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Ramirez & Cia (Filhos), SA is a Portuguese producer of canned fish products, such as tuna and sardines with tomato sauce. It also produces other foodstuffs such as canned salads. The owner is Manuel Guerreiro Ramirez.

Profile and history[edit]

As the first canned fished undertaking in the country, the VRSA plant is the cradle of the sector in Portugal. Applying the principle discovered by Nicholas Appert, and later drawn up into the theories of Pasteur, it revolutionised the concept of food conservation in Portugal. At the start of the last century exportation of products began and the first sardine steam ship was launched to sea, the Senhora da Encarnação.

With 250 employees, it has plants in Leça da Palmeira and Peniche. It sells 40 millions cans/year and exports 45% of its production, commercialised under its own brands.


Ramirez is present in the Portuguese market and in 37 international markets with a range of 55 canned fish varieties and ten brands. Ramirez’s internationalisation process began at the end of the 19th century, creating brands such as Cocagne in the Benelux countries (exported since 1906). Tomé in the Philippines, Canada and the USA, Al Fares in the Arab world, or Gabriel in South Africa, are Ramirez brands. Exportation of Ramirez’s canned fish products continues to grow in the markets of Austria, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Brazil, England, Switzerland, South Africa, Canada, USA, Venezuela, Angola, Mozambique, Germany, Israel, Japan, China and Australia.

Quality certification[edit]

Ramirez possesses its own laboratory and complies with the HACCP system. The Ramirez quality control system has been ratified by control departments such as the Canadian Fisheries Inspection Agency (CFIA), South African Bureau Standards (SABS), European Food Safety Inspection Service (EFSIS), Food and Drugs Administration (FDA of the USA).

Ramirez has obtained the Quality Management System certification, governed by the NP EN ISO 9001:2000 standard, attributed by SGS, a quality certification services. Ramirez has become the first Portuguese canned fish company to be accredited by SGS.

Healthy eating[edit]

The Ramirez Nutrition Centre, CENUTRA, set up by Ramirez, with scientific support from the Faculty of Nutrition and Food Sciences (Faculdade de Ciências da Nutrição e Alimentação) of Porto University, sponsors scientific research in health, nutrition and food sciences, especially geared towards canned fish and its benefits.

The CENUTRA aims to seek scientific knowledge that will lead to a healthy diet and disseminate it among the community. The goal is to help to promote the Mediterranean diet. Canned sardines have a high content of proteins and also vitamins B1, B2, PP, calcium, phosphorus, iron and copper.

The strategic importance of the sea[edit]

As a sponsor of the “Hypercluster do Mar” (Hypercluster of the Sea), RAMIREZ seeks through these synergies with the Porto Sea Life Center to raise awareness among the population of conservation of sea life.

External links[edit]

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15 news items

Jornal de Negócios - Portugal
Fri, 22 May 2015 12:52:30 -0700

A nova fábrica da empresa de conservas Ramirez, em Matosinhos, para onde estão a ser transferidas as unidades de Peniche e Leça da Palmeira, já está a laborar, faltando apenas implementar alguns departamentos, investimento de 18 milhões de euros.


Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:28:55 -0800

A empresa Conservas Ramirez vai encerrar as fábricas de Peniche e de Matosinhos e concentrar os trabalhadores e a produção numa nova unidade em Lavra, a ser inaugurada em maio, no concelho de Matosinhos. Questionada pela Lusa, a empresa ...
Jornal de Negócios - Portugal
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 05:03:15 -0700

A liberdade saiu à rua no 25 de Abril de 1974, mas nas fábricas da empresa de conservas Ramirez foi quase um dia igual aos outros, tendo os trabalhadores continuado a laborar enquanto sabiam da revolução pela rádio. A Ramirez é uma empresa que já ...


Tue, 07 Oct 2014 03:56:45 -0700

Para encerrar as comemorações dos 160 anos das conservas Ramirez, a mais antiga empresa mundial do setor, a marca uniu-se à Loja das Conservas, junto ao Cais do Sodré, para criar uma semana temática com aposta forte em diversos momentos de ...

Dinheiro Vivo

Dinheiro Vivo
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:05:23 -0700

A conserveira investiu no espaço 18 milhões de euros. Destino para a fábrica de Peniche a ser pensado. Ramirez quer abrir nova fábrica de Matosinhos em abril ou maio de 2015. Manuel Ramirez Diana Quintela. 30/09/2014 | 15:58 | Dinheiro Vivo.

Sul Informacao

Sul Informacao
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:01:25 -0700

A exposição, que conta com o apoio das Conservas Ramirez, foi aberta no sábado, ao final da tarde, e pode agora ser vista até 31 de Março no Museu de Portimão. E o Sul Informação está em condições de adiantar que ficou a ideia de, num futuro próximo, ...
Tue, 07 May 2013 08:03:55 -0700

Maçarico, Nutrigreen, Conservas Portugal Norte, Conservas A Poveira, Dancake, Du Bois de la Roche, 1912 Wine Makers, Clube dos Produtores do Fundão, Sonae, Unicer, Sumol+Compal, Imperial, Conservas Ramirez e Vieira de Castro são as empresas ...


Mon, 10 Nov 2014 01:23:47 -0800

Υπενθυμίζουν ονόματα όπως η Sonae Industria (ο μεγαλύτερος παραγωγός ξύλινων πάνελ διεθνώς), η Corticeira Amorim (ο μεγαλύτερος παραγωγός φελλού στον κόσμο), η Conservas Ramirez (ο αρχαιότερος παραγωγός κονσέρβας ψαριού στον κόσμο) κ.ά.

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