About us

Honduras Fosforera, S.A. is a manufacturing company that produces safety matches, a variety of popsicle sticks, and other wood products for ice cream consumption. The match company also distributes consumer products in Honduras through its own distribution company under the name Distribuidora OMNI, S.A.

We are a Honduran company that provides consumer products based on wood, offering excellent quality and services to our customers. We are responsible in the use of natural resources for the benefit of our collaborators and our environment.

To be an innovative company focused on producing and distributing wood-based products useful for lighting, home, crafts, and health; meeting the demand at regional and global level.

The match industry in Honduras was initiated by the Bendeck Family in the 30’s, under the name of Fábrica Nacional de Fósforos Águila. In 1961, two safety match companies in Honduras merged to form Honduras Fosforera, S.A. in order to manufacture and produce safety matches with wooden sticks for the Central American region.

Over the years, our company has been competitive with cutting-edge technology, improving its productive capacity to compete with markets like Sweden in the 30’s and mass markets like India now a days.

Today, it is one of two safety match manufacturers in the Central Americ, maintaining a globally competitive edge in its prices and high quality products. Besides the safety match production, our manufacturing plant has diversified in the production of wooden-based products such as popsicle sticks and other wooden products for the ice cream industry.

Since the eighties, Honduras Fosforera, S.A. exports its products to all Central American countries and has begun to export to Panama, Colombia and Mexico in recent years.

El Salvador Guatemala Nicaragua Costa Rica Honduras

You can find our variety of products with each of our distributors in the Central America region.

Our values

We work for our customers

We believe in Humility and Respect towards others

We act with Integrity, Consistency and Responsibility

We promote ourselves with Teamwork

We execute with Simplicity in Action

We innovate to improve

We have Passion and Dynamism for Winning

We learn from our mistakes


Our products are highly accepted in the national and international market due to their quality and pricing, excelling in the safety match brands Gato Negro, Zaz and Papagayo and the popsicle and frozen fruit sticks with the brand Castor.


Our safety matches use wooden sticks and are formulated and tested to endure humidity, are packed in cardboard, paper or plastic depending in every client’s needs.

Gato Negro



Popsicle and frozen fruit

Our popsicle and frozen fruit sticks are ideal for your home recipes.  You can use them for all types of crafts in their natural wood or in our variety of colors

We can produce our popsicle sticks, ice cream spoons, and match sticks in a variety of colors for home crafts

Our wooden sticks are 100% biodegradable. They are ideal for popsicle manufacturing companies or hand made sweets. We have short and long wooden sticks, calibrated wooden sticks, magnum wooden sticks and ice cream paddle spoons.

The calibrated popsicle sticks and magnum wooden spoons can be personalized with your company logo

Short Popsicle Stick (93 mm)

Magnum Popsicle Sticks

Calibrated Wooden Stick (114 mm)

We produce match sticks from pine wood for industrial use. We also have all of our wooden products available in high volume packages at competitive prices.

We believe in being outstanding collaborators that work every day to give our customers the best products. We are a socially responsible company that care about our environment and the sustainability of our forests.

Contact us

    Honduras Fosforera, S.A.
    Telephone: +(504) 2227-4700
    Fax: +(504) 2227-3028
    Colonia El Country, Comayagüela, Honduras