GUIL celebrate their 40th Birthday
JANUARY 28, 2023
The Spanish company GUIL is celebrating a very special year. Having worked since 1983 in the metal sector, the Valencian factory has stood out in the production of lifting devices for 40 years.
40 years full of effort, dedication and determination, which have taken the company from being a small workshop in the heart of the city of Valencia to being a well-known figure in the industrial sector the world over.
GUIL was born as a family company in 1983, the result of the vision and entrepreneurship of Eduardo Hinarejos, the company CEO, sowing the seed of the current group. By the end of the 1980s, GUIL already stood out with the first supports and lifting devices manufactured in Spain, seeking perfection in all its products.
The 1990s were years of expansion: the great demand for GUIL’s products meant that very soon the company moved to a new industrial estate, its current headquarters. GUIL adopted the form of a group, with divisions devoted to different markets: material lifters aimed at the industrial world (sectors such as construction, air-conditioning, sun-roofs and pergolas, and glass) and products for the events industry, manufacturing staging equipment, sound and lighting towers, and truss structures and rigging.
With the new century after the year 2000, the company made great advances. This period produced many new product launches in all the divisions, with the GUIL team taking on new engineers, and specialists in technology and marketing, who form part of the GUIL family and project, feeling the same commitment.
A few years later, as part of its natural evolution, GUIL reinforced its group identity and launched a new company image. These years saw great technological evolution, with changes in marketing and international expansion.
At the same time, the company has continued to expand its installations: a new 3000m2 facility was recently opened, housing 4 production lines equipped with state-of-the-art machinery. At present, GUIL has almost 9000 m2 of installations. In 2020, the marketing department designed two different logos to identify each of the company’s divisions.
The two divisions are called “GUIL Event Industry Division” and “GUIL Material Lifters Division”.
GUIL is currently a market leader in design, production and distribution of a wide range of material lifters and accessories to lift and positioning of an infinite variety of materials. Since it was founded, GUIL has helped its customers to carry out their work and execute their projects on all five continents, expanding their distributor network and growing at a steady pace to propose solutions for the material lifting industry.
This anniversary simply reaffirms the values that have marked this Spanish company’s progress during these 40 years: a commitment to people, innovation and internationalisation, retaining the essential qualities of a family company and keeping their centre of operations in Valencia.
“40 years is a long time,” says Eduardo Hinarejos, “but it has gone by quickly, full of projects, innovative ideas, new lines of business, activities, trade fairs, collaborations and great friendships.”
This year, a lot of work and significant challenges await GUIL. The company’s present and future are structures built by everybody who has in some way supported this project along the way, partners in this shared adventure.
For this reason, GUIL has launched a new company image, integrating the 40th Anniversary in the company logo, and the claim “#MakeHistoryWithGUIL” on social media.
“Thank you for forming part of these 40 years of history, success, hopes, satisfaction in a job well done, many dreams fulfilled and so many others to be fulfilled,” adds Eduardo. “Here’s to many more years of collaboration.”
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