Hercosul

Hercosul Alimentos is a pet food industry , renowned for its innovative products and high credibility.Since 2001, the company is headquartered in Ivoti and has a production unit in Vacaria, both in Rio Grande do Sul, as well as two distribution centers in Paraná and one in Paraguay, where the company is also building a new factory. Today, Hercosul has around 600 people in its staff.

Its technical staff, composed of highly trained veterinarians, zootechnicians, engineers and chemists, supports product development, quality control, manufacturing and marketing departments.

With complete dry and moist food lines and snacks, Hercosul operates in the national markets - 22 Brazilian states - and internationally - Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, Colombia and Angola - with product proposals in the categories Super Premium, Special Premium, Premium and Standard.The company owns the brands Biofresh for Dogs, Biofresh for Cats, Three Dogs, Three Cats, Primocão, Primogato, Adore Dogs, Adore Cats, Apolo, Attila, Mutts and Three Birds.

Brand Cause

Hercosul seeks, through the continuous improvement of the quality management system and its suppliers, to meet the expectations of customers and employees based on sustainable and innovative practices.

CADPH - Hercosul Product Evaluation and Performance Center

Before reaching consumers, Hercosul products undergo a rigorous monitoring process that ranges from the selection of raw materials to their industrialization and commercialization.To do so, the company maintains a partnership with renowned national universities and has an experimental kennel where its products are continuously tested. The kennel has a complete infrastructure of recreation and environmental enrichment , which promotes the well-being of dogs of different races and ages.Animals have a dynamic routine, with several activities, among them non-invasive tests such as food preference, which ensure quality products and superior palatability. All these tests follow international protocols approved by ethics and food safety committees, being 100% safe and not presenting any harm to the animals involved.

Certifications

Hercosul has a series of procedures and practices of control with the objective of guaranteeing the production and distribution of food in a safe and standardized way.Aiming at these objectives, the company is certified in GMP, HACCP and ISO 9001: 2015.

Good manufacturing practices

Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) are a set of hygienic, sanitary and operational practices and procedures that are applied throughout the production flow in order to guarantee the quality, conformity and safety of the products.

APPCC (HACCP)

The HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) system is a quality program used in the food industry to ensure that food produced is safe and suitable for consumption.HACCP is scientifically grounded and systematic in identifying, assessing and defining measures to control significant hazards to food safety. It is based on the prevention, reduction or elimination of all biological, chemical and physical hazards rather than simple analysis of the final product.

ISO 9001

ISO 9001 aims to standardize internal and external processes, always seeking continuous improvement through constant training of its employees, adequate working environment, mutually beneficial relations with suppliers, community and environment, guaranteeing the satisfaction of its customers. The scope of certification for Hercosul is linked to the development and production of dry dog and cat food.

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  • Hercosul
    1995

    The company started out as a hardware store (Comercial Konzen) and food for large animals.

  • Hercosul
    1997

    What was a hardware store became a distributor of various items, including food and feed for animals of all sizes, from different third party brands.

  • Hercosul
    1999

    Acquisition of the land where, today, the Ivoti / RS headquarters are located.

  • Hercosul
    2000

    Completed the construction of the first Hercosul production line.

  • Hercosul
    2000

    Pet Caring: There are specific lines of food for different categories of pets.
    Source: Diana Pet Food

  • Hercosul
    2000

    Release of the Three Dogs line.

    Three Dogs
  • Hercosul
    2000

    Release of the Three Cats line.

    Three Cats
  • Hercosul
    2000

    Release of the Three Birds line.

    Three Birds
  • Hercosul
    2001

    Release of the Primocão line.

    Primocão
  • Hercosul
    2003

    Release of the Apolo line.

    Apolo
  • Hercosul
    2003

    Release of the Átila line.

    Atila
  • Hercosul
    2003

    Release of the Primogato line.

    Primogato
  • Hercosul
    2004

    Beginning of export work, with operations in Uruguay.

  • Hercosul
    2005

    Release of the Adore Dogs line.

    Adore Cães
  • Hercosul
    2005

    Release of the Adore Cats line.

    Adore Gatos
  • Hercosul
    2005

    Release of the Three Cats sanitary sand.

    Three Cats
  • Hercosul
    2005

    Revitalization of the Three Dogs line.

    Three Dogs
  • Hercosul
    2005

    Revitalization of the Three Cats line.

    Three Cats
  • Hercosul
    2005

    Revitalization of the Apolo line.

    Apolo
  • Hercosul
    2006

    Revitalization of the Primocão line.

    Primocão
  • Hercosul
    2006

    Revitalization of the Primogato line.

    Primogato
  • Hercosul
    2006

    Launch of Adore Páscoa, a chocolate flavored snack for dogs.

    Adore Cães
  • Hercosul
    2007

    Revitalization of the Three Dogs line.

    Three Dogs
  • Hercosul
    2007

    Revitalization of the Three Cats line.

    Three Cats
  • Hercosul
    2008

    Revitalization of the Primocão line.

    Primocão
  • Hercosul
    2008

    Revitalization of the Primogato line.

    Primogato
  • Hercosul
    2008

    Revitalization of the Adore Cães line.

    Adore Cães
  • Hercosul
    2008

    Revitalization of the Adore Gatos line.

    Adore Gatos
  • Hercosul
    2009

    Expansion of export work, with operations in Germany.

  • Hercosul
    2010

    Beginning of the production of moist foods and snacks at the Vacaria unit.

  • Hercosul
    2010

    Pet Parenting: Food became healthier and more nutritious.
    Source: Diana Pet Food

  • Hercosul
    2010

    Revitalization of the Apolo line.

    Apolo
  • Hercosul
    2010

    Revitalization of the Àtila line.

    Atila
  • Hercosul
    2011

    Beginning of the food exports with operations in Nigeria and Malaysia.

  • Hercosul
    2011

    Construction of the specific line with cutting edge technology for food production with high inclusion of fresh ingredients.

  • Hercosul
    2012

    Release of the Biofresh para Cães line.

    Biofresh para Cães
  • Hercosul
    2013

    Pet population growth.
    Source: IBGE 2013,
    Euromonitor 2017

  • Hercosul
    2013

    Inauguration of CADPH - Hercosul Product Evaluation and Development Center.

  • Hercosul
    2013

    Begginingt of export to Chile.

  • Hercosul
    2015

    Start of the work on export market to Paraguay.

  • Hercosul
    2015

    Release of the Mutts line.

    Mutts
  • Hercosul
    2017

    The Ivoti / RS headquarters already occupies a total area of 26,280.89m²

  • Hercosul
    2018

    Release of the Biofresh para Gatos line.

    Biofresh para Gatos
  • Hercosul
    2018

    Revitalization of the Apolo line.

    Apolo
  • Hercosul
    2018

    Revitalization of the Átila line.

    Atila
  • Hercosul
    2018

    Beginning of construction of the new and more modern factory in Paraguay.

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