Press releases

La Farga restructures the Group’s trading companies under the La Farga Yourcoppersolutions SA brand

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This October sees the launch of the new corporate organisation of La Farga, which involves the merger of the metallurgy Group’s trading companies into a single company, namely LA FARGA YOURCOPPERSOLUTIONS SA. La Farga is restructuring the industrial companies of the family-run business with the main goal of strengthening its strategic positioning and simplifying its operational structure.

The following companies will merge together within LA FARGA YOURCOPPERSOLUTIONS SA: Corporación Metalúrgica Catalana, La Farga Lacambra, La Farga Tub, La Farga Rod, La Farga Tertub AIE, Hidroelèctrica del Voltregà, La Farga Intec and Metalúrgica Catalana. The Company name is aligned with the brand name by which the company is known internationally.

Inka Guixà, Chief Executive of La Farga, lists the main advantages of the merger: "In addition to making operational functioning more agile, the newly-merged Group will facilitate better brand positioning, along with the adaptation of the business structure to current times. Despite these administrative changes, as far as its customers and agents are concerned, La Farga will remain faithful to its policy of transparency, competitiveness and constant effort in its efficient work methodology”.

This new structure does not involve any changes in terms of production, since La Farga will continue to manufacture the same products that have made it one of the world’s leading companies in the manufacture and sale of copper and copper alloy products.

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La Farga is a family-run holding group with over 200 years of history that manufactures and sells copper products and their alloys for the electrical, metal packaging, railway, tubes, automotive, billets and special conductors markets. In 2017 it achieved a turnover of 1,019 million euros (an increase of 32% in respect of 2016). The company has an international presence with a production plant in the USA and two copper tube distribution centres in the UK and France, respectively. Thanks to its 383-strong workforce and its philosophy of constantly innovating in order to improve, La Farga has become one of the world’s leading companies in copper solutions and copper recycling technology.

La Farga reinforces its international position and its development of technology sales by signing an agreement with the Italian company Danieli

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On May 31st of this year La Farga signed an agreement with Danieli, the Italian company that is a leader in the manufacture of equipment and plants for the ferrous metals industry, to reinforce one of the company’s strategic lines - the sale of technology. This alliance has been made possible thanks to La Farga’s 200 plus years of experience in the copper industry and its global positioning. To date La Farga has transferred its technology and knowledge to more than 30 plants worldwide.

Inka Guixà, appointed Chief Executive of La Farga

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On Friday March 24th Inka Guixà Fisas was appointed as new Chief Executive of La Farga. As of this appointment, Inka Guixà becomes the organisation’s top executive, while Oriol Guixà continues in his post as Chairman and CEO at the head of the property interests and of the different stakeholders.

La Farga opens a route to Israel

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The forge has been assigned to provide the catenary conductors for one of the largest railway electrification projects in Israel. The project, led by the ACS Group's industrial subsidiary SEMI, consists of 1,080 km of railway electrification and 14 substations from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. La Farga will supply the copper conductors, mainly alloys, which will be installed in the catenary, and the material will be delivered over the next 5 years.

La Farga opens a route to India

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This week La Farga has signed an accord with ALSTOM for one of the most important railway electrification projects in India. The project, which is part of the EASTERN DEDICATED FREIGHT CORRIDOR, is 343 km of double-track railway electrification from Bhaupur to Khurja. La Farga will supply the copper conductors, mainly alloys, which will be installed in the catenary.

Vicenç Fisas Comella is standing down as chairman of the company after 35 years leading the family copper business

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Vicenç Fisas Comella is leaving the position of Chairman of La Farga after 35 years at the helm, and having re-founded the company in 1980. Last Friday, October 30th, he chaired the Board of Directors for the last time and bade an emotional farewell to all of its members. This was followed by an act at the Copper Museum with all the partners and representatives of the executive employees to commemorate the 35 years that Mr Fisas has devoted to writing the history of La Farga.

La Farga doubles its productive capacity on railway electrification

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La Farga has been awarded three of the most relevant high-speed railway sector projects to be implemented during 2014-2015; Haramain High Speed Mecca-Medina (Saudi Arabia), Ligne Grand Vitese Tours-Bordeaux (France) and railway line connecting Metz, in the French Alsace region, and Strasboug. All requiring products of high technological content and a total installation of 1,100 km.  

La Farga joins two continents under the sea

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The underwater rail link joining East and West, with La Farga rail technology

La Farga is supplying the cables for the railway electrification of the Marmaray project, a new 76 km rail link between Halkali and Gebze (Turkey). Part of the new rail link is above ground, while the other part consists of tunnels underneath the Istanbul Strait. This revolutionary railway project is already up and running.

La Farga remains fully committed to awarding grants: 28 grants for advanced studies and Christmas workshops

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On Monday La Farga handed over grants for advanced studies and Christmas workshops to workers and children of workers of La Farga, along with residents of Les Masies de Voltregà. The foundation has awarded 28 grants worth almost €22,000 in total, continuing the commitment that it undertook six years ago, awarding over 200 grants over the course of this period.

This Tuesday 18th December, La Farga Group was awarded with the Antoni Caparrós award from the University of Barcelona and Fundació Bosch i Gimpera for the best business project in knowledge transfer and technology

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Since 1996 La Farga Group has remained in collaboration with the Material Process Design and Optimisation Centre (DIOPMA) at the UB. This continued work has led to the development of new copper alloys for railway electrification and innovation of their production process. The transfer of technology and knowledge from both parties has been instrumental in positioning the metallurgy company at the forefront of its sector.

La Farga Lacambra presents its new rail products this week at the Berlin InnoTrans Trade Fair. (2)

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La Farga Lacambra, a leading company in railway technology in the Spanish market, was present at the Innotrans Trade Fair held in Berlin on 21st to 24th September at, unveiling its new high-performance products. These include EVELEC, a material based on microalloys that improves wear resistance by between 30 and 50% in comparison with the products used on conventional lines.

La Farga Group is launched in the United States with a copper rod new production plant equipped with recycling technology

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La Farga Group, a family-run holding company producing semi-finished copper products, started production on 10th July at its new plant in the U.S. in which it has invested $44 million. The new plant, called SDI La Farga, is equipped with technology patented by the Catalan holding company and manufactures copper rod from recycled materials to meet the needs of cable manufacturers for the Americas.

La Farga Lacambra presents its high-performance copper rail products at the Berlin InnoTrans Trade Fair

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La Farga Lacambra (LFL), a leading company in railway technology in the Spanish market, was present at the Innotrans Trade Fair held in Berlin on 18th to 21st September at, showing its new copper products and its high-performance alloys. These include EVELEC, a material based on microalloys that improves wear resistance by between 30 and 50% in comparison with conventional contact wire.

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Copper is a metal that has been used throughout history because of its colour, properties, benefits and prestige as a metal. As a result, copper remains very present in our daily lives: in car engines, mobile phones, railway lines, piping in the home, watches, canned food and a host of other everyday items.

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La Farga Tub, a copper pipe manufacturer in Spain, presented its ecopperclean copper pipes at the Milan Expocomfort Trade Fair: 100% recyclable copper pipes with antibacterial properties.

The SNCF choose La Farga Lacambra as its supplier of railway equipment for the next 4 years

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La Farga Lacambra has announced that the full range of rail products it manufactures have been rated by the SNCF.

La Farga Lacambra (LFL), a leading company in railway technology, is to manufacture a significant tonnage of railway material over the next four years to supply the new works of the French National Railways (SNCF). It is to provide railway material from its entire existing range: CuETP, CuSn, CuMg and CuAg.

La Farga Lacambra presents its new railway products at the Innotrans Fair in Berlin this week.

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La Farga Lacambra, a leading railway technology company in the Spanish market, is at the Innotrans Fair in Berlin from 21st to 24th September, where it is presenting its new high-technology products. One of the standout products is EVELEC, a material which, thanks to its micro-alloy technology, improves resistance to wear and tear by between 30% and 50% in respect of the products typically used on conventional lines.

Copper Museum, a live rail experience

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In 2008 and on the occasion of its bicentennary, La Farga Group refurbished an old 20th century house in Masies of Voltregà and transformed it into what is now the Copper Museum. The world's first museum on this subject that offers a view of copper from a technical, scientific and experiential standpoint (with a visit to the La Farga Lacambra production plant).


La Farga Group creates La Farga Ganzhou in China

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La Farga Group has expanded its area of action and, with two local partners, has created a new production plant in China exclusively for railway products for the Asian market. This new plant is to manufacture copper products and alloys for the railway sector and seeks to be able to meet the emerging needs of this sector in the Chinese market.

La Farga Group present at the BMW Initiatives PEZ DE PLATA exhibition in Barcelona

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La Farga Group has been selected by BMW to take part in one of its Pez de Plata initiatives in Barcelona. The book, published by BMW initiative, reflects the concerns of the city to address social and environmental challenges through 24 proposals for a better Barcelona. Along these lines, La Farga Group has collaborated with the publishing of this book, providing the knowledge and the know-how of the copper recycling process.

La Farga Group, awarded twofold

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On Tuesday 15th November, La Farga Foundation is to be rewarded as the winner of the Bonaplata award in the category Special Heritage Category.

It is also to be presented this coming Monday 14th December with the 30th Guillem Català dels Enginyers award.

Copper Museum, a reference in Catalonia

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Over recent years, copper has become an essential metal. Thanks to its antimicrobial properties, copper is used in different areas that traditionally corresponded to other metals. To this end, in order to inform of the use of copper in all the civilisations throughout history, the La Farga Foundation created the Copper Museum (MCU) in 2008, located in an old 20th Century house in Les Masies de Voltregà.

World rail transport with Catalan technology

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Catalan railway technology is being used in many rail projects worldwide. This summer, a U.S. delegation led by the Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs, Dana Gresham, came to visit the Spanish railway facilities and many underground rail, tram, high speed and conventional lines already use rail technology from the only national manufacturer, La Farga Lacambra SAU.