OUR HISTORY: GABARRÓ SINCE 1920

Salvador Gabarró started the company Gabarró in 1920, in a small shop dedicated to the production of annealed wire.

Gabarró drawn wire

Historical perspective

The first clients were local farmers who used the wire to bale their harvests of cereals and crops. Sales grew quickly within Catalonia and then spread across the whole country, requiring a larger production facility that was then built up in Sant Guim de Freixenet.

Industrialization of the country fostered the company’s expansion and product diversification: in addition to the annealed wire, Gabarró began to manufacture bright wire in order to meet the demand of new industries. In the early 80’s, Gabarró kick-started its international development and began to consolidate its leading edge in European markets from the 90’s onwards.

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1920

Salvador Gabarró starts his new venture in a small shop

1927

Regional expansion – Gabarró becomes a prominent supplier in Catalonia and  Aragon provinces

1960

Setting up of the Sant Guim de Freixenet factory, Lleida province

1965

Development nationwide

1979

Setting up of the Barcelona’s Head Offices

1980

International Expansion – Strategic Markets Development

2001

Setting up of a brand new plant  in  la Pobla de Claramunt

2002

Strategic Markets Consolidation

2003

New Strategic Markets Development

2008

Completion of an international investment project primary stage

2012

New factory in Brandenburg, Germany

2016

Igualada plant enlargement

2018

New automatic manufacturing machines