The Spanish processed foodstuffs group Ebro Foods S.A., in Madrid, Spain, together with its Herba Foods, S.L. division in Seville, Spain, which has also included Euryza GmbH, Hamburg since 1999, is the leading rice company worldwide. In 2004 a majority interest was acquired in the largest U.S. rice processor Riviana Foods Inc., in Houston, Texas. The Panzani company, which is No. 1 in pasta in France, followed in 2005. This move enabled Ebro Foods, with a presence in over 20 countries, to sustainably strengthen its position.