About Mémora

History

The Mémora Group was formed by a group of funeral directors, some of whom had been operating for over 100 years, who bring to the group their extensive experience in the sector.
After successive additions to the group in recent years, Mémora is now the largest company in the funeral sector in Spain.

1997-2000

American funeral groups SCI and EuroStewart, sector leaders in the United States, acquire the largest private funeral directors in Spain.

1998

SCI wins the Barcelona City Council tender and acquires 49% of Serveis Funeraris de Barcelona (SFB). It becomes a partner of Barcelona City Council.

2001

Inversiones Técnicas Urbanas (INTUR) acquires 85% of SCI Spain and SCI Portugal.

Opening of the Tudela and Arguedas funeral homes (Navarra).

2002

INTUR acquires 100% of Euro Stewart España (which changed its name to INFUR) and Euro Stewart Portugal.

Opening of Valtierra wake chapel (Navarra), Guadalajara and La Almunia funeral homes (Zaragoza).

2003

INTUR acquires the remaining 15% of SCI Spain, which is renamed INTUR Servicios Funerarios (INTUR SF), and completes the acquisition of 100% of its subsidiaries in Girona.

The group of INTUR subsidiaries in Portugal is named Servilusa.

INTUR SF acquires 49% of SERFUNLE and becomes a partner of the association formed by the town councils of León, San Andrés de Rabanedo and Villaquilambre.

Opening of Calahorra Funeral Home (La Rioja).

2004

INTUR SF acquires a participation in Pompas Fúnebres in Albacete, now Funermadrid, which won the tender by Coslada town council (Madrid) for the Construction and Exploitation of the funeral home and crematorium.

Opening of the funeral homes of Puzol (Valencia), Daroca (Aragón), Calanda (Teruel), Burgo de Osma (Soria), Palafrugell (Girona), Santo Domingo de la Calzada (La Rioja) and Salou (Tarragona) and several wake chapels in Navarra.

2005

Servilusa acquires 100% of Funeraria Portuense, Oporto.

INFUR acquires 100% of Funeraria de Alto Aragón, in Huesca.

Opening of the funeral homes of Sant Gervasi in Barcelona, Santa Coloma de Farnés (Girona), Les Borges del Camp (Tarragona), Cascante and Mendavia (Navarra) and Manises (Valencia).

2006

Mémora is born as a unique brand, encompassing the business and services of INTUR in Spain.

The group acquires EUROFUNERARIAS, a historical brand in the sector, with a further presence in Granada.

Acquisition of Funeraria de Osuna, in the province of Seville, Funeraria Ntra. Sra. de Retamar in Las Rozas (Madrid) and Funeraria de la Torre Giraltó in Vila-Seca, and funeral activities in Cambrils, Salou and Vila-Seca (Tarragona).

Opening of the funeral homes of Palafrugell (Girona), Esplugues de Llobregat and Balsareny (Barcelona), Maçanet de la Selva (Girona), Alcañiz and La Puebla del Hijar (Teruel), Cabanillas and Viana (Navarra), Caspe (Zaragoza), Sigüenza (Guadalajara), Almazán (Soria) and Coslada (Madrid).

2007

Mémora acquires Funeraria Alonso and Servicios Funerarios de Sueca in Valencia, growing its presence in the south of the province.

Acquisition of Funeraria Vidal in the province of Girona.

Opening of the funeral homes of Santa Lastenia (Tenerife), Osuna (Sevilla), Súria (Barcelona), Arbúcies and Banyoles (Girona), Riaño and Quintana (León), Zuera (Zaragoza), Pradejón (La Rioja) and Velatorio Grañén (Huesca).

2008

Opening of the funeral homes in Urrea (Teruel), Soria, Molins de Rei and Navàs (Barcelona), Cambrils (Tarragona), Arnedo (Rioja), Quinto and Valle del Huecha (Zaragoza), Arahal (Seville), Girona, Banyoles, Arbucies and Sant Hilari (the last three in the province of Girona) and Sueca (Valencia).

Investment group 3i Group acquires 100% of Mémora’s shares.

2009

Opening of the funeral homes of Nájera (Rioja), Cabezas de San Juan (Seville), Linares (Jaén), Sallent and Artés (Barcelona), La Cellera de Ter (Girona), Épila and Calatorao (Zaragoza). Mémora now owns a total of 100 funeral homes.

2010

Opening of the funeral homes of Cullera (Valencia), Cariñena (Zaragoza), Humanes (Guadalajara), Torroella de Montgrí (Girona), Torrelodones (Madrid), Donostia (Gipuzkoa), San Fernando and El Puerto de Santa María (Cádiz), Arrecife (Lanzarote) and Miller Bajo in Las Palmas (Gran Canaria).

2011

Mémora owns 85% of SFB. The company’s headquarters relocate from Madrid to Barcelona.

The exhibition La otra cara de la vida (The Other Side of Life) is launched
 and begins its tour of Spain.

Opening of the funeral homes in Adamuz (Córdoba), Morón de la Frontera, so del Alcor and Alcalá de Guadaira (Seville), Santpedor (Barcelona), 
 L’Escala (Girona), Bétera (Valencia), Oyón (Álava), Torrero and Brea de 
 Aragón (Zaragoza), Montlanc and Santa Coloma de Queralt (Tarragona), 
 Arteixo, Sada and Cambre (A Coruña), Fucasa Las Palmas and Aigüemes (Gran Canaria).

2012

Opening of the funeral homes of Lanzarote (Gran Canaria) and San Esteban de Gormaz (Soria).

2013

Opening of L’Hospitalet funeral home (Barcelona).

Opening of the first support centre in Horta-Nou Barris (Barcelona).

2014

Opening of the support centre in L’Hospitalet.

Opening of Haro Funeral Home (La Rioja).

2015

Opening of the funeral homes of L'Hospitalet (Barcelina) and opening of the support centre in Girona.