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ExportSalva Location

ExportSalva Free Zone is a 70-acre park located only 12.4 miles from San Salvador and 34.8 miles from the International Airport.

This strategic location provides access to professionals from three of the most important cities in the country: San Salvador, Santa Ana and Sonsonate, which combined, provide more than 700,000 workers in a radius of 14.9 miles. In addition, the park is located on the country's main highway, which provides easy access to public transportation services.

At ExportSalva Free Zone, we serve and welcome those companies that value and adhere to our ethical, environmental and social responsibility standards. The result is a productive and harmonious business environment.

Corporate Information

Hilasal Group, established in 1942, is currently one of the world's largest manufacturers of printed beach towels and the third largest towel manufacturer in North America. Hilasal's 80 years of manufacturing, international sales and distribution background leverages multiple value added services such as: Assembly, light manufacturing and logistic services.
Grupo Hilasal

Hilasal at a glance

The history of the Hilasal Group dates back to the 19th century when José Sagrera arrived in El Salvador from Spain and established a small workshop where he made very basic fabrics.
In 1942, José's grandson, Ricardo Sagrera, founded Hilasal, a family-owned textile company that mainly manufactured yarn and basic fabrics for the local market. In 1959, the company began producing bath towels and became the first company to manufacture this product in the Central American region.
In 1968, the company began exporting its products to Europe and in 1975, under the leadership of Ricardo Sagrera III, current President and CEO of the Hilasal Group, the first exports to the United States were made. Hilasal currently has a modern, vertically integrated plant in El Salvador. It is currently one of the largest manufacturers of printed beach towels in the world and one of the largest towel manufacturers in North America.

In addition to the towel factory, the group founded Valley Manufacturing, an apparel manufacturing company, in 1992. This division currently operates 9 plants with 4,500 employees, serving prestigious clients such as Under Armour, Champion, Adidas, among others.

In 1993, the group capitalized on synergies and incorporated Export Salva Free Zone, a 288,945 M2 business and a 70-acre Business and Service Park with more than 9,000 employees. The experience of more than 62 years in manufacturing and distribution, along with industry trends motivated us to diversify our business lines, that is how in 2004 Blue Logistics was born in El Salvador and in 2017 BP Logistics in Panama as Regional Distribution Centers (3PL).