Embaré was established on May 15th of 1935 in the city of Taubaté, in the upcountry of the state of São Paulo with a corporate name of Inglez de Souza Filho & Cia Ltda. At that time, it used to produce and market only milk fudge, milk jam, fruit fudges, and vegetable soups.
In 1948, in the city of Lagoa da Prata, a group of cattle farmers joined and founded a company named Laticínios Lagoa da Prata Ltda, to initially manufacture butter only. Later, they also started manufacturing milk powder to supply other food manufacturing plants, while its butter, market under the brand name ‘Camponesa’ started being supplied to new customers in the north and northeast states of Brazil.
In the decade of 60’s, the current controlling stockholders of Embaré bought up Laticínios Lagoa da Prata S.A., and, in 1963, bought up Produtos Alimentícios Embaré. The merging of the two companies took place in 1969 under the corporate name of Embaré Indústrias Alimentícias S.A.
In 1973, by investing in new machinery and expanding its fudge and dairy production plants, its partners turned Embaré into a modern industrial conglomerate to manufacture fudge, caramel candies, milk powder and butter. In order to guarantee the required supply of raw material, the company constructed an additional milk reception section and a new cooling facility.
In 1975, Embaré started exporting and marketing its caramel candies all around five continents.
In the decade of 80’s, Embaré started a partnership with Kraft Inc., the largest American food company which allowed it for acquiring state-of-art technologies and setting up a structure to launch new products. The operation lasted for an estimated five years.
In the decade of 90’s, after overcoming some difficulties and limits, Embaré continued growing and, in 1994, implemented an expansion program by investing nearly 6 million Reals (R$ = Brazilian currency) in its fudge production sector and upgrading of its equipment.
In 2000, the company acquired a new equipment to manufacture milk powder, which allowed it to process up to 800 thousand liters a day, and made it the 9th largest dairy production plant in the country.
In 2002, Embaré constituted “Embaré Foundation”, a legal entity of private law, non-profit, based in the town of Lagoa da Prata. Also inaugurated the Center for Early Childhood Education Arlette Antunes, an institution that receives and assists 90 children aged 6 months to 6 years and 11 months, belonging to the local community.
In 2003, Embaré achieves ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, Quality Management System and Environmental Management, respectively.
In 2004, Embaré occupies the seventh place among the largest companies in the procurement of milk for industrialization.
In 2005, Embaré turns 70 years and celebrates the conclusion of investments in its plant with new and modern facilities, increasing the capacity of reception of milk to 1.1 million liters / day. In the same year inaugurates the Centro Cultural Hilde Schmidt.
In 2011, with an investment of 24 million, Embaré enters to the market of long-life milk, presenting the product on the versions Whole Milk, Skimmed and Semi-skimmed. Some time later, the company extends the line of long life milks and launches the versions Whole Milk, Semi-skimmed and Skimmed Zero Lactose.
In 2015, the company completes 80 years of existence and with new investments, expands its manufacturing plant and increases its processing capacity to 2.4 million milk / day.
In 2016, replacing ISO 9001, Embaré achieves the FSSC 22000 certification, which guarantees the food safety of its entire product line. The certification has worldwide recognition and is granted to the company that meet all the requirements necessary for production within the best standards of quality and safety. Currently, Embaré is the only national company that has the FSSC 22000 certification of the entire production line in Brazil.
Over the last years, the sales growth of products manufactured by Embaré has been increased on the domestic and international markets, which’s been fostered by implementing new business strategies.