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History

Discover the history of Vichy Catalan Corporation, shaped since 1881 when Dr. Modest Furest confirmed the health properties of our water.

1881

Dr. Modest Furest Roca scientifically demonstrates the mineral-medicinal properties of the water that emerges from a spring in Caldes de Malavella (Girona) and decides to buy it, along with the surrounding land.

1890

The Vichy Catalan brand is registered a few months after opening the first bottling plant.

1891

The first stone is laid for the Vichy Catalan spa. The completed complex opens to the public in 1904.

1959

Opening of a new innovative bottling plant, cutting-edge for the bottled water market, with the capacity to fill 6,000 quarter litre bottles per hour.

1967

The technological innovation of the plant continues with the purchase of a new machine with the capacity to fill 20,000 litre bottles per hour.

1979

The company launches a diversification strategy and purchases new springs and brands with an established reputation:

1979: Purchase of the carbonated natural mineral water brand Malavella
1986: Addition of the natural mineral water brands Font d’Or and Les Creus
1988: Addition of the natural mineral water brand Font del Regàs
1994: Addition of the brands Aguas de Mondariz and Fuente del Val
1999: Addition of the juice and nectar brand Lambda
2004: Addition of the natural mineral water brand Monte Pinos

1992

Vichy Catalan and Font d’Or are selected as the “Olympic Waters” in the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games

2012

Launch of the first carbonated natural mineral water packaged in a can and with a biodegradable cover. The same year saw the launch of the Vichy Catalan Sabores 0% Azúcares brand. The range was completed in 2015 with the flavours: Lemon, Orange, Lemon-Lime, Mint and the Vichy Catalan Premium Tonic Water

2016

Aguas de Mondariz is considered the Best Water in the World on being the only brand to have received two Diamond Taste Awards, the prestigious accolade from the Brussels-based International Taste & Quality Institute (iTQi).

2018

Launch of the Vichy Catalan Fruit brand, a new healthy drink made from Vichy Catalan and fruit juice, with no added sugar and with stevia.