From manufacturer to designer.
It was in Perpignan, France, in 1970 that Mr. Mitjavila founded the company in his name. Its main activity was the assembly and installation of residential retractable awnings.
Very quickly, realizing the limits of existing products on the market, he decided to design his own systems. The year 1975 marked a turning point with a new establishment in Rivesaltes, France, and the creation in 1977 of a foundry where the first aluminum parts were cast.
Towards new careers.
It is the desire to improve his systems that motivate Raymond Mitjavila to develop new businesses and integrate them over the years into the group.
In 1986, a plastic and Zamak injection workshop was created at the Rivesaltes site. The use of zamak (zinc alloy, aluminum, and magnesium) and plastic improves aesthetics with much thinner, stronger parts, which was impossible with the gravity foundry.
It was in 1994 that the group realized one of its greatest know how’s with the creation of an extrusion plant for aluminum profiles and surface treatments, at Pierrefitte – Nestalas in the Hautes Pyrenees, France.