The Corporate Visual Image Andalusian of the Cooperative Society BÉTICA ACEITERA is a reproduction of ‘Aceituneros’ - harvesters - (1952) painted by the well known painter Rafael Zabaleta, representative of the "Spanish expressionist realism" and born in Quesada (1907-1960) .
The Sociedad Cooperativa Andaluza 'La Bética Aceitera' was founded on June 16, 1954 under the name Cooperative and Rural Safety 'La Baetica Oil' and endorsed by the General Meeting on 17 June 1954. The first campaign took place between 1954 and 1955.
Its implementation started from Tomás Marín Malo with seven harvesters, which kicked off with a mill in Quesada made by a courtyard, a factory and a warehouse located in approximately 700 square meters facilities, and was equipped with traditional machinery of that time, as were the presses, rollers and mixers.
Currently, and over the years, the ‘Sociedad Cooperativa La Bética Aceitera de Quesada’, which was honored in 1972 with the Silver Medal by the Union Olivo, has become one of the most renowned oilers mills for its modern art facilities in Andalusia, that place them among the first companies in Spain, and therefore the world, since our country is the leading producer of olive oil.
Our facilities have changed from the 700 squared meters in 1954 to 66.000 squared meters in 2009. The current oil press uses the most advanced technology up to date. Our factory recycles water by depuration and even stores rainwater to use it for watering.
Our oil press is among the 5 mills in Spain that can grind the most, being able to mill up to 1.2 million kg per day.
The extra virgin olive oil produced by La Bética meet the highest of quality standards, which, in other words, is La Bética's standard. Our first value is to elaborate a magnificent product as well as boost local economy with our solidary effort with the cooperatives.
We aim to continue improving every process, being thorough and perfectionist in our task to meet the strictest demands from our customers around the world.
Innovate and improve in order to be among the best oil presses in the world, like it has been done since 2009. Grow and attract other cooperatives to join us to gestate an international project where the farmers can obtain the maximum benefits for their hard work and thorough treatment of the olive, allowing to obtain the best Picual and Royal olive juice.
La Bética Aceitera offers a service to the customer and consumer from the very first moment it offers them the best quality extra virgin and virgin olive oil that meet the most stringent health and consuming regulations.
The order taking and order packaging services (and labeling when necessary) to the mill, which has a packaging plant and labeling machine of its own.
Pallet delivery service, and box packaged products, canned in aluminum cans, glass bottles and PET to be delivered anywhere around the world. Facilities to receive the product in tanks. Health guarantees according to the American, European and Spanish legislation.
Throughout its 60 years of history, La Bética’s oils have won several prizes, pointing out as one of the most recent ones the CINVE Silver Medal in 2013 in a contest with the best oils in the world.
2014/2015: Silver medal awarded at the CINVE AWARDS 2015 for the International Olive Oil Tasting
2012/2013: Silver medal awarded at the CINVE AWARDS 2012 for the International Olive Oil Tasting.
2011/2012: D.O. Sierra de Cazorla award for the best extra virgin oil elaboration.
2011/2012: D.O. Sierra de Cazorla award for the best extra virgin olive oil producer, Royal variety.
2007/2008: D.O. Sierra de Cazorla award for the best extra virgin olive oil, Picual variety.
2007/2008: D.O. Sierra de Cazorla award for the best extra virgin olive oil marketing and product design and identity.
2005/2006: D.O. Sierra de Cazorla award for the best extra virgin olive oil, Royal variety.
2005/2006: D.O. Sierra de Cazorla award for the best elaboration.