Origin and business profile
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ITPSA was founded with a desire not only to sell our products, but also to offer our customers a comprehensive technical consultation service in the animal diet and nutrition sector.
Industrial Técnica Pecuaria, S.A. (ITPSA), is a complany established in 1968 and a leading manufacturer of supplements for animal feeds. All ITPSA’s products are the result of ITPSA’s own research and have been designed for best production results with maximum profitability, while offering a technical analysis service in its own laboratory which allows the creation of new formulations and an exhaustive quality control.
Focused on basic and natural products, aimed at stimulating animal production, agreements for the distribution of other products have been reached, whenever products of outstanding characteristics and quality were available. ITPSA has been expanding its marketing activities into foreign countries, reaching significant levels of sales (well over 80% of total turnover) and technical service and appreciation in over 60 different countries worldwide. ITPSA has been awarded with public recognition of leadership in export business in the field of animal nutrition supplements. It is also significant to outline that ITPSA holds FAMI-QS and ISO 9001 certification, which reinforces reliability ofITPSA products and standards of high international qualities. The company accounts for a staff of 65 employees, many of which (30%) hold advanced university degrees, in the fields of veterinary science, nutrition, biology, agronomy and fine chemistry. Main offices are located in Barcelona and plant and research units in the industrial area of Valls, near Tarragona, at a bare five minutes from the intersection of the Barcelona-Tarragona-Madrid highways.
Industrial Técnica Pecuaria, S.A. began its marketing pathway by offering Marigold (Tagetes erecta) meal as a natural pigmenter (lutein) for poultry production. A second and natural step was the introduction of high quality paprika powder, as a source of natural red (capsanthin) pigments to complement the yellow and give the desired orange hue to poultry products. The high technological development of these type of products through the years (extraction, saponification, isomerization, etc.) has given these pigment sources a dimension and personality far from the simple flower or paprika meals.
Shortly thereafter, ITPSA added to its catalogue a new line of antioxidants, mostly based on ethoxyquin, which have evolved into one of today’s most modern facilities for the production of ethoxyquin and formulated antioxidants for the feed industry in Europe.
As time went by and ITPSA’s growth continued, new product lines were added as a result of research applied to the needs of the animal feed business. Amongst these, acidulants for piglets, calves and rabbits, with an important group based on inorganic acidifiers; mold inhibitors and, shortly thereafter, a whole set of products designed to improve the quality of animal products. In the 90’s Industrial Técnica Pecuaria launched its new set of products based in digestive enzymes (β-glucanase and xilanase based) to be followed by α-galactosidase based enzymes, in combination with other type of enzymes, such as proteases, amylases and cellulases, leading to different type enzyme preparations aimed at solving feeding and physiological deficiencies in our production animals, mostly in the line of poultry production, followed closely by swine and rabbit production.