Who we are
At LIPSA we are the leader in vegetable oils and fats for food, animal feed, technical applications and biofuels.
Our facilities have the most advanced technology and a team committed to the philosophy and principles of LIPSA. We work to meet the most demanding standards and confront the challenges and demands of the market and our clients, providing practical, innovative and efficient solutions. Always with safety and sustainability as the pillars of all our operations.
To be a leading group in our market, fulfilling all our commitments with our employees, clients, suppliers and shareholders in a safe and effective way.
Acquire the highest level of efficiency and competitiveness, through continuous improvement of our products and services, with the aim of achieving recognition and market leadership.
Personalised customer service and tailor-made products
Broad portfolio of products
Extensive experience with technical and sales support
Flexibility in terms of logistics and production
Client training sessions
A global company
Our strategic location is perfect for receiving the best raw materials from all over the world and sell our products on all five continents.
- New Zealand
- United Arab Emirates
- South Korea
- United Kingdom
- Hong Kong
- United States
- Czech Republic
- Saudi Arabia
- Costa Rica
- Ivory Coast
United Arab Emirates
EgyptEcuadorJordanCyprusPeruUkraineMoldovaRomaniaIndonesiaGeorgiaBulgariaBelarusNigeriaColombiaArgentinaGuatemalaHondurasCosta RicaMalaysiaIndonesiaPhilippinesGabonIvory Coast
Establishment of the company and purchase of land
Antonio Soler Aymerich (father) and Antonio Soler Soler (son) establish the company Lípidos Santiga S.A. and acquire the land in Santa Perpetua de Mogoda, where the main refinery and headquarters of the LIPSA group is located today.
Start of activity
The activity at the factory begins, with the initial operations being sourcing and fractionation of animal fats.
Start of the refining activity
The refining of animal fats and their fractions, obtained by fractionation with hexane, begins. The first refining equipment was discontinuous with a capacity of 20 tonnes per day.
First physical refinery
The first continuous refinery is built, which in addition to considerably increasing the plant's capacity up to 120 tonnes per day and reducing energy costs by more than half, enabled the physically refining of animal fats and tropical oils that were refined at that time.
Removal of Tariffs
With Spain joining the European Union (1986) a process of homogenisation of the tariff policy begins, which finally extends to oils in 1990. Under the same conditions of import and export of oils as the rest of the EU, LIPSA improves its competitiveness and initiates significant growth and expansion.
Agreement with Vandemoortele
Vandemoortele, a major European margarine manufacturer, becomes a minority shareholder of LIPSA and at the same time becomes one of LIPSA's largest clients by opening a margarine factory next to our Santa Perpetua refinery. Supported by Vandemoortele's volumes, LIPSA takes a very important step in competitiveness and quality that drives its growth both in the Iberian peninsula and in exports.
Inauguration of a 5 MW cogeneration plant that reduces energy costs considerably and increases our competitiveness on the market
Opening of the Huelva refinery
After 20 years of major growth at the Santa Perpetua plant (1990-2010), having reached a capacity of 600,000 tonnes per year, a new refinery plant is inaugurated at the outer port of Huelva, with a capacity of 250,000 tonnes per year, which represents a new challenge and a significant opportunity for expansion.
Growth in sales and exports
LIPSA exceeds 600,000 tonnes in sales of refined oils and continues to grow exports to more than 170,000 tonnes.
Entry in the organic market
Consumers' awareness and knowledge regarding a healthier and more sustainable diet is growing rapidly, as is the consumption of organic oils for all types of applications. In line with this new demand, in 2018 LIPSA obtained the certification to refine and sell organic oils and fats. Our portfolio includes: palm, coconut, sunflower, high oleic sunflower, soybean and rapeseed oil and any mixture of these.
Investment in circular economy
LIPSA makes a firm commitment to circular economy and zero waste in 2019 with the transformation of the Huelva plant to process raw materials for the manufacture of biofuels, such as biodiesel or HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil). At the same time, a plant with LIPSA's own technology is set up at the Barcelona refinery to recover the oil that remains in bleaching earth. This oil is subsequently reused in the production of biodiesel.