1. 1968

    The Grupo Sindical de Colonización de Asturias is founded and led by Jesús Sáenz de Miera y Zapico with one clear goal: open and star a large-scale Asturiana milk producer, the Central Lechera Asturiana.

  2. 1969

    Central Lechera Asturiana was founded in this year, as a breeders’ cooperative. An Asturias tradition was followed at the inauguration: placing a wreath to attract success and good luck to the project.

  3. 1969

    Opening of the Granda Factory (Asturias) and launch of the first non-returnable plastic bottle made with Stork technology, which proved a watershed moment on the mar. Goodbye to the glass bottle!

  4. 1970

    Second expansion of facilities making the Central Lechera Asturiana one of the largest companies in Europe. Its range of products diversifies through the production of butter, yogurts and cheeses.

  5. 1972

    Commencement of the streamlining of milk collection and start-up of the first cattle feed factory to supply dairy farmer partners’ needs and achieve increases in production and quality.

  6. 1974

    Installation of a cooling system in dairy farms, providing one of the greatest advances in the Asturias fields. Milk is no longer lost and production volume increases. The cold chain ensures the milk is preserved until the time of collection. As you can see, the company is always concerned about offering the best quality.

  7. 1974

    Export of our first products.

  8. 1980

    With this new turn of the decade, Central Lechera Asturiana returns to innovation: the launch of the first carton. Doesn’t it seem as if they have been in our homes forever?

  9. 1980

    Rebranding of the Central Lechera Asturiana image.

  10. 1982

    Central Lechera Asturiana becomes an Agricultural Processing Company.

  11. 1997

    Change in the corporate image and incorporation of the company Sociedad Agrogeneradora de Asturias. 100% of the shares of the Cantabrian collection company CRLC are acquired, along with 100% of the cheese company from Ferrol, Quegalsa, and 66% of the Asturias company Galeastur.

  12. 1997

    Central Lechera Asturiana sets forth to conquer new products with the creation of its first yogurts and desserts. As delicious as our milk!

  13. 1998

    Implementing of the Strategic Plan.

  14. 1998

    Incorporation of CAPSA to include the brands LARSA and ATO and thus create the first Spanish dairy group, Corporation Alimentaria Peñasanta, to take a leading role in the market.

  15. 1998

    Central Lechera Asturiana has always been attentive to your needs. This year, for example, the company launched the new cap, cleaner and more convenient.

  16. 1998

    This year the Pack of six units with a handle was launched, making it easier to carry. It has been so easy since then to buy Central Lechera Asturiana!

  17. 2003

    Inclusion of Cajastur and Caja Rural de Asturias as shareholders.

  18. 2003

    The first products with soy were launched. Today there are drinks, smoothies, desserts, creams… Up until then these products were completely unknown!

  19. 2005

    The company obtains certification of its R&D system under the UNE 166002 EX standard making it the first Spanish company to achieve such a distinction.

  20. 2005

    New Naturlínea product line in an exclusive package by the supplier SIG COMBIBLOC – the oval-shaped Combishape.

  21. 2005

    Since inception, Central Lechera Asturiana has not stopped improving its packaging. In 2005, the 1.5 litre and 200 ml formats were launched, more practical and tailored to your every day needs.

  22. 2005

    This year the company’s product portfolio grew with the arrival of the delicious butter enriched with olive oil: Mediterranean. Healthy, delicious, made to enjoy.

  23. 2006

    Cooking with cream without worrying about your weight? This was achieved this year. The spray cream with 40% less fat was launched.

  24. 2006

    New Food Service business unit. New bottling facilities at the Granda factory (Asturias).

  25. 2006

    In 2006 Central Lechera Asturiana had a special place in your home, but also wanted to be present in your bar or café… the Asturiana Hostelería range was launched.

  26. 2006

    Launch of the new Gémina packaging.

  27. 2008

    We wanted to tell you “That not all milks are equal.” Do you remember?

  28. 2008

    Central Lechera Asturiana is a reference in the Spanish dairy sector that has continued to evolve in order to offer the best products to its consumers.

  29. 2009

    Opening of the Zarzalejo factory. Participation in the Ministry for Science and Research’s Cenit-Senifood project researching diet and food. National recognition for the “Porque no todas las leches son iguales” (Because not all milks are the same) campaign, a benchmark for Spanish marketing.

  30. 2010

    Launch of Hero Crecer and Botequilla.

  31. 2012

    Central Lechera Asturiana cares about your health, so it created Proceliac, an additional supplement to a gluten-free diet, developed in collaboration with the CSIC and Biópolis, which provides greater protection for those with coeliac disorders.

  32. 2013

    Central Lechera Asturiana revolutionised the market with lighter milk, a new generation of milk with less fat. Caring for you comes first for us!

  33. 2014

    Wholesome Company Certificate, awarded by the Asociación Española de Normalización y Certificación, AENOR (Spanish Association for Standards and Certification).

  34. 2014

    Our milk is synonymous with nature and quality, as expressed in our recent campaign “Central Lechera Asturiana is milk and nothing else”.

  35. 2015

    Central Lechera Asturiana also has its feet on the ground, it therefore lowered the price of its milk. This is our way of saying that behind our milk there are plenty of farmers who walk beside you with their feet on the ground.

  36. 2016

    Central Lechera Asturiana is firmly committed to meeting the different needs of consumers. This is demonstrated by the launch of the 0.0% fat milk for those who want to enjoy all the properties of milk without the fat.

  37. historia


    Committed to all things natural

    Objective: 100% natural ingredients. Central Lechera Asturiana defends all things natural, and is therefore committed to using 100% natural ingredients in its dairy products.

  38. 2018

    Livestock guarantee seal

    This certification seals Central Lechera Asturiana’s commitment from the source, from it’s farms. There are no secrets; Care for the livestock and ensure their health and well-being with a natural diet based on pastures and all the professionalism of Central Lechera Asturiana farmers, which has been forged over more than 50 years from Central Lechera Asturiana’s cooperative principles.

  39. 2018

    Launch of Suprema Milk

    Central Lechera Asturiana launches Suprema milk, a lactose-free ultra-filtered skim milk that provides 25% of the daily recommended protein, 50% of the calcium and 100% of the vitamin D.

  40. 2018

    Launch of Fresh Milk

    Central Lechera Asturiana is once again committed to returning to its origins with the launch of its fresh whole and semi-skimmed milk. Flavour with Livestock Guarantee.

  41. 2019

    Central Lechera Asturiana with bifidus

    In 2019, Central Lechera Asturiana launched Bifidobacterium Lactis BPL1 to the market. A product that contains all the benefits of a dairy product and the benefits of bifidobacteria.