More than 70 Years
of History Building
for the Future


Lucta, S.A. is established in the neighborhood of San Gervasio in Barcelona, Spain.Lucta dedicates its creative capacity to the design of flavors for human consumption.


Lucta Spain opens a new 3,000 m² plant on Numancia street in Barcelona, Spain


The first administrative headquarters of Lucta Grancolombiana is established in the north-central sector of Bogotá, Colombia.


Lucta USA is established in New York.


Lucta Mexicana is established in Mexico City.


The Animal Feed Additives Division is created.


Lucta Mexicana opens its Naucalpan plant in the State of Mexico.


Lucta Spain opens its new 60,000 m² facilities in Montornès de Vallès.


The Animal Feed Additives Division launches Luctacid.


The Animal Feed Additives Division launches Luctamold.


Lucta Grancolombiana opens a new plant on the Autopista Norte in Bogotá.


The book “The problem of fungal contamination in the feed industry” is published.


The sales teams become specialized. The Flavors Division is born as an autonomous unit.


Lucta Mexicana moves to the Vallejo Industrial Park, in Mexico City.


In the Flavors Division, the Sweet and Savory Lines are created. The Pilot Plant for Meat Products is inaugurated for the Design area of the Savory Flavor Line. In the Fragrance Division, two main lines of work are created: Personal Care and Home care. The Personal Care line encompassed the personal hygiene and fine perfumery products. The Home Care line encompassed products for home cleaning, washing clothes and air care.


Lucta do Brasil is established in Sao Paulo. The Fragrances Division specializes in the Home Care line creating interdisciplinary teams for two sublines: home cleaning and fabric care on the one hand and air care on the other.


Lucta Grancolombiana and Lucta Mexicana obtain the ISO 9000 Certificate for its quality systems. The Animal Feed Additives Division launches Luctaplus.


The Luctanox line is launched, a synergistic antioxidant with high stability and effective protection.


Lucta opens a sales office in the Philippines. Lucta Grancolombiana opens its third administrative headquarters.


Lucta Guangzhou opens in China. Lucta Mexicana creates a Fragrances Division. Agrimérica is acquired in the United States, which then operates under the name of Lucta USA and moves its facilities to Northbrook, Illinois. A new R&D building is opened in Lucta, S.A. Lucta Polska is established in Poland.


Lucta Spain obtains the ISO 14000 Certificate for its environmental management system.


Lucta Mexicana moves the production of Animal Feed Additives to a second plant in Vallejo Industrial Park.


Lucta do Brasil opens its new facilities in the Jundiai Industrial Park in Sao Paulo.


Lucta Spain begins a process of remodeling its offices and laboratories that will last until 2008.


Lucta Guangzhou obtains the ISO 9001 Certificate for its quality systems.


Lucta Spain inaugurates the “Seu-El Castell”, becoming the only company producing flavors for animal feed with its own experimental farm.


Lucta Spain begins the process of remodeling its production with a new factory for solid flavors.


The Lucta group’s new corporate motto: “We create trust.”


Start-up in Lucta Spain of a pilot plant for the development of Flavors for beverages. Lucta China creates a Fragrances Division. Opening of a sales office in Russia. Lucta publishes the discovery of the Umami receptor in pigs’ tongues. A new approach to research in palatability solutions opens up. Lucta USA moves to Libertyville, Illinois.


Lucta puts its Virtual Library online. It is the first company to disseminate flavor research work openly on the Internet. The Flavor Division and the Fragrance Division in Lucta Guangzhou begin their operations.


Lucta Grancolombiana celebrates its 50th anniversary. The Group’s new website goes online, with a new design and dynamic publication of new contents. The new supplier portal is implemented, for purchases of raw materials and containers by Lucta España.


The Innovation Division is created, with offices and 5 laboratories dedicated exclusively to innovation, located in the Research Park of the Universidad Autónoma de Bellaterra (UAB). Lucta Guangzhou moves to new, bigger and more modern facilities in the Guangzhou Economic & Technological Development District (GETDD).
Flavor Fragance Specialties INC


Lucta, following its expansion strategy, acquires an important North American manufacturer of customized flavors, fragrances, and oils, Fragrance & Flavor Specialties, Inc.,(FFS), located in New Jersey.

Lucta Mexicana celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Start-up of the new raw materials manufacturing and storage facilities of the Feed Additives Division in Montornès del Vallès.

Lucta Guangzhou opens its new offices and a Feed Additives Production unit.


New corporate tagline of the Lucta Group: “Innovation and trust”. Lucta Spain expands its property with the acquisition of a plot that adjoins its current facilities. Total surface area after the acquisition: 123,723 m2.


Implementation of the Code of Ethics to consolidate the company’s social commitment.


Start-up of a new plant for the production of solid flavors at Lucta Grancolombiana. FFS starts up a new, automated fragrance plant at its Baltimore manufacturing headquarters. Lucta reinforces its global corporate identity with the launch of its new website.


Lucta Mexicana moves from Mexico DF to brand new facilities in Querétaro to ensure sustainability and growth in the coming years. The company opens state-of-the-art design and application laboratories for flavors, fragrances and feed additives, using the latest digital technologies to promote world-leading solutions.

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