Velas Martínez Morales

We are a Spanish family-owned company dedicated to the manufacture of candles since 1956. Today, we are proud to be the largest candle manufacturer in Spain.

Since the beginning our core values are the same; maximum respect and support for the four fundamental pillars: customer, product, supplier and worker.

This infrastructure and work philosophy allows us to offer a very large permanent stock and, at the same time, an enormous capacity to develop customizable products according to customer needs.

1956
THE BEGINNINGS

 

The history of Velas Martínez Morales began in 1956. In the fifties of the last century, Luis Martínez began working in the candle industry, manufacturing candles for religious use only.

 

1980
MASTER CANDLEMAKERS

 

During the eighties, the second generation, who was already working in the company, increased the product portfolio with the manufacture of multiple candle types and included the latest technologies available at the time.

 

1988
TRANSITION PERIOD

 

The Martínez Morales family is proud to be able to continue the tradition inherited from its father. In 1988, his sons, José Manuel, Javier, Jesús and Pedro Pablo were professionally involved in the project to take on responsibilities together with Luis Martínez and his wife Petra, and finally they made up Velas Martínez Morales S.L. engaged in the manufacture, commercialisation and distribution of candles, paraffin, tea lights and products made from wax.

 

1999
VELAS LUMAR START-UP

 

After the death of its founder, his four sons set up Velas Lumar S.L. to develop scented and decorative candles. Velas Martínez Morales did not disappear but co-existed and both companies run by the family, but with different productions and different target audience, complemented each other in harmony.

 

2000-2005
AUTOMATION AND INDUSTRALISATION

 

During this period, large investments were made
in machinery and the latest technology to automate all facilities. All production processes improved and began to be automatic, therefore the company was increasingly industrialised with the best innovation in the manufacture of candles. The objective was to reinforce its position as the largest candle manufacturer in Spain.

 

 

2010
FIRE IN THE MANUFACTURING PLANT

 

A terrible fire destroyed a large part of one of
the factories where candles were made for decoration. The flames destroyed significant part of the machinery and paraffin deposits. After this serious event, the affected plant was completely renewed, automated and improved with the most cutting-edge technology in the sector.

 

2014
AWARD "BEST NATIONAL IMPORTANCE COMPANY"

 

Velas Martínez Morales received this award in its XVIII edition for the Most National Importance Company granted by the business association of the chamber of commerce from Toledo (FEDETO).

 

2019
COMPANY MERGER

 

Velas Martínez Morales swallowed up Velas Lumar
and they merged into a single company for the manufacture and commercialisation of all types of candles to meet the needs of all its customers in different sectors. It became the largest and most important candlemaker in the country.

 

2020
OUR LOGISTICS CENTRE

 

This year our new logistics platform was open,
where all finished products are stored thanks to its storage capacity of 6,000 pallets. This new logistics platform has been developed with the latest technology to achieve increased efficiency and optimisation in product and stock control, order processing and improved availability with the best possible service. This represents the first phase of a 5-year expansion project of the company.