MTE’s main plant is in Itziar, in the Spanish Basque country between Bilbao and San Sebastian, a region famous for its mechanical engineering tradition. It is a region that has always had extensive iron ore resources and hydro power capacity, which is why the metal working trade became stablished there back in medieval times, laying the foundations for the present-day tool making and mechanical engineering industry.
Over the decades and centuries this region has developed outstanding competence in the design and construction of high-precision machine tools. The fact that many of our competitors are also located here encourages us all to keep on achieving new levels of performance. The engineers and technicians at our plant make all the core components for the machines – from the machine bed to the milling heads, which we believe are the core competence and know-how in milling machines.
Since all structural components for the MTE machines are cast, we have a long-standing collaboration with a local foundry that specialises in machine tool engineering. It supplies us with highest quality cast components and makes an important contribution to the stability, dimensional accuracy and precision of our machines. The depth of production, from the machining of the rough cast to final assembly in-house, and our experienced employees’ high level of identification with the company, have ensured 20 years of very efficient production and assembly operations with first-rate technical and design quality.
The combinations of mechanical engineering tradition and commitment to innovation, of solid know-how and engaged employees, makes us an internationally respected partner for large floor type and bed type milling machines. This is clearly evident by the fact that we have built more than 1200 machines – and supplied around 700 of them to German customers.