The Tesol parent company, Tesol, was founded in the 80s as a supplier to the Spanish naval sector, which was in a full transformation process due to the incipient globalisation and to the need for a leap in competitiveness to avoid its collapse. The Tesol history is one of a company that maintains its prestige because it invests in human, technical and economic resources in anticipation of these changes being produced in the iron and steel industry.
Whenever a technological advance took place anywhere in the world, Tesol sent its technical personnel to acquire and import this knowledge in order to sell it to European industries. If a technical problem arose in industry that the main equipment brands could not solve, then the Group’s technological centre developed completely new equipment that multiplied the productive capacity and reduced both costs and accident rates.
As the naval sector naval changed, the Tesol offer expanded with new products and services. In the 90s, it moved forward to the future again with the introduction into Spain of the new welding systems, such as tubular wires and ceramic support, mounted at Tesol’s own installations in the city of Vigo.
Another advance in Group growth was the constitution of Formavigo, the subsidiary dedicated to professional welder training. Formavigo “exports” welders to various countries throughout the world and, in addition to learning the basic welding technique principles, are trained in the new technologies relating to automation and robotics, which today form an essential tool for increasing productivity as demanded by the global market.
One of the most representative moments in the Group’s development was the successful presentation of the first welding robot for large shipyards, which was delivered to the European industry in 2008. The Autocompat Tes-8 opened the door to new models that were increasingly more advanced and competitive, produced by the Tesol research team that has delivered specific equipment for the various iron and steel and welding sectors. Today, Tesol robots, such as the recently introduced TES11, are the focal point of attention at specialised shows, at which they capture the interest of the media and welding companies that were searching for faster, more efficient and safer automatic systems.
Currently, Tesol and its subsidiary companies find themselves in a full process of geographic expansion. It is already consolidated as a comprehensive service company providing comprehensive services relating to welding and operates in various European countries, to which it offers assessment and professional training services. This highlights the quality of our training staff at our teaching and practical work training centre. Along the same lines, Tesol has commenced its entry into the new emerging markets, among which is the Brazilian, where a significant technological demand has been produced in relation to offshore ship building.