Our history

  • 1943

    Three young chemists from Valencia (Spain) invent a process for extracting theobromine, an alkaloid very similar to caffeine, which is only found in the cocoa bean. Natra’s activity is thus started.

  • 1950

    The activity is extended to include the manufacturing and commercialization of cocoa derivatives. 

  • 1978

    Trading start on the open outcry market of Valencia (Spain).

  • 1986

    Natra US founded in order to facilitate commercial activity in the North American market.

  • 1991

    Trading start on the open outcry market of Madrid (Spain).

  • 2001

    Start of chocolate coating manufacturing in the Valencia (Spain) production site.

  • 2002

    Spin-off of Natra's assets related to the extraction of theobromine, caffeine and functional ingredients. Founding of Natraceutical, an independent listed company in which Natra remains as controlling shareholder.

  • 2003

    Focused so far in the production of cocoa derivatives, Natra decides to move towards the final product and start exploring the opportunities offered by the sector.

  • 2004

    Natra acquires Zahor (Spain), thus taking the first steps on path towards vertical integration and consumer-oriented end products. Zahor held a significant client portfolio, a considerable turnover in Europe and had recently acquired a plant in France specialising in chocolate tablets.

  • 2005

    Chocolaterie Jacali (Belgium) becomes part of Natra, thus increasing the existing range with the inclusion of Belgian chocolates and specialities.

  • 2007

    Incorporation of All Crump (Belgium), thus constituting the new spreads business unit.

  • 2012

    Further boost of he growth strategy in the consumer goods division beyond Europe, with special focus on United States and China.