15 November 2012

BELLOTA awardered with a golden Q

Bellota receives the Q de Oro awarded by Euskalit for its EFQM model for excellence in management.

Bellota handtools and Bellota Agrisolutions, Companies belonging to Corporation Patricio Echeverría, have gained +500 points in the final evaluation according to the European model of management excellence EFQM. This score makes it worthy of the Gold Q given by Euskalit.

This recognition rewards the efforts of the worldwide Company from Guipuzcoa (Spain), manufacturer of hand tools and agricultural parts, in management innovation, always focused on customer satisfaction, people and society in general.

Only four years ago, BELLOTA received the Silver Q and since then, the Company started to work in order to get the Golden Q. The work that has been done over the years has paid off, after getting +500 points in the evaluation.


BELLOTA’s career has been distinguished from the beginning by a commitment to quality products, service and management, as well as the concern to develop environmentally sustainable manufacturing processes.

So, BELLOTA is certified ISO 9001 which accredits QA system since 1996. In environmental management, BELLOTA won ISO 14001 in 2006. Moreover, PEFC and FSC certifications ensure the custody chain of forest products in the manufacture of wooden handles.

The self-assessments by EFQM model began in 2000. In 2008 BELLOTA received the silver Q and in 2012 the Golden Q.