Background

 

1954 IEMESA, Industria de Encajes Mecánicos S.A., is established as a bobbin lace manufacturing company by Buenaventura Martí Comas

1960 With a fleet of 150 machines and a country-wide distribution network, IEMESA is consolidated as Spanish market leader

1967 The second generation of the Martí family take on the company’s management

1969 The first lace-separating machine using heat is developed and patented

1970 First exports to Europe, USA and South Africa

1974 IEMESA patents the first electronic machine for bobbin lace in the world, as well as its own design software, later distributed by Krenzler (Wuppertal, Germany), world leading manufacturers of machinery for bobbin lace


 

1978 An electronically-controlled machine for Jacquard cards automatic punching is developed

1990 With a fleet of 240 machines, IEMESA becomes a market leader in Europe

1995 ENMARGA, a manufacturing and distribution subsidiary, is established in Santiago de Chile to supply the South American market

1999 The first bobbin lace collection for lingerie is released

2000 MESMONTE is established in Oporto to supply the Portuguese market

2004 The third generation of the Martí family joins the company’s management team

2008 Exports exceed 50% of turnover