Our Commitment to RD&I
We are a dynamic Group of highly qualified professionals, who with our effort and work try to improve each day and be at the cutting edge of innovation, research and technology. Sharing a vision with our stakeholders, we seek to achieve the best results.

We are aware that all models which are not committed to development or innovation have an expiration date. We believe that RD&I is essential in our work, and therefore invest a large proportion of our resources in the development of our processes and departments, from food production to our laboratories, our marketing team and our commercial team. This allows us to adapt to both our needs and those of our clients. Being able to offer the precise individual solution at all times, based on the needs of each case, is our maxim.

We currently have modern infrastructure and installations in which our Team works with the most innovative machinery, equipment and processes of the sector.

Our production plants, installations and centres are designed to operate with almost full automation and an extensive level of digitisation. Our objective? To guarantee production with constant quality throughout the year and access to information in real time, to have a rapid response time.

Even so, we do not forget the importance of individuals, and therefore have a large team of professionals. Thanks to the automation of our centres, they can focus mainly on research (to develop better food and processes) and offer clients service which is more personalised (to offer them exactly what they need).

To help them in their work, our facilities have the most innovative, cutting-edge technology on the market. Our commitment to the future has led us to invest in latest generation technology, with high performance grinders, complete lines for preparation and the inclusion of meat and raw materials in the extrusion process, regreasing lines and dryers with vertical flow technology.

That’s not all – our extensive experience in this field has also allowed us to develop our own technology. In fact, some of the machinery used at our facilities was designed and manufactured by our own engineers through the DERWENT ENGINEERING – DITECH project.

We also use the most advanced control technology and equipment at an instrumental level to undertake quality controls throughout each value chain, with the objective of offering our clients the best.

These advances, along with our passion and extensive experience, allow us to lead the animal nutrition, health and wellbeing sector. Thanks to this, we are able to develop our own diets and nutritional services for animals of different species, as well as collaborating with other clients to help them develop and expand their own projects within the world of animal nutrition.

We have a large RD&I Department with laboratories which focus their efforts on researching, manufacturing and innovating to offer our clients the best solutions.

We combine individuals’ talent along with scientific resources to obtain innovative, high quality products. Our laboratories and research Teams, made up of veterinarians, biologists, chemists and engineers, work each day in several areas of action:

  • Full physical, chemical and microbiological analysis of feed, species and processes.
  • Cross-checking of results at an industrial level.
  • Design of new food formulas.
  • Creation of diets for new species.
  • Development of new manufacturing processes.
  • And improvement of processes and traceability in the whole production cycle.

Additionally, at Grupo Tejedor Lázaro we are committed to the development and growth of the sector, and have therefore also collaborated with external research projects. Some of the initiatives we have been involved with over the years are:

With this initiative we seek to use the waste generated by the banana cultivation. Through a mechanical process, it seeks to obtain raw materials which may be applied to the automotive sector, planting for agricultural use, and the world of aquaculture.

This is a project within the framework of the Horizon 2020 Project of the European Union, which seeks to improve and optimise the cultivation of macro and micro algae. By doing so, its aim is to achieve affordable prices and increase its use as a raw material in food markets (for humans and animals), as well as in other industries such as cosmetics.

Spanish aquaculture has worked for some time on undertaking sectoral actions which contribute to improving the biosanitary control of fish and the development of preventive actions. An example of this is BUVARE, a project whose main objective is to improve the exchange of information and knowledge in everything related with current vaccination practices among agents of the value chain of the aquaculture sector.

MedAID is a four year project financed by the European Union in the framework of the Horizon 2020 Project. Our objective is to increase the competitiveness and sustainability of the aquaculture sector in the Mediterranean throughout the value chain.

Through this initiative, we seek to develop an antiparasitic and intestinal immunostimulant feed for aquatic species. We thereby hope to obtain beneficial effects in the quality of fish with the active ingredients obtained from algae.

Collaborating with Insectum, we seek to give value to urban by-products and biowaste through bioconversion with insects for the generation of innovative products in strategic sectors.

With the IFDEP team, we want to carry out research to include functional ingredients in extruded diets for fish, improving their nutrition and wellbeing.

We believe that cooperation is essential, and in many of these projects we have worked with other centres and institutions to advance research and development. Some examples are:

  • VISAVET Laboratories (Veterinary Sanitary Monitoring)
  • University of Santiago de Compostela
  • Institute for Fats – CSIC
  • Nutrigenomica Group (Complutense University of Madrid)
  • CARTIF Technological Centre (University of Valladolid)
  • Aquaculture and Environment Research Centre (Polytechnic University of Valencia)
  • Canary Institute of Marine Science – ICCM (Canary Islands)
  • Galician Aquaculture Technological Centre – CETGA (Galicia)
  • Veterinary College of Seville (Andalusia)
  • Vet+i Foundation, Spanish Technological Platform for Animal Health (Spain)
  • Breno Research Centre (Czech Republic)
  • Prague Research Centre (Czech Republic)
  • Kentucky Equine Research – KER (United States)
  • Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment - DPIPWE (Australia)

Our work and effort is accredited by the best professionals and supported by two certifications with widespread international recognition within the nutrition sector.

These are the testimony of our involvement and love for our work.