|Some of our Orbea bikes|
Orbea is a basque brand. Was created in 1840! A history of over 175 years.
At the end of the civil war, Orbea was producing over 50,000 bikes per year, but by middle sixties demand of bicycles went down. In 1969, with 1.500 workers, the factory gets the lowest point and is about to close. The only way of surviving was creating a Cooperative, so the workers could keep the factory... and their jobs.
|Perico Delgado, the legend|
Nowadays Orbea has three factories, the main one in Mallabia (Basque Country) with 180 workers, another one in Portugal and third one in China, both with 50 workers. Factory in China is selling to growing american and asian market.
In Montefusco Cycling we like Orbea bikes and many of our rental bikes are bought to this factory. Orbea, we trust.