Garita Automotive was founded in 1961 in Zaldibar (Bizkaia). The famous Basque pelota player Pedro Garitaonandia was one of the founders and gives the origin of the company name GARITA. In the beginnings, the activity of the Company was the Tool Production. In 1972 Garita moves to Berriz (Bizkaia) and started with the Metal Stamping as the main activity.
Now and with more than 60 years of experience inside the Metal Stamping and Welding we work exclusively for Automotive Industry. With more than 12.000 m2 in Berriz where Production Plants, Warehouse and Offices are located, Garita Automotive also is present with a Commercial Office in Germany.
It´s a privilege the fact of continues being a Family Basque Company that competes in the Worlwide Market. This Business Model gives us more control and autonomy with faster decisión-making and execution. We find a Sustainable and Profitable Growth with the focus of all our activities in the Continued Improvement.
Achieve the Satisfaction of our customers in the main goal of Garita Automotive. We focus all our efforts in create a superior value for customers, in customer´s satisfaction and fidelity.
Cold Stamping is a Sheet Forming Technology who includes different operations of Steel and other alloys forming in different types of presses where tools are installed.
This Technology allows manufactured a very wide range of parts, being of all the main construction technologies the one that provide more parts inside the car, from small reinforcement and steering parts to big parts for seating, frame or chassis.
Between the advantages and capabilities of Cold Stamping Technology highlighted the possibility of work with high strength materials who enable weight reduction solutions inside the car building at the same time that rise the benefits.
Garita Automotive has Cold Stamping Presses in both Transfer and Progressive Technologies that operate in a range from 250 till 1.250 Tons.
WELDING AND JOINING
· Components Joining by Robotized MAG Welding.
· Components Joining by Spot Welding.
· Components Joining by riveting and insertion process.
Garita Automotive offers an extensive portfolio of stamped products and welded sub-assemblies, covering key automotive parts such as seat systems, chassis, frame, steering column, including suspension, transmission, dashboard, pedalbox or airbag.
Each year Garita Automotive manufactures more than 40.000.000 parts, using different kind of steel and other alloys:
· Hot / Cold Rolled Steel.
· Hot / Cold Rolled High Strength Steel.
· Third Generation Steels (A3G).
· Stainless Steel.
· Galvanized Steel.
We produce parts from 0.02 to 8 kg and sheets from 0.50 to 7 mm nominal thickness are used. The above-mentioned parts are conceived by a co-engineering between Garita Automotive and its customers.
Garita specializes in the production of technically challenging parts for differentiation within the automotive industry due to their dimensionality and functionality. In recent years, the company has put a great deal of effort into capturing more complex parts and developing new technologies to make the most of its manufacturing processes.
Taking these kinds of risks, through the manufacture of highly complex parts, makes Garita, in relation to its customers, a world-class business-tech partner. This drive for engineering and new developments, coupled with flexible service and responsiveness consolidate Garita Automotive as a strong player in the Automotive supply chain.
Daimler, Nissan, Benteler, Faurecia, Adient, Voestalpine, Magna, Valeo, (among others) are on the top customer list. These world-renowned OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers rely on Garita Automotive as a strategic partner. Thanks to the very high level of engineering and the type of product Garita Automotive offers, it is possible to maintain such a demanding customer base.
We are supplying our products to more than 50 customers located in 15 countries, including China, Korea, South Africa, Mexico and Brazil.
Our stamped parts and sub-assemblies have been assembled in more than 350 cars during last 15 years.
Technical Data: Vehicle Typology by category