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History

A national reference in manufacturing shock absorbers
 

VAUSTE has been linked to the automotive sector for more than 50 years.

 

Our historical trajectory begins with the foundation of Bulnes Shock absorbers, in 1965. The company was created by the Gijoneses Echevarría and the Medio brothers.

 

Just a year later, we obtained the patents from the English company Armstrong Patent to manufacture shock absorbers, which had a great implantation among the original manufacturers in the United Kingdom. Thus, we began to supply for AUTHI (Automóviles de Turismo Hispano Ingleses, S.A.), which manufactured in Pamplona.

 

In the 70's, an agreement was reached with Ford to produce parts for the Fiesta model. The continuous success achieved and the significant increase in production, led to the interest of the multinational Armstrong in the company, until acquiring, in 1976, ownership of the Gijon factory, which began to operate under the Armstrong trademark. Working with Ford was a leap, not only quantitative but also qualitative, due to the high standards of production quality demanded by the brand.

 

The eighties brought with it a consolidation of the companies manufacturing components for the automotive sector. This was how, in 1989, Monroe (Tenneco) arrived in Gijón. Armstrong was absorbed by the American multinational Tenneco. In 2006, Monroe became Tenneco Automotive Ibérica, S.A. Since then, our firm has remained linked to the manufacturing of Monroe shock absorbers in Gijón.

 

In 2016, Quantum Capital Partners AG acquired the company and was renamed VAUSTE Spain S.L.U., with a new business project focused on diversifying products and manufacturing automotive components with high added value.


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1965

During this year, first contacts were made between two local companies to found the company called Bulnes.

 

1966

Construction of the first warehouse with an area of ​​7,671 m2

Obtained Armstrong patents for the manufacture of shock absorbers. Production of shock absorbers began with a volume varying between 500 and 1,500 units per day begins.

AUTHI (Automóviles de Turismo Hispano Ingleses, S.A.) is the main customer.

First appearance in the Samples Fair in Asturias (X Edition).

 

1968

Technical support for Graham Hill at the F1 Spanish Grand Prix (Jarama).

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1976

The English firm ARMSTRONG buys the company.  
With the commissioning of the FORD plant in Valencia we began to manufacture original shock absorbers for this factory.

 

1984

Purchased the adjoining warehouse, necessary for expansion, to a total area of ​​10,500 m².

 

1988

Recognition of ExportAstur, awarding the plant the "Asturcón de Oro".

The workforce reaches 300 workers.

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1989

Monroe (Tenneco) buys the plant from Armstrong.
Ford gives the plant the Q1 (Preferred Quality Award) badge.

 

1994

ISO 9001 Certified

 

1997

Quality Award "Principado de Asturias"

 

1999

Finalist at the Prince Felipe Business Excellence Awards.

 

2000

The "Plomada de Plata" prize modernizing the facade.

 

2001

Obtained ISO / TS 16949 certification.
Volkswagen VDA certification.

 

2003

ISO 14001 certified.

 

2004

Award for Quality and Service. Recambio Libre.

 

2005

A special mention in the national Q-Innovauto prizes for our integral finished product management system by means of a scanner.

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2006

2nd National Q-Innovauto Prize for the robotized pressure cylinder washing system and the integration of POKA YOKE dimensional on the assembly line. Monroe becomes Tenneco Automotive Ibérica, S.A.

 

2007

1st Q-Innovauto National Award for the development of the automated assembly of the piston damper valve with 100% inspection.

 

2008

Tenneco Health and Safety Certificate of Merit.

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2016

Quantum Capital Partners AG takes over the company and the company is renamed VAUSTE Spain S.L.U.



CENTRAL OFFICES AND LINE VRPS
LocationAvda. de Oviedo 16-18
33211 Gijón (Asturias), Spain
PhoneTel. +34 985 38 34 00
Contact usContact us: info@vauste.es

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LocationPolígono de Roces V
c/ Fahrenheit, 142
33211 Gijón, Asturias
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