UNIVER

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UNIVER

Univer Product PLC engages in manufacturing and marketing condiments and other food products, including jams, fruit juices and baby food. Kecskeméti Agricultural Cooperative Society was founded in 1948. The Univer Group of Companies evolved from it to become one of the definitive food industry enterprises in the region, proud to have a 100% Hungarian ownership background. Owners comprise the Group’s executives and employees. The Cooperative took the name Univer in the sixties, implying the universal versatility of the company. Trading and food industry operations—the two pillars of Univer—gained strength during that period. Of these two pillars, Univer Product Plc. is heir to the Cooperative Society’s food industry branch. It currently produces food at 5 sites of operation. Production started at Hetényegyháza, with Red Gold, which has been one of our hallmark brands since 1965, and later Goulash paste and Erős Pista. In 1975, our company became the first to market ready-to-use mayonnaise in Hungary. A new food industry plant started operations on Mindszenti Road in Kecskemét by the end of the seventies. Thanks to the new halls and production lines handed over in 2009, this site meets even the toughest challenges of the 21st century.
Univer Product Plc. owes its current positions to always taking a leading role in innovation in Hungary and caring for its brands. This is why it is still the market leader in several categories of the condiment segment. It continues to bring innovation to the market in the field of product development, packaging and upgrading manufacturing processes in almost every category it produces. Building on the outstanding success of our “Erős Pista” (Strong Steve) product, the fresh hot paprika product line is also seeing dynamic development. 2011 saw the birth of our “Karikás Pista” product line (fresh, sliced hot paprika in its own juice). This year, “Haragos Pista” (Furious Steve)—extra hot freshly ground paprika—aims to win some fans of markedly strong Hungarian paprika.
Univer developed a cultivation model 40 years ago, exclusively based on a network of Hungarian farmers and producers. The system builds on stringent quality control and producer loyalty. The backbone of Univer’s cultivation system is made up of hundreds of farmers working within the 80 km radius of Kecskemét.