Integrated fluid automation solutions




Through the collaboration of leading academic institutions and industry leaders, such as the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Tecnalia and the support of Nippon Gases, innovative tests have been carried out under the HAZITEK BERMEK project, which have yielded extraordinary results.

In these tests, the revolutionary BeCold System has been used together with CryoMQL technology for milling stainless steel. The results obtained have been a resounding success, marking a significant breakthrough in the industry.

This effective collaboration between academia and industry is a testament to our commitment to innovation and technological development.

We are proud to be part of this exciting project and to witness the excellent results that have been achieved.




On 21 November 2023, the Royal Academy of Engineering awarded the outstanding Juan López de Peñalver Prize to Amaia Calleja Ochoa, Industrial Mechanical Engineer at the University of the Basque Country and current full professor at the same institution. This prestigious award, intended for people under the age of 40 who have excelled in Spanish engineering, celebrates the work of Amaia and her team at the Aeronautical Advanced Manufacturing Centre.

Amaia Calleja Ochoa headed the group made up of engineers Haizea González and Izaro Ayesta, as well as engineers Adrián Rodríguez and Octavio Pereira. Their contribution focuses on the development of an innovative cryogenic cooling technology with recycled CO2, used as a cutting fluid in machining processes. This breakthrough, known as BeCold, has managed to replace polluting cutting oils, generating improvements in both productivity and the environment.

Amaia Calleja Ochoa expressed her gratitude to HRE for trusting in the product, highlighting the patent and the team’s research dedication over the years. The BeCold technology has been successfully industrialised and marketed in countries such as Japan, Poland and Canada, demonstrating the commitment of Amaia and her team to innovation and sustainability in engineering.


Sustainable Success in Aeronautical Manufacturing

At the recent 19th edition of the Global Conference for Sustainable Manufacturing, the Centre for Advanced Aeronautical Manufacturing (CFAA) presented the results of its pioneering research focused on the eco-sustainable improvement of super duplex stainless steel turning. The key to this breakthrough lies in the application of the CRYOMQL technique.


The findings revealed that the CRYOMQL technique not only optimises the turning process, but also significantly extends the service life of the tool used. This extension in tool efficiency leads to an overall improvement in the sustainability of the manufacturing process, highlighting a further step towards more environmentally friendly practices.


The achievement of the CFAA not only has positive implications for the aerospace industry, but also demonstrates how the implementation of sustainable technologies can effectively reduce the environmental impact of manufacturing, while promoting efficiency and product quality.


In this context, HRE Automation is proud to contribute to this revolution in sustainable manufacturing. By supplying specialised BeCold Cryogenic Machining equipment, HRE Automation positions itself as a key partner in the adoption of advanced and environmentally friendly technologies.


If you would like to find out more about how you can integrate Cryogenic Machining into your manufacturing processes, please contact us at



As it could not be otherwise, this year we have also been present in the different activities for the commemoration of World Energy Saving Day, which was celebrated on 21 October 2023.

In line with the values of HRE Automation, Circular Economy and Green Design and Manufacturing, and thanks among other applications to the implementation of our energy efficiency system, we have continued to make progress in reducing the carbon footprint and electricity consumption of our customers by between 35% and 50%.

Having started the different programmes in 2016 and to date, we have managed to save a total of 5.84 GW/h, which is the same as 5,840,000 KW/h for our customers. This means that more than 2,700 tonnes of CO₂ have been saved from being emitted into the atmosphere.

This value is equivalent to the planting of 16,225 trees, which would be necessary to absorb the carbon dioxide saved by our processes. With a standard density of 200 trees per hectare, we save the space that would occupy more than 81 hectares, which is 810,000 m².

Looking at it another way, now that olive oil is almost prohibitively expensive:

If we consider that one hectare of olive tree cultivation yields about 5,000 kg of olives, with these 81 hectares saved we could obtain about 405,000 kg of olives, which would be equivalent to about 81,000 L of EVOO. The equivalent of the annual oil consumption of 12,000 people. Surprised?


Energy saving solutions in hydraulic systems



At HRE, we renew our commitment to the constant pursuit of excellence, marking our sixth uninterrupted year dedicated to quality. On this occasion, we are celebrating the renewal of the SGI quality certification for the second consecutive year ISO9001, ISO14001 for the environment and ISO45001 for Health and Safety at Work.

The achievement of this triple certification fills us with satisfaction, as we not only believe in it, but it also drives us to continuously improve our efficiency. This achievement allows us to systematise our operations and foster team growth in a safe and sustainable environment.

We consider it essential to build our customers’ trust by understanding their needs and expectations. We seek to establish effective communication channels, engage, motivate and train our staff in pursuit of excellence and continuous improvement. In addition, we strive to protect the environment, reduce our environmental impact and provide safe and healthy working conditions.

We are dedicated to improving these aspects every day, as we recognise that the value we offer our customers goes beyond simply being a product. We thank all those who contribute to making this achievement possible.


In HRE Automation we are participating along with other companies in the Basque Country, in the “Lan Mentoring” initiative of Lanbide in collaboration with the Basque Innovation Agency to work on generational change.

This initiative is part of our strategic challenge of sustained generational change and knowledge transfer.

To encourage and inspire other companies that are going through this process, we have recorded these sessions:



From HRE Automation we want to show you a summary of the best of 2022, before entering 2023… because we are everything we have been and what is yet to come.

Thank you all for being part of this!




At HRE Automation we bid farewell to this special 40th anniversary year with this journey through what we were, what we are and what we will be.

THANK YOU to all the team that has contributed and made it possible. tribe and external collaborators.

THANK YOU to all our customers and suppliers who trust in our project; because they help us to understand the market, to look for solutions and to develop new products and services.


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For another year, we could not miss World Energy Saving Day, which was celebrated on October 21, 2022.


In line with HRE Automation’s values, thanks to our energy efficiency system, we have reduced our customers’ carbon footprint and electricity consumption by 35% to 50%.


If we translate this, we can say that since 2016 our customers have saved 4.66 GW/h, that is 4,660,000 KW/h and 2,155 Tn of CO2 emissions have been stopped.


This is equivalent to planting the 12,950 trees needed to absorb the carbon dioxide saved.


Perhaps we can see it more clearly if we say that :

If 200 trees fit in one hectare, we would be saving the space of 130 soccer fields, 520 Olympic swimming pools or 820 handball fields.


Seeing this data further motivates us to continue our commitment to sustainability and the environment. ▶



From September 24 to October 2, as part of the Asteklima, Euskadi Climate and Energy Week in Vitoria Gasteiz, the exhibition “Zirkularrak – Circulares” was held at the Europe Congress Center.

Organized by Ihobe, the Basque Government’s Public Company for Environmental Management, it included guided tours showing the value chains present in the Basque Country in more than 140 products from a wide range of sectors.

HRE Automation contributed to this initiative by exhibiting our BeCold Cryogenic Machining equipment.

Our commitment to the circular economy and the environment means that among our products and services we can offer:

  • Retrofitting: Refurbishment of existing machines already in production at our customer’s premises.
    • We achieve energy efficiency and a lower impact on carbon footprint.
    • Achievements from 2016 to date: Total savings of 4 million kW/hour or 1,700 tons of CO2.
  • Water Hydraulics: Replacing oil as the traditional fluid with water.
    • Sector: Food, desalination, offshore or nautical.
    • Achievements: Minimization of costs and reduction of pollution risk.

We leave you a short video where Iñaki Gutiérrez tells you a little more about our initiatives: ?