The day we were borne
Cunext Group is a group of companies dedicated to the transformation of high quality copper, and which has today taken a step forward into the world of aluminium.
At present our group counts with branches in Córdoba, Madrid, Barcelona, Oviedo, Vitoria and Italy, and has a clear target: to be the leading manufacturer of efficient materials for conducting and transmitting electricity and data. However, our history goes back to 1917, with the foundation of The Spanish Society of Electromechanical Constructions S.E.C.E.M. Estanislao de Urquijo y Ussia (then Marquis of Urquijo) was the first president and among his directors were some members of The Bank of Bilbao.
The new society chose Córdoba to install its factory due to its proximity to the mining resources at Riotinto (Huelva), and Peñarroya Central as an energy source and shareholder. Its arrival meant the transformation of the cordovan industry which was focused on small companies dedicated to the agro-food and metal-mechanic sectors.
“Electromecanicas” was the core of the cordovan industrial structure and became the main company in the sector for copper transformation. It produced electrolytic copper, brasses, ferrosilicon, wire-drawings and machines.
In 1978 Ibérica del Cobre, S.A. (Ibercobre) took over the company’s activities and in 1984 the continuous casting plant started production of wire rod. Two decades later, in 2004, Cunext Copper Industries S.L. was born, a company with vocation, leader in the copper products market, which acquired the casting and drawing business through the purchase of the Continuous Casting and Wire-Drawings centers, modernizing all the Company’s productive processes.
During 2009 transpired the adhesion of Estacor (Estañados y Alambres de Córdoba SL), enabling the Company to expand its services to our customers by adding tinning to the production process. After a period of maturity for Cunext Copper Industries SL, and due to the diversification of its products and market expansion, Cablexsur (Cableados y Extrusiones del Sur SL) was born In 2011, with greater demands for developing products “downstream”.
During 2013 a plant in the town of Lugones (Asturias) was acquired in order to increase and support the wire drawing production, giving birth to Asturcopper SL. In late 2014 a new company is constituted to the group under the name of Transformados Cunext Copper SL, which complements and supports the group’s production.
Finally, during the summer of 2015, the Cunext group ventures to go further in its business career by acquiring an aluminium production plant in the town of Vitoria, ECN. With years of experience in the copper market, Cunext Group is a leader in the field of Copper Products in Europe, tripling production since its beginning.
And today we are the future. We move with you, we’re present in all sectors that mean transmission of energy, data and signals; use of electric motors; automobile; railways; wind energy; industrial motors and appliances; telecommunications; data via ADSL; electrification of buildings; etc. Becoming the benchmark supplier of wire rod, electrolytic wire and cables, and electrical conductors in general, in southern Europe and northwest Africa.