Company founded by Jaime Durán Vila. He was born in 1924, at the age of 16 he used to go around the streets buying second-hand materials to later resell them, starting on Etnna street in Poblenou in Barcelona. When he was only 20 years old, he got his first shop, in Pasaje Cusidó, with clients as important as the blast furnaces.
In those years he met Enriqueta, married at the age of 25, and soon after they had four children. Enriqueta was a great support for her husband. From the time they married, they worked together in the business. When he left to get new customers, she stayed behind to watch the store. They had the premises on the ground floor of the building and the living quarters upstairs.
When the business prospered, in 1965 Jaime acquired a new 8,000 m2 plot of land on the outskirts of Barcelona, in Cornellá de Llobregat, surrounded by countryside. It was not until the end of 1978 that the industrial estate began to be developed. The premises in Pasaje Cusidó became too small and they had to move to a larger one, which they found on Carrer Bac de Roda, also in Barcelona’s Poblenou district, measuring 1,500 m2. Antonio Romero, his son-in-law, started working in the company in 1981 and in 1992 he handed over the management of the company to him, who is now the third generation.
But every company needs to grow, expand and have more collection centres, which is why a new 10,000 m2 facility was opened in Vic.
He is remembered as an honest, ambitious, respectful, friendly man, he transmitted illusion, he was dedicated and fought completely for his family and business.
We are currently located in a 20,000 m2 plant in Sant Boi de Llobregat, unifying Bac de Roda and Cornellá de Llobregat. In this way we consolidate the effort and tenacity of Jaime Durán Vila, honouring his honesty, we continue providing services and advancing day by day as he instilled in us, with enthusiasm.