FIFTY YEARS CONNECTING CHALLENGES
Start of manufacture of moulds
Escubedo began life in a small premises in Santa Coloma de Gramenet (Barcelona). The first mould for making electrical terminals emerged out of the effort and the personal creativity of its founders.
Foundation of Escubedo, SA
The Escubedo limited company was founded in 1976. This was the first step in a rising path that has led us to what today is the Escubedo Group. Right from the beginning we have based our work on technical excellence and efficient processes.
Transfer of the production plant to Girona
When we moved to our production plant of almost 1,000 m2 in Riudellots de la Creu (Girona), we made a great qualitative leap forward. This operation contributed to the rationalisation of processes, the enlargement of our moulding capacities and the establishment of a structure capable of meeting future challenges. The commercial part of the business continued to operate for several years from our offices in Barcelona, where our administrative processes were concentrated.
ISO 9000 Certificate
All of our manufacturing processes are based on auto-control, following strict quality control standards. In this way we have obtained a number of quality certifications, and also for our subsidiaries, which hold the ISO 9002/2000 certificate.
Establishment of the first subsidiary in Mexico
With the aim of expanding around the world and being closer to territorial markets, in the year 2000 we opened our first subsidiary company, in Mexico.
Enlargement of the plant in Riudellots de la Creu
With the purpose of offering the best service and the most innovative products, all the areas of our company were centralised in the plant of Riudellots de la Creu (Girona), which is now Escubedo's corporate headquarters and our focal point for connecting with clients all around the world.
TS 16949 Certificate
In 2004 we obtained the TS 16949 Certificate, which is fundamental for supplying products to the automotive market. This is one more demonstration of our solid commitment to quality. In the processes that require it, artificial vision systems enable us to guarantee 100% of the products we manufacture. We also have products homologated under the VDE and UL certifications.
Subsidiary in Brazil
In 2006 we created our second subsidiary in Brazil, with the name of ESCUBRAS, located in São Paulo, in order to provide direct service to the entire South American market.
Subsidiaries in Turkey and Sweden
In 2009, the Escubedo group founded Escunordic in Sweden in order to be closer to the Scandinavian markets (Sweden, Finland and Norway), and also to serve Denmark and the Baltic countries. In the same year we opened our subsidiary in Turkey, incorporating a terminal stamping line, the first outside of our premises in Girona.
Start of plastic injection
For all our connectors, since the year 2010 we have worked with the finest collaborators in relation with plastic injection. This close collaboration with the best injectors in Europe enables us to guarantee totally reliable and economically optimised products.
Foundation of Escubedo USA
In 2011 we inaugurated our US subsidiary, ESCUBEDOUSA, in order to compete directly in the US market, achieving a very high penetration in American companies.
Second enlargement of the plant in Riudellots de la Creu
In 2012 Escubedo enlarged its plant in Riudellots de la Creu (Girona) with the aim of improving the mould maintenance department and enlarging the plastic injection plant. The enlargement of 400 m2 means that our total built-up area is now more than 8,000 m2. This enlargement also signified an improvement of the raw materials warehouse, with a more optimised arrangement of the plant and a more efficient internal flow of materials.
Begin continuous overmoulding processes
In 2014 Escubedo have begun to apply continuous overmoulding processes on stamped terminal strips in our plant. The process commences with the production of the metal inserts, which once manufactured are wound ready for the overinjection process. When the overinjection has ended, the parts pass through a vision control system which verifies 100% of the batch and through a final cutting station.
Creation of EscuAsia
Escuasia agreement for serving clients in China. After several years collaborating with Shanghai Welconn Company, Escubedo has reached an agreement to serve all of the clients in China through the Escuasia subsidiary. The transfer from Shanghai Welconn to the Escubedo subsidiary was completed before the end of 2015. With the aim of strengthening our capabilities and widening our structure in the Chinese market, part of the Shanghai Welconn team joined EscuAsia.
Escubedo corporate headquarters enlargement
Escubedo's facilities in Spain will be 7,000 m² larger. With the purchase of more than 50,000 m² of land adjacent to the current facilities, work on extending the current facilities began in September 2017. The project involves building three main blocks: some new corporate offices of 1,000 m², a 3,000 m² warehouse for storage and another 3,000 m² warehouse home to the engineering department and the mould and die manufacturing areas and plastic injection sites.
Commissioning of the new corporate headquarters
The new corporate offices and industrial premises in Girona are working at full capacity. The change has meant a qualitative leap for all departments in different aspects: we have more space, as we now have 7,000 m² more, and we have automated and optimised the logistics processes.