The history of Conserveira do Sul is closely linked with the life of its founder, António Jacinto Ferreira. Born in Beja (Alentejo), António began, from a very young age, working in the fish business. In 1918, at the age of 15, he arrives in Olhão, with the idea of opening a fish salting factory in order to provide his customers in Alentejo. The day after his arrival, his warehouse was already assembled and doing business.
In 1954, he purchased the already existing Conserveira do Sul and together with his three sons managed this company daily, until the mid-70s, when his sons naturally assumed the management. Today, five of his grandchildren lead the destiny of Conserveira do Sul and have achieved to take its name and products to the whole country and all over the world.
These are the origins of Conserveira do Sul, a family business that always has allied two key factors in this industry: tradition and modernity. These two important factors, combined with the high experience acquired, enable the production of a high quality canned fish and fish pates.
In 1954 along with the purchase of Conserveira do Sul, António Jacinto Ferreira takes another big step for the future of this company, he creates the Manná brand.
Since then, Manná brand has acquired great prominence and has grown side by side with Conserveira do Sul. Today it is a renowned brand, recognized nationally and increasing internationally.