HISTORY OF THE ARTZAINAK GROUP
The first business, EBL Polyester, started moulding polyester in 1985, with 4 employees.
Today the Artzainak Group workforce is 220-strong, with 7 brands, sales worth 30 million euros and acclaimed expertise in several areas.
Artzainak is an industrial holding company, structured as activity-centred business units – aeronautics, building & public works, farming, oil and gas, and boating.
The group’s head office is in Mauléon-Licharre. Its identity, Artzainak, is the Basque word for “shepherds”. It was chosen not only for its reference to the Group’s rural and local roots, but also to emphasize the desire to create an industrial group governed by the same values.
2010 : acquisition of LAGARDE, the shredding equipment company
2008 : acquisition of DRILLSTAR, the oil and gas industry tool company
1999 : ASMA, an industrial design office was set up
1998 : acquisition of LECOMBLE & SCHMITT, makers of hydraulic steering systems for boats
1998 : the holding company ARTZAINAK was created
1992 : creation of the company ARMAX, to manufacture reinforced concrete bars
1989 : creation of the company EMECA, precision engineering and complex profile cutting
1985 : creation of the company EBL, plastics and composites processing