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Discover our history in a brief run through
of the main stages and milestones
1967ORIGIN AND LAUNCH
The strategy includes the creation of centres of excellence characterized by their high technological competitiveness and production. In this context, Polsa, solid insulations, and Tecnichapa, precision boilermaking, are created.
In this stage, we locate milestones such as the first 100% Ormazabal cubicle or the first patent, a modular cubicle with integral insulation. With the creation of Uniblok, a centre of excellence specializing in prefabricated concrete, another asset was added to the strategy of surrounding itself with companies developing complementary activities.
1995THE EXPANSION BEGINS
In 2002, Cotradis, a manufacturer of distribution transformers, joins the group and helps to strengthen the value proposal for utility companies. Meanwhile, the group's contribution to the development of the electric sector continues with the launch of new products.
Later, in 2004, growth towards new markets such as the United States and Mexico continues as well as the opening of plants in Germany, Poland and China after the acquisition of Felten & Guillaume. In addition, the specialization of one of our divisions in the aeronautical sector led to the creation of Wec.
2008INNOVATION IN OUR DNA
These facilities also host the Demonstration and Experimentation Unit (UDEX), a unique laboratory worldwide that allows the experimental reproduction of the different electrical distribution networks in the world.
2010NEW HORIZONS, NEW ORGANIZATION
2012A BRAND CHANGE FOR A NEW REALITY
In order to avoid confusion between the Ormazabal and Grupo Ormazabal brands, in 2012 a new corporate image is adopted for the group in all countries, and the brands of the different companies are redefined.
Likewise, Stratenergy and Smarmec are created. The Ormazabal Research and Technology Centre in Boroa (Bizkaia) expands its capacity with a Demonstration and Experimentation Unit (UDEX), the first of its characteristics worldwide.