Cremalleras Rubi

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Industry Zipper Manufacturer / Zippers Wholesale
Founded 1926
Headquarters Rubí (Barcelona), Spain
Products Zippers, Metal Zipper, Nylon Zipper, Plastic Zipper, Metal Luxe Zipper, Invisible Zipper, Buttons etc...
Number of employees

Cremalleras Rubi is one of the oldest companies engaged in the manufacture of zippers.[1]


The company was founded in 1926 in the town of Rubí (Barcelona), which still maintains its headquarters and single plant. In the thirties, the British company Imperial Metallurgic Industries (IMI) bought the company and, having no experience in the market of the zippers, partnered with one of the European leaders in the industry, the German manufacturer Opti.

The company remained in front of the European market until the late seventies. The Spanish subsidiary defaulted in 1981 and, four years later, bought their 256 employees making it a labor corporation (SAL). The company, which in 1996 regained name Cremalleras Rubi, is already a conventional corporation, but “in spirit” remains in the hands of its workers.


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