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Mission Foods

2,500 - 5,000 employees  |  

To fully understand Mission Foods - our products, our business philosophies - it's important to understand a bit of our history. The company we know as Mission Foods today had its beginnings in 1949 when Don Roberto Gonzalez and his father formed the company GRUMA S.A. in Monterrey, Mexico, and revolutionized the corn flour and tortilla industries.

Prior to that time, corn flour - corn masa - was produced in essentially the same labor-intensive way originated by the Aztecs hundreds of years earlier. Don Roberto Gonzalez envisioned a better way and replaced the old Nixtamal stone-grinding process with a radically more efficient hammer milling process. This new process resulted in a superior corn flour - Maseca corn flour with a more controllable, more uniform particle size. It also resulted in higher yield with less labor and waste than the old-fashioned method. Most importantly, it produced superior quality tortillas.


Mission Foods is committed to being a respected category leader in quality tortilla products. We have strong brands, creating profitable growth by exceeding our customers’ and consumers’ expectations. We measure our success not only in the marketplace, but by the growth of our people and the positive impact we have in the communities we serve.

Mission Now

Today, GRUMA S.A. is one of the world's largest producers of corn flour and tortilla products, with production facilities across the Americas, the UK, Holland, Italy, and Asia. Its operations and sales extend to the US, Canada, throughout Central America (through Gruma Centro America), and into England, Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East.

With the backing of Gruma's global technology and resources, Mission Foods has grown to become one of the largest producers of tortilla products, producing almost a quarter of all tortillas sold in the world and offers a full line of the highest quality tortillas to satisfy every taste - from the freshest-tasting flour and corn tortillas to their popular 96% fat free, whole wheat, multi-grain and low carbohydrate varieties.

Mission is proud of its rich heritage and the contributions they’ve made to the Mexican Foods Industry. Their name is synonymous with quality, and the pursuit of excellence. They continually focus on delivering products that are consistently the very best using only the finest ingredients available, along with state-of-the-art equipment and processes to manufacture their products.

Mission Foods is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

1159 Cottonwood Lane,
Texas 75038