to Alzamora Group

The Alzamora Group takes another step forward in its internationalisation strategy and production capacity with the purchase of Novotipo, a packaging company located in Lisbon, Portugal.

2019

The ‘LatCub’ Solution

The Alzamora Group goes one step further in its commitment to sustainability with the revolutionary LatCub solution, an innovative and effective idea for holding aluminium cans together without generating plastic waste. This environmentally friendly packaging uses a minimal amount of cardboard, allowing the consumer to carry a pack of cans with ease.

Alzamora Group
Alzamora Group

2020

Creation of our slogan “We’re Invincible!”

Based on the team’s contributions, ideas and values, along with the experience of Alejandro Abad, the Alzamora Group together composed our own song, with the slogan ¡Somos Invencibles! A project that reinforces our pride in our role in the community, the importance of working in a happy environment in a high-level packaging company along with our core values: commitment, involvement, innovation and creativity.
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