Hercosul

The Hercosul Group was born in 2001, in Ivoti/RS, with Hercosul Alimentos Ltda, when it started its own production of dry food for dogs and cats under the brands Three Dogs and Three Cats. Since then, it has been expanding its operations in the pet food segment, launching innovative products recognized for their quality, safety and performance, in the Super Premium, Premium Special, Premium and Standard categories. Today, in addition to complete dry foods, the Group also works with moist food and treats, sold throughout the national territory and in countries such as Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Nigeria, Panama, Paraguay and Uruguay, with the Biofresh (for dogs and cats), Three Dogs, Three Cats, Primocão, Primogato, Apolo and Átila brands, besides Mutts and Beny exclusively on Paraguayan soil.

With a permanent focus on quality, innovation and service, the Hercosul Group is always looking for the most modern technologies, professional improvement, nutrition and control techniques that ensure the quality and value to its products, services and the relationship with its audiences. From the physical structure to its technical staff - composed of about 700 professionals - the organization invests heavily in improving its business, which has pet and human well-being as one of its essential pillars.

The Hercosul Group is formed by the businesses Hercosul Alimentos, Hercosul Comercial, Hercosul Transportes and Hercosul International, which, in turn, structurally, are constituted by, in addition to the production matrix in Ivoti and yet another wet food and treats factory in Vacaria - both in Rio Grande do Sul -, four distribution centers - one in Santa Catarina, one in Paraná, one in São Paulo and one in Paraguay - and by its newest and most modern factory, built in Doctor Juán Leon Mallorquín/PY, which has been operational since the second half of 2019.

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.

Developed by Specialists

Concerned with the health, welfare and longevity of pets, at all stages of their lives, Hercosul produces high quality food, with the help of a team of engineers, veterinarians, zootechnical and dog nutrition specialists and cats, constantly updated.

These specialists have a Product Evaluation and Performance Center created to develop the best techniques and new knowledge to offer safe, nutritious foods with high biological value and digestibility, as well as being very tasty.

It is the commitment to always provide more and better, made by who understands the subject. After all, pets are our life.

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.

  • Hercosul
    2018

    Launching new presentations of Three Dogs Original.

    Three Dogs Original
  • Hercosul
    2018

    Launch of the Three Cats Original Line.

    Three Cats Original
  • Hercosul
    2019

    Repositioning of the Three Cats Flavors line to the Super Premium category.

    Three Cats Original
  • Hercosul
    2019

    Repositioning of the Three Dogs Flavors line to the Super Premium category.

    Three Dogs Original
  • Hercosul
    2019

    Revitalization of the Primocão Premium Line.

    Primocão Premium
  • Hercosul
    2019

    Revitalization of the Primogato Premium Line.

    Primogato Premium
  • Hercosul
    2020

    New release Apolo meat.

    Apolo
  • Hercosul
    2020

    Launch of the new Three Cats Super Premium line's pates.

    Three Cats Premium
  • Hercosul
    2020

    Launch of the new Three Dogs Super Premium line's pates.

    Three Dogs Premium
  • Hercosul
    2020

    Launch of the new Three Cats Super Premium line's sachets.

    Three Dogs Premium
  • Hercosul
    2020

    Launch of the new Three Dogs Super Premium line's sachets.

    Three Dogs Premium
  • Hercosul
    2020

    Launch of new Biofresh Super Premium packages for dogs.

    Biofresh
  • Hercosul
    2020

    Launch Biofresh Flavors.

    Biofresh Sabores

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