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  1. 1940

    The ARANIA company was founded in Biscay.

  2. 1971

    New plant in Amorebieta (Cold-rolling, Profiling and Welded Piping).

  3. 1977

    Piping activities started at the ARANIA premises in Amorebieta.

  4. 1991

    Establishment of AR Sistemas, specialists in the light shelving market.

  5. 1996

    AR joined the European DIY market.

  6. 1997

    ARATUBO was founded in Júndiz (Álava) as a company specialising in the manufacture of welded piping and the ARATUBO automatic warehouse was started up.

  7. 1998

    Picking shelves launch.

  8. 2000

    Full updating of the ARANIA premises in Amorebieta, which included the new cold-rolling mill and the inclusion of the 3rd piping line in Júndiz (ARATUBO).

  9. 2001

    Increase in ARATUBO·s storage capacity with a second automatic warehouse.

  10. 2002

    Palletisation racks launch.

  11. 2004

    Creation of Arestant in Tudela (Navarra) and the industrial storage systems business.

  12. 2005

    Beginning of the launch of new pipes with greater added value.

  13. 2006

    First implementation of sales offices abroad.

  14. 2007

    Start up of AR RACKING technology site in Zamudio (Biscay) with the first self-supporting automatic warehouse.

  15. 2007

    Incorporation in ARATUBO of a 4th piping line and a 3rd automatic storage.

  16. 2008

    Merger of Technometal s.r.o. (Slovakia) with AR SHELVING

  17. 2008

    Piping cut to measure and development of piping for automation in ARATUBO.

  18. 2008

    ARANIA acquired Laminación Vizcaya.

  19. 2009

    Establishment of AR Storage Solutions as a storage systems brand.

  20. 2010

    Increased premises and capacity of AR RACKING in Tudela.

  21. 2011

    Birth of the GRUPO ARANIA brand.

  22. 2015

    75th anniversary of the GRUPO ARANIA.

  23. 2016

    ARANIA New Ebner bell type annealing furnaces

  24. 2017

    AR SHELVING´s new development in Slovakia

  25. 2017

    ARATUBO expands its facilities

  26. 2017

    AR RACKING extends its production centre

  27. 2018

    New AR RACKING premises in Peru, Germany and Belgium

  28. 2018

    ARATUBO acquires a 3rd warehouse of 24,000m2

  29. 2019

    AR Racking and Mondragon Unibertsitatea make up the AR Lab focused on R+D

  30. 2019

    Arania unifies its two production centres

  31. 2020

    Grupo Arania is 80 years old.

  32. 2022

    Aratubo celebrates its 25th anniversary

  33. 2023

    Arania acquiers Lamincer Precision Steel

  34. 2023

    AR Racking strengthens its presence in North America: new US subsidiary and office in Charlotte (North Carolina)


The Grupo Arania's numbers are its best endorsement. 290,000 tonnes per year of processed steel (2022); sales presence in more than 65 countries, 80% export ratio and 1000 employees.

It is a European reference point in all its industrial activities.


The capacity of Arania to focus on its customers and assimilate its rolling and management procedures translates into complete reliability, maximum quality and solidity shown throughout the whole value chain.

Arania has become one of the main providers in the European automotive auxiliary sector, and offers its services to customers from multiple productive fields.

instalaciones arania

Cold-rolled products and steel strapping.

Capacity Arania+Lamincer: 160,000 tonnes per year.

Production Arania+Lamincer: 115,000 tonnes.

65% export.

2 production plants: Arania (Amorebieta) and Lamincer (Mungia).

35,000 m2 premises.

250 people.



More than just a factory of steel tubes.

Aratubo is a private company with over 45 years of experience manufacturing welded precision steel tubes. What makes us different is the people working in order to offer solutions, by adapting ourselves to the customers’ needs. In Aratubo we are committed to offer a global service, by delivering the end piece according to the requirements of every project.

Since 2009 we are global suppliers in the automotive industry and our present sales are over 23.000 tonnes. Diversification is a strategic feature in Aratubo. We are specialized in providing solutions to sectors such as: shopfitting, height adjustable desks, rollers, furniture… Exports is one of our distinguishing marks with 90% of our production towards exports and presence in more than 25 countries.

instalaciones aratubo

Precision welded steel tubes.

Capacity: +130,000 tonnes per year.

Production: 105,000 tonnes.

90% export.

1 production plant in Vitoria (Spain).

70,000 m2 premises.

190 people.



The leading position of AR Racking in the manufacture of Storage Systems allows it to have some previous knowledge of the intralogistic needs of their customers.

Thanks to its technology site in Zamudio and its synergy with the Arania Group companies, AR Racking has consolidated itself as the main supplier in the international market.

AR-RACKING facilities in Tudela

Industrial storage solutions.

Capacity: 100,000 tonnes per year.

Production: 70,000 tonnes.

70% export.

1 production plant in Tudela + Technology Site in Zamudio (Spain).

35,000 m2 premises.

318 people.



AR Shelving is the leader in the European sector of metal DIY shelving systems.

Its innovation capacity, service excellence and quality have made it the reference partner of the large chains in the sector.

instalaciones ar shelving

Storage solutions for home and businesses.

Capacity: 26,000 tonnes per year.

Production: 20,000 tonnes.

80% export.

2 production plants: AR Sistemas S.A. in Galdácano (Spain) + Technometal s.r.o. in Bytca (Slovakia).

25,000 m2 premises.

313 people.