Gonzalo Ríos and Purificación Cagigas founded in 1958 a family micro-business dedicated to the manufacture of ice cream wafers. His beginnings were hard, starting from scratch, without any business training, guided only by a great entrepreneurial spirit, together with a lot of work and sacrifice. The germ was planted in the basement of the building where they lived, working in a very traditional way. Purificación supervising the production and at the same time raising four children, Gonzalo focused on the commercial and distribution work. In 1982 they took a qualitative leap and moved their facilities to a 1200 m. industrial warehouse, modernizing machinery and increasing production.
The crisis that Spain suffered in 2007 also affected the company, forcing its managers to implement changes to adapt to a changing market. We had to be competitive, grow in the national market and probe the international market. By then the second generation, their children, were already working, together with the founders, who decidedly immersed themselves in a process of modernizing machinery and conquering foreign markets.
In 2020, GONZALO RIOS, SL expanded its facilities again and began a process of professionalization of processes and people to bring the project that began in 1958 to a successful conclusion.
is to manufacture a range of products for ice cream parlors of exquisite quality and flavor based on top quality raw materials. Offering a close and professional service to our clients.
Vision, mission, values
is to be a professionalized company where each of the team members feels committed to a demanding and motivating work environment, being leaders in the production of artisan wafers since 1958.
They are self-demand and the continuous search for efficiency and commitment, honesty, humility and professionalism.
We are firmly committed to University-Company relations by supporting training
and the development of national talent and international
About GONZALO RIOS SL
Where we are
Polígono Industrial de Ambrosero, parcs. 5 and 6.
39790 Bárcena de Cicero | Cantabria | Spain
Tel .: +34 942 344 941
National: +34 636 477 813
International: +34 649 039 491
Hours of operation:
Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Barquillos Gonzalo Ríos 2010 -2021