We travelled abroad to observe trends taking hold across Europe and mainstream them into SPB. One example was the trend for adding scents to goods. The company applied it to ammonia –something no-one had done– which made it stand out and saw it be sold in almost every supermarket chain.
We began to manufacture cleaning products.
Transfer to the Cheste facility (Valencia), still one of the SPB head offices.
Creation of the first warehouse for finished products.
SPB started to supply Mercadona.
Construction of a new production plant, SPB2.
Construction of a new production plant, SPB3.
The company obtained the ISO 9001 quality certificate.
Start of the contract manufacturing business.
New manufacturing plant at Huévar del Aljarafe (Seville).
Opening of the R&D Centre in Cheste.
Manufacturing of personal care and OTC products.
The company obtained the ISO 14001 environmental certificate.
Audit of the Health and Safety at Work Management System, adaptation to OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001.
We signed up to UN Global Compact which upholds human and labour rights and promotes sustainability and anti-corruption.
We became partners in Volunare, an international network promoting corporate volunteering.
Launch of the automatic warehouse at the Seville plant.
Compliance with BRC Global Standard for Food Safety.
New product category: detergents.
Start of product exports as a distributor brand.
We signed up to the SEDEX platform promoting collaboration for better management of activity in labour rights, health and safety at work, the environment and business ethics.
New category: hair and body care products for export.
International expansion extends to markets such as Australia.
We signed up to Responsible Care, a chemical sector initiative advocating for continuous production improvements in line with principles of sustainable development and corporate responsibility.
Generational replacement at SPB. Gracia Burdeos, with a degree in pharmacy, a master’s in cosmetics and experience in several French laboratories, became the new chief executive of the company she had been associated with since 2003.
Change of name from SPB to The SPB Global Corporation, better reflecting the status of a company that operates on all five continents and which seeks to establish itself as a globally competitive enterprise.
In a further step towards staking out a more global business but one able to pivot to each market, SPB Germany was established, key to expanding the SPB spirit across Germany and the rest of Europe.