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Our History

1986

Our two founders with some knowledge in food processing, due to a technical career, they first started producing tests of Milk Caramel Spread in an industrial gas stove and a copper pot. In a modest house also built by the founders of only 125 m2, located at Clarita’s neighborhood in Bogotá, Colombia.

1989

They began selling the milk caramel spread in cups of 50 gr between relatives and neighbors, under the brand Pulgarcito.

1992

Productos Alimenticios Santillana LTDA. was officially founded. In a 230 m2 house located at La Granja neighborhood in Bogotá. From this production plant, which was also the founders and their little son house, we began to supply Milk Caramel Spread to well known chain stores and important distributors of bakery products in the country.  

1994

Our first participation in trade shows took place at “Expo Artesanias / Hand made products show”; thanks to the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá who supported us with a free small space of 4 m2.

2000

We opened our new production plant, with a total area of 662 m2, located at the Boyaca Real neighborhood. This is the first time we have a place ideal to produce this south american dessert. 

2002

We won the award for Best The best candy and confectionary product of the Western Hemisphere, for the V Food Fair of the Americas in Miami, Florida.

2005

First exports of Milk Caramel Spread to Guatemala, Costa Rica and the U.S.A.

2006

After having identified some opportunities and needs of the market, we decided to expand our portfolio and start importing new products such as refrigerated whipping cream and instant yeast from countries such as U.S.A, Mexico and Guatemala.

2011

Awarded with he first place for Colombia’s Milk Caramel spread for the gastronomy trade show and fair in Corferias, Bogotá.

2012

We decided openning our first office out of Bogotá city. Lauched in October 2012 “ The east regional ” in Cali, Colombia. From there we serve the whole Valle del Cauca state, Eje cafetero and Cauca state also.

2014

We opened our new production plant of 3.600 m2 at Celta Trade Park in Funza, Colombia. There we manufacture Milk Caramel spread, condensed milk, glasses, fruit fillings, baking powder and powdered sugar.

Continuing our expansion, in early February we decided opening a new ofice “ The Meta’s regional” in Villavicencio city. From there we serve the whole deparment and Yopal city in the neighboring state.

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