Embega

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Embega, S. Coop. was founded in 1971 by a group of workers from the former household appliance company Agni (today BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH), on the banks of Ega river, in Estella (Navarra, Spain).

Since the beginning, Embega was integrated in the Caja Laboral's Enterprise Division, the root with other companies like Fagor, of the Mondragon Corporation. Currently[when?], Embega is integrated in the Components Division of the Industrial Sector of Mondragon Corporation.

They began their cooperative with 43 members, specialized in mechanizing, screen-printing and lithographing of metal plates for household appliances, automation and other decorative elements.[1] In 1979, the anodizing and electrocoating plant for aluminium profiles, with 120 workers, was started.

In their constant expansion, they created the Seals Division, launched under the name of Egaprint, in 1982, contributing with it to the watertightness solutions to a large range of products and markets. Seven years later, a new creation joined them: Keyboards Division, manufactured frontplates and membrane switches and, later, metallic keyboards. At that time[when?] there were about 210 workers on the cooperative staff.

At the end of the 1990s, they decided to produce heat exchanger for domestic tumble dryers.

Due to their important position in the white goods home appliance market, Embega decided to enter into the Polish market, under the name of Embega Polska in 2006, which produces domestic appliance components.

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  1. ^ Morrison, Roy. We build the road as we travel. 1991. p. 252