Launched in the 1930’s in California as a division of Wallace & Tiernan, Decco rapidly expanded to serve the needs of fruits and vegetables packers. Sales expansion beyond the US started decades ago in key Mediterranean countries, with structures first founded in Israel (1960), Italy (1965) then Spain (1967) while activities (later acquired) started in South Africa in 1962.
Today this vibrant post-harvest activity of UPL operates via around 15 companies all over the world and is the clear leader in its segment.
Over 260 customers, suppliers, partners and employees (past and present) gathered in Valencia on September 21 to celebrate the first 50 years of Decco company in Spain.
The guests gathered at one of the modern buildings of the “city of arts and sciences” harboring Decco colors for the evening.
After cocktail and dinner they heard speeches from François Girin (President and CEO Decco Worldwide) and Miguel Sanchis (General Manager Decco Iberica), expressing gratitude to all parties in attendance and stressing the unique qualities of the local teams well complemented by strengths from the global Decco group and the strong support of UPL.
After dinner celebrations highlighted the accomplishments of Decco in Spain over these 5 decades.
In closing the evening, comedians replayed some of the most important songs of this period along with comical imitations of famous people.