The history of Bimbo, the company that gave its name to sliced bread in Spain
Bimbo, the multinational company dedicated to the manufacture of bakery products, is a company that was founded in Mexico City in December 1945, a few months after the end of World War II. In the beginning, it had 34 collaborators, produced 14 products and had only 10 trucks.
Thus, Bimbo Spain is a replica of the Bimbo company founded in Mexico City, since due to the success of this first company, one of its founders, Mr. Jaime Jorba, decided to create an equal in Spain, with the same name, symbols and philosophy.
Bimbo thus began its activity in Spain on February 21, 1965, the date on which the first sliced bread was released, produced in its factory in Granollers (Barcelona), as reported on Bimbo's own website.
Subsequently, and with the aim of increasing its competitiveness, in 1971 Bimbo partnered with the North American bakery company Campbell Taggart Inc., the second in its sector in the United States.
Already in 1978 he sold the rest of the shares and, from then on, both companies, Bimbo México and Bimbo España, follow parallel but completely independent paths. In 2011, the Mexican company Grupo Bimbo, the largest bakery in the world, acquired Bimbo Spain and Portugal, integrating it under the name Bimbo Iberia.
Today, Bimbo is the largest bakery company in the world, present in America, Europe, Asia and Africa. It manufactures more than 13,000 products and is positioned as one of the largest organizations in the food sector in Spain and Portugal. In fact, his first great achievement was to introduce in these two countries a totally unknown product: sliced bread.