GELCO was founded in 1966 in order to manufacture and supply edible, pharmaceutical and technical gelatine. The plant installation and process technology was supervised by Atlantic Gelatine, a General Foods division, who handled the plant the first five years.
Since then, the main objective has been to optimise the plant’s efficiency and the product quality, through investigation and better knowledge of our customer’s requirements.
Gelco has a continuous extraction process, with a production capacity of 4800 MT/year. The raw material from bovine hides is BSE free and its sanitary condition is certificated, which allows us to export worldwide.
In 2008, Gelco bought Kraft’s gelatin plant located in Pedreira, Brazil, which started its operation as GELCO GELATINAS DO BRASIL LTDA. on April 2009. Since then, this new plant has been in a continuous improvement of processes and equipments, in order to achieve high levels of efficiency and quality.
During 2015 we reach international clients in more than 30 different destinations and a production capacity of more than 4800 tons per year.
In 2016, we obtained our FSSC 22000 Food Safety Certification.
Corporate Social Responsibility:
Perform our activities with efficiency, profitability and responsibility to our stakeholders, always seeking continuous improvement to maintain a sustainable growth.
Satisfy our customers by providing a product according to their requirements, an excellent service and the faithful fulfilment of the commitment of supply.
To control the environmental impacts of our operations, through the rational use of natural resources, the efficient management of waste and the prevention of pollution.
To protect the company from any kind of illegal activity through the promotion of transparent, ethical and safe practices in our supply chain.