In these early days, the Cooperative had its headquarters in the village of San Antonio, on the road to Santa Inés, now Calle Ramón y Cajal, on a plot of land donated by the San Antonio Town Council, on which the Cooperative built (with voluntary contributions from its members) its social premises. Its activity was centred on the purchase of raw materials (seeds and fertilisers), and the sale of its members' produce (cereals, almonds, carobs, vegetables and pigs).
In 1954 they managed to buy a stone mill to make flour, a threshing machine, the construction of a warehouse to install the mill and a garage for the threshing machine. At this time the machinery service began, which has survived to the present day. For several years, the company has been working on the extension of the existing facilities and the purchase of machinery.
Since its beginnings, the cooperative has invested in the purchase of machinery to carry out agricultural work. This agricultural machinery service is the one that has evolved the most, as its machinery fleet has increased and has been equipped with the most varied and modern machinery. Of course, the sale of machinery also focused our efforts, to the point that in 2002 we became the official distributor of John Deere for the Pitiusas.
In 2004 the cooperative adapted its statutes to the new law of cooperatives (Law 1/2003, of 20 March 2003, of Cooperatives of the Balearic Islands) and acquired the name of SCL Agrícola de San Antonio.
Although the Cooperative's facilities had hosted numerous training courses for farmers, it was not until February 2007 that the Cooperative completed and inaugurated the Accredited Training Classroom, financed by Leader+, the EU, MAPYA, the Balearic Government and the Consell Insular. In June, the Cooperative is evaluated and certifies its management system according to ISO 9001:2000.
On 28 October 2009, the centre for the collection, storage and processing of livestock feed is inaugurated by the authorities who actively participated in it (Govern Balear, Consell Insular and San Antonio Town Council). This centre comprises a 1000 m2 warehouse, silos for the storage of some 200 tonnes of product, and the machinery for the production of animal feed (mill, mixer, flaking machine, bagged product and bulk product lines). This will make it possible to acquire local cereal production in perfect conditions and, at the same time, to incorporate it into the livestock feed industry.
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