Incro’s industrial vocation stems from the background of its parent company, CROS, which was founded in 1817 by Francisco Cros when he set up his first chemical plant in Barcelona.
In 1989, CROS merged with ERT (Explosivos Río Tinto) to create Ercros, Spain’s largest chemicals company. Incro, S.A. was thus included in the fertilizer subsidiary which was later named Fertiberia. Six years later, in 1995, Grupo Villar Mir, an industrial group with Spanish capital and extensive diversification in the construction, chemicals, metallurgy, energy, environmental and services sectors, acquired Fertiberia.
Our environmental compromise with treating gaseous emissions and wastewater has since been implemented in hundreds of plants in the fertilizer sector. In 1999 the Environmental Projects Department was created with the aim of applying our knowledge in other industrial fields. This was the seed of Incro Water, which develops its own patents and incorporates those of other companies to design and build industrial wastewater treatment plants and, to a lesser extent, plants for treating gaseous emissions and sludge stabilization.
The acquisition in 2002 of Grupo Dragados by Grupo ACS led to our shareholder Intecsa joining the industrial division of this conglomerate. Today, through our shareholder Intecsa Ingeniería Industrial, we are part of the world’s largest construction and services group.
In 2020, the venture capital firm Triton incorporated Grupo Fertiberia in its investment portfolio. This venture capital fund manages 42 international companies with more than 82,000 employees in sectors such as industry, retail and health.