Copreci 1963-2013

The company has spent half a century as the heart of your household appliance and is thrilled to continue to do so for at least another 50 years.

  • 1963

    A group of 40 people start Copreci ("Precision cooperative") by manufacturing gas taps and electromagnetic safety valves for cookers, heaters and boilers.

More than half a century developing components for household appliances

  • 1970

    We manufacture the first motor pump developed entirely at Copreci.


    The number of Copreci employees passes 900 while, at the same time, Aretxabaleta sees a population spurt, growing from 3,398 inhabitants in 1960 to 5,235 inhabitants in 1970.

We develop our own processes. We are experts in “Lean Manufacturing”.

  • 1980

    We now export 70% of our products, meaning it is necessary to develop a sales network consisting of branches and commercial agents.


    We manufacture the first pressure sensor for the Arianne space project.


    We establish the company in Mexico, the first time Corporación Mondragon opens overseas.

Almost 400 million homes around the world are equipped with our components.

  • 1991

    Copreci becomes the first industrial company in the Basque Country and the seventh in Spain to obtain the joint AENOR-AFAQ certification. Copreci CZ established in Dvorce (Czech Republic)


    Prince Felipe Award for Quality, “Silver Q” and later “Gold Q” awards for quality from Euskalit.


    Copreci awarded the “Gold Q” by Bosch-Siemens in three consecutive years (1991, 1992, 1993).


    Copreci is integrated into the Components Division of Corporación Mondragon, together with other cooperatives that manufacture household and electrical appliance components.

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We reach all our clients, wherever they may be.

  • 2000

    The first induction hob goes into production. To date Copreci is the world’s leading independent induction manufacturer.


    We open in Turkey with a new factory in Gebze.


    We land in China with a factory in Zhuhai. Copreci Aretxabaleta obtains OSHAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety certificate)


    Copreci introduces innovations that unite gas and electricity for the first time: smart cooking, applied to built-in gas hobs and "remotion", the remote control for gas heaters.

  • 2009

    Launch of the ECOOK "green induction" system, an efficient induction system that allows you to manage energy consumption sensibly.


    Development of the new BLDC drain pump with Brushless technology.


    Copreci (Aretxabaleta) expands its installations.


    We celebrate our first half century as a company.