Throughout its decades-long history, Uribesalgo has managed to position itself as one of the leaders in the international foundry-tooling business.
The company was founded in 1968 and moved to its current location in the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz in 1974. Nowadays the factory lies on 10.000 sqm and counts on a workforce of around 90 employees.
Since its beginning, Uribesalgo has been inspired by an export-driven spirit and as a result, our products have reached more than thirty countries in four continents. Currently more than 90% of the turnover targets the international market and our projects are managed simultaneously in five different working languages.
It is our firm belief that today’s innovation translates into future’s workload. This is the reason behind our quest for technological improvements: we were, for instance, one of the first companies implementing CAD/CAM systems (in 1985) and high-speed machining (in 1994). In recent years, we have launched an internal program which aims at developing new machining techniques that will allow us to increase our competitiveness and precision.
Our activity is mainly focused on the demanding automotive sector, with ever-tighter scheduling in a context of increasing technological complexity. This is the reason why we understand that ensuring the highest quality of the final product it is not longer enough –it is also vital to safeguard the compliance of delivery times along the whole duration of the project. Our size and internal resources for both design and manufacturing enable us to react rapidly and put in place the right coordination tools with our customers in the field of project management and inverse engineering. These capabilities are especially relevant for pre-production products, and enhance our specialization in prototypes, including those manufactured in soft-steel and even through rapid prototyping.
In terms of quality certification, Uribesalgo owns both the ISO 9001 and the ISO 14001, which ensure that our commitment with the continuous improvement is well shared by all departments in the company and that our processes follow the highest-standard guidelines with regards to the environment.
While most of our competitors are limited in their offering to one specific area, Uribesalgo covers a wide range of the diverse foundry technologies for Aluminium and Magnesium: high-pressure die casting, low pressure die casting, static and tilting gravity; and our solutions span a broad product scope: dies, core boxes, customized machinery, fixtures and assembly tools.
None of this would be possible without the involvement of a group of committed people. In exchange, the company has a policy of long-term engagement with the employees, based on a scheme of internal promotion. Our highly professional teams blend both experience and youth – every year we receive students for an internal internship program in collaboration with the surrounding technical schools. Many of them have joined the company as a result, and take part of the future of the company.