Who we are & what we do

In the south of Spain, the hearth of European vegetable cultivation -

Internacional Olivarera, S.A.

In the south of Spain, the hearth of European vegetable cultivation, Internacional Olivarera, S.A., established in XIX century, grow, produces, packages and commercializes olives and a wide selection of Mediterranean products to all continents. Our aim, as a vertically integrated company, is to assure the maximum quality standards and innovate in new products development as well as processes and services.



Sanabria is the Interoliva’s olive orchard. Located in Sevilla. It’s 5 miles away fron Interoliva’s processing and packaging plant. An innovated Table Olive farm, pemanently participates in severals EU farming researchs.



Safety and quality is our aim. We have achieved the highest quality standards. Robust quality management system to ensure the supply of safety and top quality products: BRC-Grade AA+, ISO9001:2008 or Organic Agricultural Production certificated.



The main aim of our R&D+I department is to discover and create new knowledge about our business for the purpose of uncovering and enabling development of valuable new products, processes and services.



Environmental management is both a responsability and a vocation. The execution of this policy is based on an Environmental Management system in accordance with the ISO 14001:2004 standard which was established in 2009.

Our beginnings go back in time up to the first years of the XX century, but we started our international trade activity around 30 years ago, becoming very soon becoming of the leading Spanish companies in the market.

  • Origins, Olive Storage: At same place we are located today, it was built an olive storage to accommodate the production of the surrounding olive farms.
  • First olive export to USA: Our first shipment took place in the early 1910’s to USA. Olives, placed in wooden barrels, were loaded at Sevilla’s port.
  • BEATRICE FOODS Joint Venture: A joint venture was established a joint venture between the Spanish owners and the US multinational corporation Beatrice Foods Inc. A packaging plant was built on site.
  • First Pitting/Stuffing machines: The R&D+I department developed the first pimiento paste process in the world. This advanced technique was copied since Interoliva did not patent the invention.
  • CARLOS JIMENEZ acquires 100% of INTEROLIVA’s stock: The company had different ownerships until Carlos Jimenez acquired the company. He developed a renewal process of the company, especially in quality, technology and R&D+I.
  • Ball Stuffing™ First Production: The R&D+I department developed the unique Ball Stuffing™ technique. This technology was patented worldwide.
  • Quality Certifications: Among the years, Interoliva achieved the highest quality certifications: BRC, IFS, Organic Certification, ISO9001, Kosher, etc.
  • Olive Orchard renewal: Sanabria’s Farm went into a full renewal plan with a total investment of 10 million €.
  • Since January 12th of 2016, SAINBERG OLIVES COMPANY participates in INTEROLIVA’s shares through an increase in capital.

The company is characterized by a long-term business approach which facilitates our commitment to sustainability. Corporate Social Responsability (CSR) involves the entire value chain. Accordingly, through sustainable practices we respect our natural resources, our people and our local region, and in so doing so meet the demands of consumers and customers.

Major environmental milestones achieved include:
A 10% reduction in water consumption.
A 12% reduction in CO2 emissions, by reducing fuel consumption.
A 9% reduction in energy consumption, per kilogram of olives packed.

Environmental management is both a responsibility and a vocation. The execution of this policy is based on an Environmental Management system in accordance with the ISO 14001:2004 standard which was established in 2009. Advances made since then, and several environmental awareness campaigns for employees and suppliers, have enabled the company to achieve major environmental milestones.

The company is committed to its human resource management and actions for the benefit of society in general. These social actions include various initiatives aimed at providing food for persons in need such as several non-profit organizations, with which we have been cooperating for many years to provide food for underprivileged persons.

We have also developed our own ethical standards, covering fair labor practices, transparency and anti-corruption policies.

As part of our effort to contribute to the quality of life of our customers by offering healthy and quality products, we are working on the reduction of sodium and unnecessary additives without a significant impact on product flavor and quality.

The mission of Internacional Olivarera, S.A. is to satisfy our customers’ needs while providing them with the highest quality natural food products.


SATISFY: To satisfy our customers’ and consumers’ needs.

OFFER: To offer high added value products and services.

ASSURE: To assure maximum quality in all facets of production and service.

RESPECT: To respect and build trust with our suppliers, customers and consumers.

PROTECT: To protect the environment and demonstrate good use of natural resources.

INNOVATE: To innovate in new products development as well as processes and services.

MOTIVATE: To motivate and develop our team of employees, in all aspects.

WORK: To work with the finest quality natural products.

COMMUNICATE: To communicate an apply our code of ethics as it applies to diverse culture, people and ideas.

CREATE: To create an atmosphere of excellence, competitiveness and efficiency in all areas of our business.

Our quality assurance system objectives are to ensure conformance with safety, legal and specified quality parameters; and to satisfy our customers’ prospects in safety, quality and price.

  1. Hazard analysis.

HACCP (hazard analysis critical control point) identifies potential hazards at all stages of production and the control required to minimize or eliminate the risk presented.

  1. Quality plan.

The quality plan is a simple plan, which summarizes all controls fundamental to the safe preparation of Interoliva’s products. It shows the product process flow with the critical control points and parameters for safety and quality.

  1. The review of specifications and technical documents.
  2. The quality assurance of raw material.
  3. Product identification and traceability.
  4. Good manufacturing practice.
  5. Process monitoring and product analysis.
  6. Calibration.
  7. Status of in-process or partly processed material.
  8. The handling of out-of-specification material or product.
  9. Corrective action.
  10. Storage and retrieval of process and analytical data.
  11. Internal audits.
  12. Yearly management review.

The purpose of the management review is to study the adequacy and effectiveness of the QA system in relation to:

  • The objectives and quality policy.
  • The requirements of the ISO 9001 standard.
  • Changes in the market conditions, regulations and technology.

The management review may lead to:

  • Amendments in the structure of the QA system.
  • Amendments in procedures, documents, records, etc.
  • Reconsider the quality policy and quality objectives.
  • Allocate the resources to ensure quality.

This document, approved by the Board of Directors of INTEROLIVA, contains the general principles of governance and professional conduct applicable to every person employed by INTEROLIVA and establishes the foundations of our Company’s corporate culture.

El Consejo de Administración de INTERNACIONAL OLIVARERA, S.A. (la “Sociedad/la Compañía”) tiene atribuida la responsabilidad de formular la estrategia y aprobar las Políticas corporativas de la Sociedad, así como de organizar los sistemas de control interno. En el ejercicio de dichas responsabilidades, consciente de la importancia fundamental de todos los aspectos relativos a la calidad de sus productos, y en congruencia con los valores de la Sociedad, aprueba la presente actualización de su Política de Calidad. 

  1. La finalidad de la Política de Calidad consiste en satisfacer las expectativas de nuestros clientes en sus requerimientos de SEGURIDAD Y CALIDAD, así como en la MEJORA CONTÍNUA.
  1. Principios básicos de actuación.

Para la consecución de dicha finalidad, la Sociedad asume y promueve los siguientes principios básicos que deben presidir todas sus actuaciones:

  1. Asegurar la SEGURIDAD Y CALIDAD del producto: significa que éstos deben ser siempre conformes con los requisitos acordados y con toda la legislación vigente, siendo imprescindible que nuestra actuación se ajuste a los requisitos de las Normas UNE-EN-ISO 9001:2015, BRC en lo referente a la Gestión de la Calidad y seguridad alimentaria respectivamente.

Para ello, la Dirección de la Sociedad,

  • Planificará los objetivos en consonancia con los riesgos y oportunidades identificados, orientados hacia la mejora continua de nuestros procesos y servicios, compatibilizados con la protección del medio ambiente basada en la prevención y control de la repercusión medioambiental.
  • Pondrá en marcha acciones que aborden y satisfagan los riesgos identificados.
  1. Asegurar la MEJORA CONTINUA. Para ello la Dirección de la Sociedad,
  • realizará los estudios y reuniones necesarias para analizar y planificar su consecución.
  • realizará el seguimiento sistemático de los procesos para detectar y corregir cualquier desviación importante que produzca retrasos respecto de los planes trazados.
  • se ajustará a los requisitos establecidos relativos al precio, definidos por nuestros clientes.
  • reducirá al máximo el número de no conformidades, reinspecciones, desajustes y en general todas las actividades que no añaden valor a nuestros productos.
  • reducirá la variabilidad en nuestra actuación mediante la estandarización de tareas, definición de responsabilidades y la continua verificación de los procesos.

Para alcanzar un mayor grado de definición, el Comité de Calidad elabora anualmente un Plan de Calidad en el que se detallan los objetivos específicos, incluyendo aquellos necesarios para cumplir los requisitos para el producto, período, funciones y niveles relevantes de la organización.

Esta Política de Calidad fue modificada por última vez el 5 de Febrero de 2.018.





Robust quality management system to ensure the supply of top quality products.

Safety and quality is our aim. We have achieved the highest quality standards. Robust quality management system to ensure the supply of safe and top quality products: BRC-Grade A+, ISO9001:2008 or Organic Agricultural Production certificated.



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