Javier Vallaure, the Consul of Spain in Los Angeles, visited AGQ Labs’ facilities in the United States this past Tuesday, June 27, in Oxnard, California
Vallaure, who years ago was the Consul in Miami and has also served as Spain’s Ambassador to Angola and to the Netherlands, was accompanied by Manuel Valle, the Spanish Embassy’s Trade Commissioner in the United States.
After a visit to the modern laboratory installations of AGQ Labs at these facilities, they met with Jesse Calvillo, AGQ Labs’ Laboratory Director; Tenesor Pena, CEO of AGQ Labs in the USA, and Pedro Torres, Corporate Director for North America.
AGQ Labs established its U.S. facilities in 2011. In these six years, it has become a strategic supplier of technology for the leading production companies of the agro-foods industry. It also provides the service of controlling food product imports, as a laboratory recognized by the FDA to conduct analysis to release FDA detentions placed at the border when food safety problems appear.
The Consul and the Trade Commissioner both highlighted the state-of-the-art equipment of AGQ Labs USA, the high qualifications and dedication of its personnel, and the company’s innovative nature. They also mentioned the scarcity of Spanish companies in California. According to Manuel Valle “our registries only list some 80 Spanish companies established here, which is an extremely low number when compared to other countries. For example, in Chile, which is the equivalent to one-third of California, there are approximately 500.”