More than 105 years of experience
With more than 105 years of experience in the production of farm machinery for soil preparation and sowing, Bellota offers the widest range of parts on the market from planters, curved subsoiler, cultivator, chisel, plough and harrow to sugar cane harvester.
Establishment of PATRICIO ECHEVERRIA S.A.Entrepreneur and with an advanced character for his time, Patricio Echeverría understood the importance of creating a mark, and of the constant work to maintain it. It studied the markets and it traveled in search of technological improvements and competitive advantages to maximize the excellence of the product and the customer service. This is the only way to explain that the mark Bellota continues being our most important assets today.
Beginning of the steel productionIn 1931 a plant was set up for the production of fine steel, carbon and alloyed steel, and in the electrical furnace, which is being extended and modernized according to the increasing needs of the demand. Thus, the “BELLOTA” steels have a recognized reputation and have been used in the manufacture of our tools and agricultural spare parts with the highest metallurgical characteristics.
Beginning of the forging for automotiveThe manufacture of tool was complemented with the forge of industrial pieces. Becoming one of the most important suppliers in the automotive industry, both national and European, as well as of many other sectors. The development of this activity was reflected in the permanent technological update; from the installation of the first forge hammers, high speed press, and induction furnaces up to the last novelties in semi hot forge techniques and cold extrusion.
Beginning of the production in VenezuelaThe first productive investment took place in Cagua (Venezuela), in 1978, where a plant was set up for the production of hoes, mallets, hammers, pick mattocks, and chip axes.
Beginning of the production in ColombiaA second productive investment took place in Caldas (Colombia), in 1987. With the establishment in Colombia, Bellota was able not only to introduce its products in the Colombian market, but to take advantage of the synergy in the distribution that the local partner guaranteed being the second greater producer of the American market of machetes.
Strategic reconstruction and concentration in the business of Tools and Agricultural SpareStrategic reconstruction and concentration in the business of Tools and Agricultural Spare part as result of the contribution of steel assets and forge to the Grupo Siderúrgico Vasco GSB: special steel, stamping, agricultural machinery tools and components.
Beginning of the production MexicoThis first stage of productive internationalization was closed with the establishment in Veracruz (Mexico). Bellota established in Mexico due to the strong Mexican economic and demographic growth and, along with them, the signing also in 1992 of the North America Free Trade Agreement among Canada, the United States and Mexico, allowed Bellota the entrance in the North American market.
Acquisition of SOLBJERG (Denmark)In 1995 the Danish company Solbjerg, manufacturer of components of agricultural machinery, was acquired to turn Bellota into the first European company of the sector, considering that it already dominated the market in the south of Europe.
Acquisition of VIAT (Brasil)The Corporation acquires in Brazil the companies Viat Ferramentas (1998). The brands that produced both companies: Expensive Viat, Tupy, Jacaré and Duas Caras, all of them with recognized prestige in the Brazilian market and in Latin America, were included under a new company called Bellota Brazil Ltd. dedicated to the manufacture of agricultural products and for the construction.
Acquisition of CORONA (USA)CORONA CLIPPER was founded at the end of the 40s, with headquarters in Corona (California), 60 miles from Los Angeles, where it has a production plant of 40,000 m2 out of which 7,000 m2 are used for industrial facilities.
Acquisition of AÇOTUPY (Brasil)The purchase of AÇOTUPY responds to the strategy of the Corporation to continue and to boost its international expansion and to reinforce its industrial presence in America.
New plant in United States (Illinois)During this year the new plant of manufacture in Milan (Illinois, EE.UU) starts up to give better coveage to the American market
Opening of the Bellota India plant in Nashik, MaharastraAcquisition of a new plant in India (Nashlk)
Creation of Bellota AgrisolutionsIn the middle of year the company Bellota Agrisolutions S.L.U is created as an independent company of Bellota Tools, but with the same assets and people.
Adquisition of ROZALMA (Spain)Rozalma, located in Zumarraga (2 kms from Legazpi headquarter), Spain is purchased.
New shareholdersPatricio Echeverria Corporation is purchased by new canadian shareholders.