Héctor Álvarez de la Cadena Sillas, Founding father of Metco, Dies


He was the primary businessman to enter the packaged sugar enterprise in Mexico.

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Héctor Álvarez de la Cadena Sillas, founder and president of the sweetener firm Metco, died on February 12 in Mexico Metropolis, the corporate reported.

Álvarez de la Cadena and his son Héctor Álvarez de la Cadena based Metco in 1991, some of the revolutionary firms in Mexico, which in the present day is positioned as a frontrunner in sweetening options and techniques, with 36% of the market in Mexico.

Underneath the management of Álvarez de la Cadena, Metco managed to develop six industrial patents such because the co-crystallization of sugar with stevia, growing the primary low calorie sweetener available on the market; Sugar BC. It additionally created Svetia, the main sweetener within the stevia section in Mexico with a 27% market share in line with Nielsen 2020.

Metco pioneered the creation of no-calorie, low-calorie sweeteners, excessive yield sugars, invert sugars, and sugars. It exports its merchandise to the USA, Spain and Central America (Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Costa Rica.

Its most acknowledged manufacturers within the shopper space are: SVETIA, Azúcar BC, DB Sugar, Mascabado Genuino Metco, and Candy-0.

Right here is an interview that our high-level half brother performed with him final yr.



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