About Trades

TRADES is a family company dedicated to the sale and distribution of natural ingredients and tailor-made solutions for the food industry with more than 45 years of experience in the agri-food sector.

Our purpose

Our mission is to promote attractive, healthy and sustainable food for people's happiness and well-being, with natural and quality ingredients that bring added value to today's consumers and respond to current industry trends.

Our commitment is to become your new partner, helping you to differentiate your products with a service that inspires, streamlines and simplifies the innovation process.

Our history

TRADES was founded in 1974 by Pedro Duran and the support of his wife Mª Pilar Cristóbal, with the illusion of bringing natural ingredients to Spain and Portugal. At the same time that distribution opportunities arose in the world of ingredients, others also arose in the world of microbiology and what would evolve into the concept that is today Food Safety. Thus, in 1985 BIOSER, S.A. was founded.

The TRADES family grew with it, gaining the trust of its customers and offering a wide range of ingredients and products for Quality Control. But in 1991, Pedro Duran unfortunately passed away. The Duran-Cristobal family, who had grown together with the companies, wanted his continuity, so finally, Eva Duran took over as General Manager in 1996, leading the company towards a new direction, focused on sustained growth, building a reliable team and an increasingly attractive catalog with quality products.

In 2017, FOODISSIMO is given a new focus as a separate company for the HORECA division, blending and repackaging and also acquires GABINETE de SERVICIOS para la QUALIDAD (GSC). This completes the circle that gives meaning to the foundation in 2018 of the Holding, DURANIA GROUP with the intention of offering a unique business model, a 360º service for our customers: From natural ingredients, blends, packaging, close consulting and products to ensure food safety both in food industries or any type of control laboratory.

This unique model with a particular philosophy, together with a team of people who enjoy what they do, catalyze progress and innovation in our customers to move faster and with the necessary security.

Our values

At Trades, it's not just what we do that sets us apart, but how we do it. Values are an important piece in our puzzle as they define our company philosophy and represent who we are and who we want to be.

Our commitment is to offer our customers more and better than they expect, accompanying them and giving them answers even before they miss them. We are committed to building a world where people enjoy safe, healthy, sustainable and quality food.

Our knowledge is open to our clients, we deliver what we promise, we are transparent and sincere because it is our way of building lifelong relationships.

We are passionate about the food industry and we prove it every day by helping companies to innovate, we follow the latest trends and develop applications to inspire our customers in their innovation process. We want to be a driver of innovation, that's why we never stop looking for new ways of doing things.

We know how to put ourselves in the shoes of customers and consumers, simplifying their daily lives and always offering them the most efficient solution. We are committed to being a true partner, much more than a simple supplier.

Commitment to the team

Commitment to sustainability

Commitment to the food industry