Jesús Oñate has a long experience in processing steel going back to the 19th century, having remained a family business since its beginnings.
1879 Foundation of the Company, production of handmade nails used in the construction of horse-drawn carriages and fishing ships.
Hot forging production starts.
Cold forging process is introduced to produce fasteners.
Our fasteners reach almost every construction field; structures, railways, mining, electrical towers, ships…
Jesus Oñate starts to work in the automotive sector. Products with more added value.
ISO 9002 (Renewal yearly).
Our fasteners ( 10.9 quality ) are chosen for the assembly for the Bilbao Guggenheim Museum structure, around 700.000 units were used.
ISO 14001 (Renewal yearly).
Start up of the Machining Division.
We launch an ambitious plan of product mix renewal and R+D.
Release of a strong investment. We draw up the family Protocol.
ISO TS 16949:2002 ISO TS 16949:2002
More than 70% of our product range are high added value products. Investment in a second big cold forging machine, National.
Launching of our new fastener for highways barriers (Poka Yoke concept).
Organisation of a second facility, in the industrial zone of Arriaundi (close to our existing one), focused on “Fasteners”.
Patent request for the “production process of helicoidal axels” in a multipost horizontal cold forging machine.
We become strategic suppliers of ZF Group.
We are named strategic suppliers of Daimler AG.
The export volume reaches the 60% of the turnover. We sell to 19 different countries around the world.