On March 12, 2013 METALQUIMIA inaugurated in Girona the new Research and Development Center for the project Quick-Dry-Slice Process (QDS process®).


The act was presided over by Mr. Artur Mas, President of the Government of Catalonia, who during his visit of the new facilities remarked that “Metalquimia is a family-owned business, in a traditional sector, with roots in Girona, with a very creative, innovative, exporting mindset, that is transforming the world from the standpoint of the very essence of meat processing”.

The mayor of Girona, Mr. Carles Puigdemont, also spoke at the ceremony and expressed his gratitude for “the Lagares family’s commitment to the city of Girona” and stressed that “innovation in the global meat industry is being achieved from Girona”.

Josep Lagares, General Manager of Metalquimia emphasized that “this new Research Center, unique in the world, born from the ideas, passion, collaboration, and perseverance of so many people, will help to accelerate the research of new meat products, as well as to envision new Business Models that will, no doubt, propel the meat sector into playing an important role in solving the great food challenges of the future”.