The company specializing in truffles and mushrooms has achieved a record turnover of more than 30 million euros this fiscal year and faces the future with ambitious challenges.
The company's steady growth and its consolidation in the national and international markets have led Laumont to set itself great challenges after beating its own annual turnover record, surpassing pre-pandemic records by a long way.
The unrestricted reopening of the global foodservice sector has been the trigger for these great results, after years of expansion that were only slowed down by the Covid crisis. The omnichannel strategy carried out by the company has also been one of the keys after consolidating the online channel and innovating in the wholesale markets located in Madrid, Barcelona and Bilbao.
The 30% growth in turnover in the last financial year was the key to the decision to build a centre in Tàrrega (Spain) to centralise all the high added value activities for both truffles and mushrooms.
A new factory to meet Laumont's new challenges
The construction of this new building responds to Laumont's main need to increase production capacity to cope with the increasing demand for truffles and mushrooms in different formats. For this reason, it is planned to build a 4,000 m2 plant that will provide enough space to meet the proposed business objectives and face new strategic challenges such as the production of new truffle-based products, investing in new machinery with the latest technology and the creation of a space where people can enjoy experiences related to the world of truffles.
This new plant, which is expected to be operational in 2024, will be complementary to the current centre specialising in mushroom packaging in Valladolid and at the wholesale markets of Mercabarna, Mercamadrid and Mercabilbao, where Laumont has more than 3,000 loyal customers.
World leader in truffles and mushrooms
Although Spain is not one of the countries with the highest demand for black truffles in the world, it is its largest producer, which has helped Laumont to become a reference at national level and an important player on a global scale. "The national truffle has nothing to envy with those that can be found in countries where the truffle culture is more developed", says Jordi Serentill, CEO of the company. "Thanks to more than 40 years of experience and personalised service, we have our own network of truffle collectors, which ensures that we always have product available and, most importantly, guarantees the highest quality of each truffle".
Indeed, one of Laumont's main objectives is to broaden the culture and knowledge of the truffle world. To achieve this objective, they consider it essential to focus on transparency throughout the entire value chain, taking into consideration the truffle producers, the end consumer and the restaurant business: "Training the entire industry is very important so that the different qualities and gastronomic applications of the truffle are understood. By improving this knowledge, we will be able to increase consumer satisfaction and demand for this very select product, something that will undoubtedly benefit us all," concludes Serentill.