Our History

More than a century ago, a courageous Italian immigrant, Don José Boglione, brought his entrepreneurial spirit to Argentina. In 1923, in Rosario, Santa Fe, he gave life to Almacén de Ramos Generales de José Boglione e Hijos, a corner of the city that quickly became a point of reference.
However, World War II and the difficulties of importing crude vegetable oil posed challenges. Don José’s son was the one who proposed a bold solution: to create a company that manufactured and refined crude vegetable oils locally. Thus, Santa Clara Inc. was born, a family business that bloomed in the manufacturing sector.
Don José’s grandson continued the family tradition of transformation and expansion. By the end of 1980, Los Lazos was profiled as an economic group that managed to position itself as the second brand of edible oils in the national market, without neglecting the growth of the agricultural activity oriented towards dairy and cereal production. Precisely this last growth gave rise to a second stage in 1989, when the Boglione family sold Santa Clara.
In 1989, the Boglione family made a crucial decision by selling Santa Clara, which marked the beginning of the transformation of Grupo Los Lazos. This new chapter brought the creation of several business units: The Agriculture and Livestock Farming Unit, which required marketing and export services; and the Services Unit, to meet these needs. At the same time, livestock and dairy farming grew significantly, and the Manufacturing Unit became the supplier of livestock feed and led to the industrialization of dairy farming.
This operation was the basis of a transformation that allowed Grupo Los Lazos to develop into different units: The Agriculture and Livestock Farming Unit, which began to require marketing and service export, thus leading to the creation of the Services Unit. At the same time, there was an increasing need of industrial-scale feed for the company’s own livestock, as well as a sharp increase in dairy production. To meet these demands, the Manufacturing Unit supplied feed for the livestock, and industrialized its own dairy farming. Finally, the Genetics Unit was required to cover the genetic improvement of the herd. Thus, a diversified, complementary and innovative type of growth took place.
Today, under the guidance of Federico José Boglione, accompanied by the family, Grupo Los Lazos continues to grow in various business units, incorporating high value-added products and maintaining a constant commitment to quality in products and services. The history of this family is a testimony of business vision, adaptability and perseverance, which has led their company to an outstanding place in the market.