- Diversification and internationalization are two strategic objectives for Erreka, an industrial cooperative integrated into MONDRAGON Corporation.
- Following the consolidation of Erreka’s subsidiaries in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic and China, a new project starts in Colombia.
- Antton Tomasena, CEO of Erreka, and Aitor Sotes, Director of Connected Access, have traveled to Colombia to participate in the launch of the new branch.
Diversification and internationalization are two strategic objectives for Erreka, an industrial cooperative integrated into MONDRAGON Corporation, as reflected in the latest Strategic Plan approved in 2021 by the cooperative in Antzuola (Gipuzkoa). Both areas, diversification and internationalization, are key to Erreka’s present and future.
So much so that during the strategic period of 2021-2024, significant steps have been taken in both diversification, with the launch of two new business units, Erreka Care and Erreka Medical, and in the field of internationalization, with the opening of new subsidiaries in different parts of the world. Thus, following the consolidation of Erreka’s subsidiaries in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic and China, a new project starts in Colombia.
Inauguration on Saturday, March 25th
The inauguration of the new headquarters was attended by Erreka CEO Antton Tomasena and Connected Access Business Director Aitor Sotés. Both arrived in the Colombian capital on March 23rd and for three days held meetings and encounters with different organizations and universities in Bogotá, including the Javeriana University.
The inauguration of the new subsidiary took place on Saturday, March 25th at 10 am local time and was attended by top representatives of the company and different actors in the administrative, business, and educational fields of the Colombian capital.
Antton Tomasena, CEO of ERREKA, along with Colombian authorities.
Antton Tomasena, CEO of ERREKA; Aitor Sotés, Director of ERREKA Connected Access; and Aitor Ortiz de Zarate, International Manager, along with María Silvestre, Director of Erreka Colombia
Antton Tomasena, CEO of ERREKA; Aitor Sotés, Director of ERREKA Connected Access; and Aitor Ortiz de Zarate, International Manager, along with representatives from SPRI Colombia.
Present in more than 50 countries
The new Colombian subsidiary has Erreka’s products, services, and solutions, which incorporate high technological value, quality, and design. Thus, the new subsidiary will allow for a closer and more appropriate response to customers in one of the most important countries in South America, offering reliability and proximity in the new market.
Colombia will have the support of the Bergara headquarters, which has a team of specialists in the design, manufacture, and installation of automation and access control systems.
The new headquarters reinforces Erreka’s international presence, with subsidiaries and branches in more than 50 countries, with 8 production and commercial centers. Erreka Connected Access is among the leading manufacturers in the sector within vehicle and pedestrian access automation, deploying its national and international commercial network through its branches, international subsidiaries, as well as a network of collaborators and partners in different countries.
Erreka’s equipment, products, and systems incorporate the most advanced security and control systems, guaranteeing optimal operation and compliance with directives applicable to low voltage, electromagnetic compatibility, radio, and machines.
Its high technological and quality level allows Erreka to achieve perfect resolution of both technical and aesthetic aspects with a key focus on energy efficiency for its customers.
Integrated within the MONDRAGON Corporation, Erreka currently employs over 500 people and generated a revenue of over 75 million euros in the last fiscal year. Erreka has 6 production facilities across 3 continents and currently 71.4% of its total sales are international.
With its 5 business lines – Plastics, Smart Fastening, Medical, Care, and Connected Access Erreka has diversified its offering of services and products, with its diversification strategy based on open innovation. Currently, Erreka is immersed in inorganic growth projects with the aim of investing in companies, initiatives, and startups for the future.