San Sebastián (Gipuzkoa), 11 de mayo de 2018
Miguel Lazpiur ha recibido hoy la insignia de oro de la Asociación Española de Fabricantes de Máquinas-herramienta (AFM) durante la Asamblea General celebrada hoy en el Parque Tecnológico de San Sebastián. Se trata del máximo galardón que otorga la organización, con 128 asociados del sector industrial.
El homenaje a Miguel Lazpiur reconoce toda su trayectoria profesional, que comenzó en 1960, cuando se incorporó a la empresa familiar, fundada por su abuelo a principios del siglo XX y que entonces regentaba su padre.
Como responsable en las últimas décadas de Lazpiur, junto con su hermano Agustín, ha convertido la compañía afincada en Bergara en un referente internacional en la fabricación de maquinaria (destinada sobre todo al sector de automoción) y de utillaje para forja.
Miguel Lazpiur ha liderado la innovación en su empresa, que posee una veintena de patentes (la primera la obtuvo en 1964) y tiene presencia en más de 25 países. También se ha implicado de forma activa en el tejido asociativo y empresarial vasco. Fue vicepresidente de la patronal guipuzcoana Adegi, además de presidir la Confebask entre 2005 y 2011, ocupar el cargo de vicepresidente de CEOE (2008-11). También pertenece a varios consejos de centros de innovación, ONGs…
“Un trabajo de equipo”
Miguel Lazpiur ha agradecido el premio a la dirección de AFM y lo ha recibido en nombre de todas las personas que, “comenzando por mi hermano Agustín” y siguiendo por el equipo de la empresa y todas aquellas personas que “dedican su vida al trabajo de construcción de maquinaria”. Y ha destacado a quienes se dedican a este sector porque “fabricar una maquina es una labor de creación” y porque requiere “un trabajo de equipo”.
El empresario guipuzcoano ha recordado con cariño sus estudios de formación profesional en el instituto Miguel Altuna de Bergara y ha resaltado la importancia del proceso de aprendizaje. También ha reconocido el valor del factor humano y el conocimiento adquirido por las personas, no solo de la tecnología. Durante su intervención ha subrayado algunas cosas que ha aprendido “que no estaban en los libros, como la humildad” o “saber escuchar” a los demás miembros del equipo.
Bergara (Gipuzkoa, Spain), 10th April 2018
Lazpiur will be present at the Wire Exhibition 2018 (stand E43 in Hall 15) from 16th to 20th of April, with its new and latest developments applied in its products, presenting a comprehensive family of machines for fasteners inspection, in addition to a wide range of forging tools. In Düsseldorf, the Spanish company will present the new evolution of its world-known BEGItech MRT screw inspection machine. In terms of tooling, the company provides both standard and wear tools.
Out of more than one thousand exhibitor companies at the Wire fair this year, there is but one that offers two lines of very different products (tools and inspection machines) which nonetheless share common factors: innovation, precision and quality.
Lazpiur will be showcasing a comprehensive range of fastener inspection machines and, as a test, will include their latest development at the fair: the newest BEGItech MRT machine, boasting an inspection system that can integrate in the same machine such different technologies as vision systems, photometric systems, eddy current systems, mechanical inspections…
Lazpiur exhibits in Hall 15, in a 65 square metre stand (E43). The company will demonstrate a leading position in the production of fastener inspection machines, with cutting edge technology: dimensional vision inspection, surface defect analysis with photometry, mechanical checks of mountabilty / go - no go, eddy current to check for cracks and/or verification of heat treatments... all of which is managed by one single software system which is applicable to the various types of machines. Lazpiur is in fact the only player in the market offering a comprehensive range of this type of machines, to cover the varying typology of parts with different inspection requirements.
Lazpiur is also a leading player in the forging tools sector. The century-old company presents its latest innovations in this field where it has to become an international benchmark. This will be the only company at the fair with such a wide range of products, as Lazpiur specialises in manufacturing both wear and standard tools.
The company has also broadened its range of cold forging products in recent months with new types of dies based on new technological developments. The benefits of this new technology include manufacturing cost savings, which can be of special interest in the automotive sector.
Wire, a leading fair
Wire is the leading fair for the wire and cable industry. This biennial event meet all the value chain. In 2016, there were 1,335 exhibitors from 53 different countries in 60,000 square metres and more than 38,000 visitors.
Bergara, Gipuzkoa, 22 November, 2017
The ‘Basque Industry 4.0. The meeting point 2017’ Congress gathered around 2.000 people from the business and technology sectors at San Sebastian’s Kursaal last 22th November. Among them, Miguel Lazpiur, who was invited as a speaker to present the company’s latest innovations applied to the automotive sector.
The day began with the institutional welcome from the Lehendakari, Iñigo Urkullu, and the conferences by the Regional Minister of Economic Development and Infrastructures of the Basque Government, Arantxa Tapia, and Krystyn Van Vliet, from MIT, on the consequences of digitalisation. The programme continued with the sectoral applications of industry 4.0 in four strategic areas: Machine tool, aeronautical, automotive and energy.
This sector represents around 80% of the company’s production. Miguel Lazpiur sent the message that Industry 4.0 is not only within the reach of large multinational companies but also of SMEs. And his company is an example of this.
“Industry 4.0 is the path to take and we SMEs cannot ignore this reality; we can do it too”, he said. More specifically, Lazpiur, a company that employs around one hundred people, is immersed in three of the five areas that make up Industry 4.0: Advanced manufacturing processes, virtual digital factory and customer-oriented manufacturing.
Lazpiur, with 103 years’ experience, has a strategic plan, launched in 2013, that focuses on Industry 4.0. They work on everything related to their products and the company’s manufacturing means. One of the most recent outstanding milestones is the company’s participation in a project with Fraunhofer, the main technology centre in Europe, located in Germany. It also frequently collaborates with other local platforms, such as IK.4.
The company from Bergara (Guipuzcoa) manufactures three types of machinery: For electronics, machines to inspect fastening elements and customised machines. They also manufacture precision tools for foundry. It is currently present in 25 countries.
Bergara (Gipuzkoa), 14 March, 2018
The Chinese market is becoming ever more significant, and this is also the case with the electronic sector. Accordingly, Lazpiur has decided to attend with a stand of its own at the Productronica China fair, which will take place from 14-16 March, in Shanghai.
The Basque company will attend in the light of being recognised as one of the major international benchmark electronic component insertion machine manufacturers. It will be located at stand E2.2600 where, amongst other aspects, the latest innovations and improvements applied to the extensive production LZ Insert machine will be showcased.
This machine which will be showcased in Shanghai is fully automatic, and equipped with three heads, making the insertion of three different components possible. Additionally, up to eight components can be inserted per second by means of the 2 by 2 insertion method; limited maintenance is required; and it is prepared to communicate with plant management systems, within the industry 4.0 philosophy.
Founded in 2002, under the umbrella of its “sister” fair in Munich (Germany), Productronica China plays host to the main manufacturers in the sector; namely the key players in the Asian Market. Lazpiur is one of these. Indeed, the company first attended with its own stand in 2008.
Last year's fair in Shanghai played host to over 68,000 visitors, with a total of 1,230 companies from 28 countries attending to showcase products.