Leche San Marcos. Innovating a Tradition

Leche San Marcos. Innovating a Tradition

The heath crisis took us all by surprise, changing our routines and ways of working. However, some relentless companies discerned that their products or services were essential on the face of the situation.

One of these companies is Leche San Marcos, whose products are of vital importance in the day-to-day life of Mexican families. The company, proudly from Aguascalientes, distributes approximately 45 percent of its production within the state and nearby cities, 50 percent in Mexico City and the country’s south-eastern region, and the rest in northern states like Tamaulipas and Coahuila.

Since 1964—year when the company was founded—Leche San Marcos has managed to grow stronger, adapt and remain close to its consumers and—as decades go by—its exponential growth has been reflected in its yield increase. During the 1970s, the company started producing approximately 15 liters of milk per cow, but its current production is over 40 liters per head.

The increase in productivity has gone hand in hand with the evolution of our state, innovating, optimizing resources, and implementing continuous improvement processes with a great vision towards sustainability. San Marcos promotes its philosophy with its more than 35 local suppliers, hence contributing to job generation in Aguascalientes. Out of the total milk production in the state (approximately one and a half million liters per day), Leche San Marcos alone contributes with 60 percent, a total of 15 million liters every month. 

Besides maintaining a strong social commitment towards its consumers, striving to offer them a natural product with the highest quality possible, the milk company is also concerned with its impact on the environment. The water used at San Marcos is treated after running through the plant for irrigating green areas in medians and schools. Furthermore, over half the milk it processes comes from stables that use bio-digestors to generate energy, and its recently-acquired one hundred distribution units comply with the Euro 5 standard for regulating harmful emissions.