OUR MISSION


Respond to our customer’s requirements, employees and of the society in general. With this purpose, we develop a high technical capacity and a model of effective management that allows us to maintain a sustainable growth and commitment to our environment.

VALUES

The ethical and professional integrity of our internal and external relationships.

The commitment of the Organization to continuously improve our products.

Respect and endorsement of the principles of the work’s right and the environment in accordance with the United Nations Global Pact.

OBJECTIVES

Satisfy the expectations of our customers through the quality of the management and the implication of all the Organization.

Growth, expansion and efficiency to accompany our customers and provide them with the best product in our continuous efforts to generate value for the shareholders.

ACTION PLAN

Improvement and innovation of the production to rise to competitiveness.

Prevention to avoid work and environmental risks.

Implication of all the members of Grupo Copo in the research and achievement of the objectives.

Coordination of all the productive and management processes to gain in efficiency.

Fulfillment of the legal obligations where Copo is implanted, both nationally and internationally.

HISTORY

  • 1969

    Fundation

    Espumaciones Industrial Roday, S.L. began its activity with the installation of a continual block polyurethane foam, located in Mos, in the industrial area of Vigo (Spain).

  • 1972

    Incursion into the automobile industry

    Formation of COPO Ibérica, first company of the group that supplies components for the car industry, in the activity of foam molding to supply car seats fillings.

  • 1990

    Componentes de Vehículos de Galicia begins its business activity. Manufacture of molded and soundproof car carpets.

  • 1992

    Agreement with Fehrer and establishment of Copo Fehrer in Fuentes de Ebro (Zaragoza).

  • 1996

    Flexipol, the Portuguese manufacturer of continual block foam, joins Copo.

  • 1997

    Establishment of Copo Fehrer in Brazil, the first company of Grupo Copo in South America.

  • 1998

    A group of financial institutions led by Caixanova acquires 25% of the share capital of Grupo Copo de Inversiones.

    Dujo Copo, the first company of the group in Cuba, begins its activity.

  • 1999

    Establishment of Copo Thierry Brazil and Copo Thierry Portugal focused on fabrics.

  • 2000

    Grupo Copo is reorganized into four Business areas:  Foams, Home Foams, Fabrics and Coverings.

    Research and development activities are separated from the holding company, Grupo Copo de Inversiones, and the Centro Tecnológico de Grupo Copo, S.L. is created.

  • 2001

    Constitution of Dujo Copo Flex in Havana (Cuba).

    Michel Thierry Iberica, a society in which Grupo Copo participates, is created.

  • 2002

    Copo Fehrer Barcelona is established.

    Establishment of Copo USA Inc., the group’s first company in the USA.

  • 2005

    Flexipol assumes full manufacture of Copo Group’s block foam in the Iberian Peninsula.

  • 2006

    Sale of assets of Copo Eagle and Copo USA to Faurecia.

    Restructuration of Copo Fehrer Barcelona.

    Sodiga becomes shareholder of Grupo Copo de Inversiones.

  • 2007

    Grupo Copo acquires 100% of Copo Textile Portugal and Copo Textile Brazil.

  • 2010

    Grupo Copo acquires 100% of the capital of Copo Fehrer Brazil and Copo Zaragoza.

  • 2013

    The Group is reorganized into five business areas: R&D, EPP-Foams-, Blocks, Fabrics and Interiors.

  • 2014

    Plant in Mexico in the area of textiles.

    Commercial and textile design office in Germany.

  • 2015

    Copo settles in Pilsen (Czech Republic) to manufacture EPPs.

OUR FIGURES

CONSOLIDATED BUSINESS

Evolution in thousands of €

2016*

129.290

2015

144.602

2014

126.402

STAFF

Average of number of employees consolidated

2016*

677

2015

786

2014

768

(*) Changes in the consolidation perimeter

CUSTOMERS

We work and participate in projects with customers and manufacturers

OEMS

  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Citroen
  • Fiat
  • Flex
  • Ford
  • Honda
  • Hyundai
  • Man
  • Mercedes
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Opel
  • Peugeot
  • Renault
  • Seat
  • Skoda
  • Toyota
  • Volskwagen

TIER1

  • Grupo Antolin
  • Bos
  • Esteban
  • Faurecia
  • Fehrer
  • IAC
  • Industrialesud
  • Johnson Controls
  • Lear Corporation
  • Prevent
  • StrahleHess
  • Webasto

PROJECTS AND PARTNERSHIPS

DESPEGA

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Copo Group, is involved in the project DESPEGA through its companies Copo Group Technology Centre and Copo Ibérica, S.A. This project is sponsored by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, the Centre for Industrial Technological Development and the European Regional Development Fund.

LIGNO SPREAD – INTERCONNECTA 2015

Copo Group, is involved in the project LIGNO SPREAD through its company Copo Group Technology Centre; this project is part of the FEDER INTERCONNECTA 2015 and is supported by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.

ADVANSEAT – CDTI-CIEN

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Copo Group, is involved in the project ADVANSEAT through its company Copo Ibérica, S.A. This project is part of the CDTI’s (Centre for Technological Development) CIEN Strategic Plan and with support from the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.

LASMEC – RETOS COLABORACIÓN 2015

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Copo Group, through its company Copo Group Technology Centre, is part of the LASMEC project, which is supported by Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the RETOS COLABORACIÓN 2015 programme of the Spanish’s Programme of Scientific, Technical and Innovation research 2013-2016.

INEGA

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Copo Group, through its company Componentes de Vehículos de Galicia S.A., has been granted by Inega, the subsidy of the Instituto Enerxético de Galicia to projects of Savings and Efficiency in the industry and services of the year 2017.

Copo Group, through its company Componentes de Vehículos de Galicia S.A., has been granted by Inega, the subsidy of the Instituto Enerxético de Galicia to projects of Savings and Efficiency in the industry and services of the year 2016.

Copo Group, through its company Copo Galicia S.L., has been granted by Inega, the subsidy of the Instituto Enerxético de Galicia to projects of Savings and Efficiency in the industry and services of the year 2016.

ROBERTO

ROBERTOwill develop an industrial robotic system that will allow the safe use of industrial robots – ITC -20161153.

Framed in the INNTERCONECTA 2016 Program, the project consortium is led by DGH Ingeniería (the first Spanish company to implement a system based on automotive collaborative robotics in Spain), and complemented by ONTECH (a technology company specialized in the development of I3TE (a company with extensive experience in the development of industrial electronics for locating and predicting movements), ITERA (a technology-based company that develops multifunctional tools), GRUPO COPO (a company specialized in the manufacture of foams and fabrics for seats inside of the automobile sector) and IZMAR (company specialized in metal transformation for various industrial sectors).

This group of companies has the collaboration of AIMEN Centro Tecnológico.

The ROBERTO project combines state-of-the-art technology to create an integrated system that allows the safe use of industrial robots (high load capacity) in shared working environments without fencing.

PARTNERS

ontech     izmar    iterat   ing_ind

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FINANCING

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DIGI4AUT

DIGI4AUT

DIGI4AUT: Digitalisation of automotive foam manufacturing processes.

The new DIGI4AUT project between the Copo Group’s Technological Centre, COPO Business Group and AIMEN Technological Centre arises due to the need to commercialize a wide range of customizable products, contemplating a multitude of combinations in assembly and requiring the development of new strategies. The new advanced factory concept enables an efficient, agile and flexible manufacturing model adapted to vehicle interior components.

DIGI4AUT will focus on digitilizing the manufacturing process as a platform to implement an Advanced Factory 4.0 model, proposing the development of technologies that connect the physical and digital world with the following characteristics: Connectivity: acquisition of all relevant system information; Digitalization: generating a digital twin of the real plant; Reconfigurability: implementing machines, cells and plants reconfigurable and Cognitive: implementing the Cognitive Factory, where machines and processes are readjusted due to manufacturing variations.

DIGI4AUT is te result of the union between COPO Group and AIMEN, by continuing the work developed in the NEWFOAM and HIGHPPE projects, demonstrating the high capacity of collaboration between technology center and company. DIGI4AUT will complement these projects by focusing on digitilizing manufacturing as a platform that in a flexible and efficient way, addresses the manufacture of higher performance foams.

 

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