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Since its foundation in 1963, Bernardo Ecenarro, S.A. has specialised in the production of both Paintsand High Performance Coatings for Industry, Industrial Vehicles and Car Refinishing.

With more than 49 years of unparalelled growth under its belt, BESA has evolved into one of Europe's principal paint producers of Industrial Paint Mixing Systems and Paints for both Car Refinishing and Industry thanks to the technical know how of the R&D facility and drive of the sales Department both at home and abroad.

The new facilities have a built area of 20.000 m2, divided into a production area of 10.000 m2 with state-of-the-art machinery, a completely automatic warehouse with 7.200 m2, a modern and fully-equipped training center of 500 m2 and a raw material warehouse of 2.200 m2.

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Our character is marked by a basic premise: always move forward and look to the future, with a keen commitment to our customers, suppliers and employees and finding the best possible solution to deliver the best possible results.

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The intelligent warehouse of finished product has allowed BESA to improve the efficiency and productivity of its internal logistics, speeding up the preparation of orders. Thanks to this we are able to offer a very agile delivery service, minimizing errors in picking.

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From Bernardo Ecenarro to Besa

A history based on a single concept: evolution.

A project that grows stronger as time passes by adding prestige, quality and trust to the brand name.

A new stage is about to begin in which the brand's growth and evolution go hand in hand with the consolidation of its philosophy and values. A philosophy based on a set of principles that reinforce and define the brand's character.

Bernardo Ecenarro evolves but its essence remains the same. We grow to be closer and better, to strengthen our commitment and guarantee the best results. For some time now, internationalisation and expansion lead the way.

Bernardo Ecenarro S.A. is now BESA.

A unique name, simple yet bold, with its own personality and thrust.

A name of our own, which is part of the company's history.

A strong, powerful, memorable name.

A name that stands for everything we have built over the years.

A name that brings us to the place where we need to be to keep growing.

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  • BESA History

As far as the solution will take us

The power that gave birth to this project is still here, shaping our character. It is this very passion that motivates us and makes us want to give it our best, the passion that drives us forward.

  • 1963

    Bernardo Ecenarro opens the first paint warehouse in Elgoibar for distribution throughout the Basque Country.

  • 1974

    Bernardo Ecenarro begins manufacturing solvents.

  • 1975

    A company is incorporated under the name Bernardo Ecenarro, S.A.

  • 1978

    The company grows and begins to manufacture industrial and automotive paints.

  • 1980

    The company begins Spain-wide distribution.

  • 1985

    The industrial paint manufacturer Artiach is incorporated into the company.

  • 1992

    BESA launches the universal tinting system, known as URKI-SYSTEM.

  • 1993

    The company crosses borders. France and Portugal are the first countries outside Spain to offer our products.

  • 1995

    Bernardo Ecenarro freshens up its image and changes its logo.

  • 1996

    Our products are awarded ISO 9001 certification. The company participates for the first time in the Frankfurt international trade show.

  • 1998

    New logistics warehouse. First paint company in Spain to have a fully automated warehouse.

  • 1999

    Yet another year, the company is awarded ISO 14001 certification.

  • 2000

    The first line of water based industrial paints is launched.

  • 2001

    A company is created for the distribution of products in Canada and the USA.

  • 2002

    A new line of non-paint auto body refinish products is presented in Germany at Automechanika.

  • 2005

    BESA ITALIA is born.

  • 2008

    The company continues to grow and BESA FRANCE is born.

  • 2009

    First steps toward the new manufacturing facility in Azkoitia.

  • 2010

    The company reports 40% of total production in exports.

  • 2011

    The company renews its image and begins the construction of its new plant this year.

  • 2012

    Update in the corporate image. Branding it under the name BESA, we update all corporate items.

  • 2014

    New location