History

The story of a family

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Beginnings

In the year 1928, in a house located in Aiguafreda’s Main Square (Plaza Mayor), Antoni Salgot created a small cold meats company, which today continues to function as a workroom. His innovative and growth-focused spirit led him to purchase the first automatic cold-rooms imported from the United States.
He helped introduce a pig breed from England called Large-White, it was a real qualitative leap for the cold meats business at that moment in Catalonia.

Expansion

In 1964, Pere Salgot, Antoni’s son, took over and began the task of expanding the brand and positioning it in the market. The constant quality improvement was one of his important challenges. He was a co-founder of the Catalan Sausage D.O. (D.O. Botifarra Catalana), promoter and later Chairman of the Catalan Federation of Meat Industries (FECIC) and promoter of Sausage Vic PDO (IGP Llonganissa de Vic).
He brought changes in production systems: new processes, new recipes … which soon earned recognition from the community in the form of awards such as the Gold Medal for Catalan Agriculture.

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Present and future

Currently, Valeri Salgot runs the company representing the third generation of butchers from Aiguafreda. He operates with the same drive and values than his predecessors.
In addition to being Chairman of Embotits Salgot, he continues to be connected to the most representative agents in the industry; he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Catalan Association of Meat Industries (ACIC), Sausage Vic PDO (IGP Llonganissa de Vic) and the Catalan Gourmet Cluster.

Evolution of the brand