La Franco Argentine was founded in 1990, in Vervins in northern France by Gonzalo Cruz. The mission of the founder is to promote Dulce de Leche, one of the greatest specialties of his country of origin, all over the world and for all generations. ‘The recipe is simple: fresh milk, sugar and traditional know-how’ reminds Gonzalo Cruz.

With its successful first years, the Group opened offices and warehouses in Spain in 1995 and, in 2006, inaugurated a 5,200 m2 factory equipped with state-of-the-art equipment in Sains-Richaumont. in the Hauts de France. This new facility allows the Group to develop production in line with its ambitions: to become the pioneer and leader on the market of Dulce de Leche.

New flavors are launched every year: Dulce de Leche with Guérande salt, Dulce de Leche with fleur de sel, praline Dulce de Leche, chocolate hazelnut Ducle de Leche, organic Dulce de Leche, …

Today, La Franco Argentine offers 40 variations of Dulce de Leche, produced in accordance with the traditional recipe by adapting some to the uses of pastry or the ice industry. Its products are made locally, from fresh milk and sugar from the territory, conventional or organic, with simple recipes and banishing the use of palm oil or any controversial substance.

La Franco Argentine has seduced the world with its exceptional product, both gourmet and healthy. 50% of its production is thus destined for export markets: Spain, Italy, England, Germany, Benelux, Switzerland, Poland, Middle East, Canada, USA, Australia, …

With its forty variations and its brands RAFFOLÉ and CHIMBOTE (dedicated to the Spanish market), La Franco Argentine is recognized as the European leader in the production of Dulce de Leche.

At the same time, the Group has successfully developed a distribution business for Argentinean products. Yerba Maté, Malbec wine and the famous Empanadas are some of the most famous products it imports and sells.

In 2018, the Group is strengthening its commitment to its employees, customers, suppliers, the community and the environment by deploying a structured Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy involving its key stakeholders.

Innovation, Quality and R & D

Quality is a strong leitmotif of the group.

We guarantee the food safety of our products by respecting the control and monitoring procedures and by the HACPP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) plan.

In the interest of quality requirements and voluntarily, we have decided to submit our practices to the highest certifications on the market such as IFS (International Food Standard) and BRC (British Retail Consortium). These certifications are renewed annually.

We inscribe our activity in a logic of continuous improvement.

Our R & D department is constantly looking for new formats and new products to meet the needs of our different markets and customers.

We have developed a range of BIO products, launched in 2018.


Our values

The respect

Respect for people, respect for the product and respect for the environment are at the heart of our philosophy and our daily lives. All our internal and external relationships are guided by this value. It characterizes and frames the behavior of each. We pay special attention to preserving Equality and Fair Treatment for all members of the company. We advocate benevolent behavior towards each other.


The Commitment to men, our common project, the community and the environment guides all our actions. We invest in the development of our employees, for the success of our joint project, for the satisfaction of our customers, to contribute to the economic development of our region. To the extent of our means, we are committed to the land in order to preserve it.


Innovation has guided the development of La Franco Argentine since its creation. We seek on a daily basis to satisfy all the requirements of our customers. We actively monitor the market to integrate new trends in our productions, managerial methods and technologies. Finally, we seek to be a driving force by proposing all innovations that reflect the spirit of the company and participate in its dynamics.

The Family

La Franco Argentine is a Family. Family spirit is characterized by listening, trust, closeness and a lack of hierarchical barriers. We share each other’s family events. We are interested in regularly meeting around topics of reflection and collective communication. This sharing nourished our relationships characterized by friendship and mutual trust.