History

Santiago Apóstol Cooperative was founded in 1971 by a small group of melon growers.
It is located in Tomelloso, in the centre of La Mancha. The company has developed the commercialisation activity of fresh fruit and vegetables as much in the national market as in the international ones.

Santiago Apóstol Cooperative has experienced since its beginnings a continuous evolution. This is due to its sustained and sustainable investments policy orientated to the permanent improvement and updating of its facilities. Nowadays we are more than 600 members committed with quality and with a high performance service.

Our facilities are modern and functional. They represent a guarantee regarding the fact of making our products arrive in the best conditions to the final client. The manipulation and packaging industrial unit has a surface of 15.000m2. We also have two air and isolation chambers, as well as natural illumination and good air entrance.

Referring to our production, we reach the figures of 15 to 20 million kg of melon every season and from 4 to 5 million kg of cereal. This year’s innovation have been the tomato crops in which we are very confident about the results.

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We realize that a cooperative has to supply its members with a complete service for the grower and it has to contribute to the modernisation and competitiveness of the sector. Santiago Apóstol Tomelloso Cooperative makes the following services available to its members.

Our technical team runs an exhaustive quality control from the production areas to the qualification by batches of every product. This proceeding allows us to know the specific origin of our products in order to be able to make the traceability of the product with the highest guarantee.

We provide advice services, PAC documentation guidance to our members, agrarian insurances of all kind, technical advices on the field and any administration demand needed.

We have at our disposal a training centre where we impart theoretical and practical courses to our members and workers. The result is a high-profile professional education. The training centre is certified by the Economy and Employ Regional Council and their entrances are certified by the Regional Social Wellbeing Council with the register number 24.310 in the agricultural branch since 1997.
We have three certified classrooms, practical area, greenhouse, industrial sowing unit, a workshop and a verified production industrial unit.
Certified courses with professional certificate of non labour internship in companies.

We put at the disposal of our members, fertilisers, phytosanitary products, plastics, seeds, watering equipment, everything coordinated by the appropriate guidance of the best technicians.

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