- Sector: Manufacturing
- Country: Spain
Loom with a view
Founded in 1956 with just 12 looms, Hispano Tex has grown from a small, family-run textile business into a family-owned group of companies supplying retail giants around the world.
“We own several plants in Spain dedicated to weaving, dyeing, printing and finishing fabrics that will be used to manufacture curtains, pillows, sofas and more,” says Víctor Melul, managing director at Hispano Tex SAU. “We are dedicated to producing woven textiles for home decoration.”
Víctor puts the firm’s enormous success down to the team’s unwavering commitment to consistency and innovation. “We are constant and reliable with our business and clients, while we regularly invest money and effort in order to innovate in design, technical fabrics, finishing machinery and service to clients,” he explains. “This is how we can be an official supplier to a global company like IKEA.”
“We regularly invest money and effort in design, technical fabrics, finishing machinery and service to clients”
It’s not just global brands that Hispano Tex works with; the firm has diversified its offering by supplying domestic retailers as well as small- and medium-size manufacturers around the world. By exporting beyond Spain and Europe, Hispano Tex has been able to endure the recent period of economic crisis while maintaining its focus on innovation.
“Supplying to global clients while keeping up with European retailers such as Kwantum, Heytens, Eurokangas and Eurofirany is what is generating the biggest business opportunities in recent years,” explains Victor. “It is also obliging us to invest in new technology and implement it faster, as well as directing our business process towards service to all our clients.”
- 1956 - Year in which Hispano Tex was founded, starting with just 12 looms
Now the focus is on maintaining this growth. The firm now has a fully dedicated marketing department and plans to expand its workforce even further. “More business needs more people to handle it and these are our growing pains right now,” explains Víctor. “We need to find the right people to manage each new business area.”