Gipuzkoa company Lazpiur, specialising in the design and manufacture of high-tech machinery and forging tooling, this week celebrated its centenary at a ceremony presided over by Basque President Lehendakari Iñigo Urkullu and Gipuzkoa Regional Government President Martín Garitano.
The company, based in Bergara and headed by Miguel Lazpiur, President of Confebask between 2005 and 2011, has some 100 employees and operates in more than 20 countries. This family business began by producing footwear at the beginning of last century, although in the aftermath of the Civil War it switched to manufacturing nails. Years later it entered the part machining sector and in 1964 registered its first patent, a blade feeder.
It currently holds a score of patents and has become a benchmark company in the development of comprehensive solutions in the mechanical automation of lines and processes to improve productivity. In this sense, it is a supplier to the automotive, rail transport, forging, construction and domestic appliances sectors, among others.
Lazpiur today is a reference in the Basque capital equipment sector. Over all these years of activity it has received many awards, among which we can highlight the 2013 Korta Prize from the Basque Government, for the career of Miguel Lazpiur, and the Gold Q for Quality, obtained in 2006.