PEOPLE, THE ENGINE OF MONDRAGON
WHAT IS mondragon?
People, work and cooperation. Three words for a group of independent cooperative businesses.
PEOPLE, COOPERATION AND COMPETITIVENESS
MONDRAGON is one of the largest business groups in Spain. In 2017, the group’s revenues totalled about €12,000 million, while its staff comprised 80.818 workers. The 266 companies and cooperatives in the MONDRAGON Group operate in such sectors as the manufacturing industry, finance, and retail, carrying out initiatives in the fields of knowledge, innovation, education and the promotion of new businesses.
MONDRAGON has more than 13,500 people working abroad in 7 delegations and 143 production subsidiaries. The group’s innovative drive is channelled into 15 technology centres and into the cooperatives themselves, participating in research and technology development projects at the national and international level.
humanity at work
The MONDRAGON cooperative model encourages people’s participation and involvement with company management, as well as profit sharing and company ownership. The focus on people, cooperation and inter-cooperative solidarity is captured in the group’s slogan, ‘Humanity at work’.
With LABORAL Kutxa and Lagun Aro as flagship companies, the financial area at MONDRAGON Corporationcomprises three distinct lines: banking, insurance and social security.
LABORAL Kutxa, a cooperative banking project, serves 1.2 million clients. Currently, it is one of the strongest financial institutions in Spain. Its network is comprised of 324 branches in a large number of Spanish cities. LABORAL Kutxa gives support to SMEs in industry, the agri-food sector and entrepreneurs.
Through Lagun Aro, moreover, it offers all kinds ofinsurance services for individuals, self-employed people and corporations.
LagunAro, EPSV manages a social security system of its own, including healthcare and pensions, among other services. Its financial activity is aimed at optimising the profitability of its equity funds to ensure the provision of services to members inthe future.
INDUSTRY GLOBAL PRESENCE AND INNOVACTIVE CHARACTER
The industrial area includes a wide variety of activities, producing goods and services in many different sectors: consumer goods, capital goods, industrial components, construction and business services.
One of the main characteristics of the MONDRAGON cooperatives in the industrial sector is their strong global presence. They have 143 production subsidiaries abroad, and their international sales account for more than 70% of total sales. What is more, the industrial cooperatives of MONDRAGON Corporation are always working to innovate and improve market competitiveness. This is done with the cooperation of R&D units and centres, and with Mondragon Unibertsitatea, the university associated to the Corporation.
RETAIL 1,651 STORES
GRUPO EROSKI is one of the leading retail groups in Spain, its network comprising more than 1.600 outlets. It operates mainly in the food sector, but it also has specialty stores in such sectors as beauty, sports, fuel, optics and travel.
Together with the French group Les Mousquetaires and Edeka, the largest supermarket corporation in Germany, Eroski is part of the Alidis alliance, today ranking as number three amongst European purchasing structures.
At the core of the group there is the Eroski cooperative, owned by workers and consumer members, who are part of its governing bodies. Eroski does intense social work, mainly through the Eroski Foundation, promoting healthy lifestyles, educating consumers, protecting the environment, and encouraging solidarity and other fundamental values.
ERKOP. In retail, MONDRAGON Corporation also includes the food group Erkop, whose activities revolve around catering, cleaning, husbandry and market gardening.
KNOWLEDGE A UNIVERSITY OF OUR OWN AND 15 R&D CENTRES
People’s training and education have always been part and parcel of the cooperative experience at MONDRAGON. In 1997, the Corporation established Mondragon Unibertsitatea. At present, the university has more than 4,600 students and campuses in Mondragon, Oñati, Eskoriatza, Markina, Goierri, Irun, Bilbao, Aretxabaleta and San Sebastián.
The learning offering of Mondragon Unibertsitatea includes undergraduate and graduate programmes (Master’s and PhD) in the fields of engineering, education, communications, business management, entrepreneurship and food science.
MONDRAGON has developed a comprehensive Innovation, Promotion and Knowledge system (M4FUTURE), which involves the cooperatives themselves, research centres, the university and the Corporate Promotion Centre.
FUTURE All our strategies are designed with people in mind, to improve their quality of life
MONDRAGON relies on a flexible, dynamic model. In line with the efforts to meet market needs and customer demands at all times, seven strategic areas have been identified for the future, and we are already working on them:
· Automotive sector · Capital goods and manufacturing · Energy, sustainability and smart cities · Home solutions · Infrastructure, construction and rehabilitation · Healthcare, ageing and wellbeing · Human capital development
All our strategies are designed with people in mind, to improve their quality of life.
MORE EFFICIENT, MORE COMFORTABLE AND SAFER VEHICLES
The automotive sector is already one of the group’s main business areas, but it needs to be under ongoing transformation and technological innovation to meet the demands of vehicle assemblers and end consumers.
In this sector, the future lies in more efficient, ore comfortable, safer vehicles. MONDRAGON is developing new parts and modules (powertrains, chassis, lightweight systems, electronics, finishes, anti-vibration devices, and so on), as well as manufacturing systems (pressing, die cutting, assembly lines for stamping, moulding equipment, casting tools and moulds).
CAPITAL GOODS AND MANUFACTURING
Industry 4.0 has to do with smart manufacturing plants, which are now a reality and require the best equipment.
MONDRAGON is working on the development of processes and devices for more efficient, safer, more sustainable, high-quality manufacturing, taking into account customer needs right from the start of the value chain. We design and manufacture machines, tools, control systems, logistics solutions and intelligent manufacturing systems.
ENERGY, SUSTAINABILITY AND SMART CITIES
Environmental awareness and the need for wise resource management have turned energy into both a priority and an opportunity.
In this field, MONDRAGON focuses on solutions for generating, storing and transporting energy, the intelligent administration and optimisation of resource consumption, and the development of value added applications for urban environments. MONDRAGON is involved in electromobility, water treatment, environmental rehabilitation and smart city projects, in several cases performing advisory roles for public administrations.
HEALTHCARE, AGEING AND WELLBEING
TARGET: QUALITY OF LIFE
MONDRAGON’s strategic activities in this area have a common denominator: people, their safety and wellbeing, along with improved quality of life. In an era that needs to cope with an ageing population, there is a lot to do to promote wellbeing.
MONDRAGON develops and supplies innovative medical, socio-medical and nutritional solutions and services.
INFRASTRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION AND REHABILITATION
SPACES TO LIVE IN
MONDRAGON’s areas of activity in this field include land planning, and the transformation and creation of spaces and infrastructure where people can live, learn, work, care for others, etc., integrating the most advanced equipment and solutions.
Our main lines of business are vertical transportation, parts and equipment, andengineering and architecture for territorial and urban development.
HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT
THE KEY LIES IN THE PEOPLE
MONDRAGON offers a wide variety of training and consulting options for personal development, talent activation, or the acquisition of managerial and entrepreneurial skills. Future training lines include employability, new people based business models, public-private cooperation in education (PPPs), and social entrepreneurship and cooperative development.
LEISURE AND COMFORT FOR PEOPLE
MONDRAGON creates solutions to help people enjoy a more comfortable, safer daily life in their homes. Our activity in this department focuses on home automation, home comfort…In sum, things that lead to a better life and more accessible homes.
ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE PRESIDENCY
- CHP Automotive
- CM Automotive
- Industrial Automation
- Vertical Transport
- Engineering and Services
- Machine Tools
- Industrial Systems
- Tooling and Systems