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REEMAIN demonstration factories represents three important and energy-intensive sectors of the European manufacturing industry (iron & steel, textile and food).

Food industry: Gullón


Activities at Gullon, one of Spanish leading cookies producers, focus mainly on heat recovery and renewable energy, with important expected energy savings

Key Facts

  • Site: Aguilar de Campo, Palencia – Spain
  • Useful floor area: 87.410 m2
  • Products: Biscuits, cookies
  • Annual production: 102 tn (2011)
  • Employees: 800
  • Climatic zone: Continental Mediterranean



Company description
Founded in Aguilar de Campo (Palencia) in 1892, Gullón is the leading Spanish cookies manufacturer, with an annual production of 102 tn and a turnover of 197.8 million euros in 2011.

Gullón has two production factories in Aguilar de Campo, one of which, located along the Cantabria-plateau highway,inaugurated in 2003, is the largest biscuit factory in Spain.


Manufacturing process
The process comprises the following steps:

  • Storage of raw materials: raw materials for the manufacture of the products are stored in silos and maintained in optimum condition for later use in the manufacture of biscuits.
  • Mixing: done automatically, and depending on the needs of each product and the various raw materials to achieve a homogeneous mixture.
  • Laminate and cut: Preparation of thin dough and cut product using the same moulds for achieving the final shape of cookies.
  • Baking: Cooking and baking of the product by passing through the ove production line and according to the specifications of each type of manufactured product.
  • Cooling: Cooling of the product to bring it from the outlet temperature at the furnace exit to an adecuate temperature for its safe packaging.
  • Packaging: Product Packaging according the established formats for each product.
  • Store the finished product: Product Storage until its sale in the market.