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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.


#HRE #HRE2030 #40yearsmakingsolutions #muchomásquehidráulica




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: 🎬



At HRE Automation our purpose is to generate wealth and well-being in our environment, but in a certain way; and how could it be otherwise, we do it in a sustainable way.

We promote intra-entrepreneurship, eco-design, energy efficiency, renewables, clean technologies such as Becold, and we participate in events such as Asteklima, which reaffirms our conviction and commitment to good environmental practices.

The town councils of Debabarrena, together with DEBEGESA Debabarrena Development Agency, organized this event in which 13 companies signed the commitment.

If we achieve the signed goal, we will be reducing CO2 emissions by 2,139 tons.

Thank you all for participating!




Innobasque has published our BeCold project in the Bank of Practical Innovation Cases.

As is well known, coolant and cutting oil are two elements widely used in machining. These components also generate higher costs and have a negative impact on the environment, which is why it is essential to explore greener alternatives.

The main challenge is the adoption of an alternative lubrication and cooling system by the industry itself.


Why is BeCold a POTENTIAL case study in innovation?


Because it is a pioneering and unique solution in the market, an alternative lubrication and cooling system based on CO2 cryogenic gas.

Due to the high competitiveness present in the industrial field, the reduction of production costs and the use of technologies with a low environmental impact are essential for the development of new applications.

Do you want to know more about the case? You can see the case study here:




Interempresas has published an article about BeCold in the magazine “Industria Metalmecánica”. This system was developed by HRE Automation for the industrial environment in collaboration with the University of the Basque Country and Tecnalia. The work carried out has allowed the development of the BeCold technology that can use Co2 as a cutting fluid in combination with biodegradable oil particles such as CryoMQL.

Cryogenic refrigeration is an alternative way to the use of coolants as a cutting fluid that aims to achieve environmentally sustainable machining processes without affecting the competitiveness of the process.

Here is an extract so you can have a look at it:

“In these 10 years, the tests and advances with cryogenic cooling have been many and diverse with what step by step has been consolidating a technology capable of responding to various situations in order to integrate it into industrial environments, but how was this path?”


We are very grateful to Interempresas for giving visibility to this project which has taken so much effort and enthusiasm. After all these years, we have managed to launch a more sustainable alternative on the market which does not affect the machining processes.



It’s our anniversary! 

Those of you who follow us regularly know that at HRE we are committed to innovation as a principle, and this year could not be less.

We want to celebrate this journey with you, because 40 is worth it, because 40 years is the “new “30 and because we are working hard to offer you the best solutions. In these 40 years, we have become more professional, we have specialised, and we have matured like the good wine. Always with our sights set on HRE2030, offering unique solutions on the market, and with a vocation for customer service that goes beyond sales.

You know that change is a constant for us, and that is why we want to share with you our corporate identity.  Faithful to its origins, but with a return to simplicity, to what defines us, a change of image that helps us to outline where we want to go.

Thanks to all of you who have made it possible for us to be here 40 years later. 

Stay tuned, there’s a lot of news coming!!!






The SPRI Group has shared and supported our projects. On 23 December 2021, the SPRI Group published an article about HRE on its Basque company blog.


Through the BIDHKonexio programme, we are validating cryogenic and digital technology for eco-efficient processes, with the BeCold and Manex projects.


Below you can watch this video where you will find out who we are, our evolution, values, innovation, circular economy, HRE 2030, people… and everything that is to come this year!





21 organisations received the Basque Government’s awards for Advanced Management on 13 December, in an on-site Gala that was also broadcast via streaming.


The ceremony was attended by Arantxa Tapia, Minister of Economic Development, Sustainability and Environment, Jokin Bildarratz, Minister of Education, Gotzone Sagardui, Minister of Health, Pedro Azpiazu, Minister of Economy and Finance, and Bingen Zupiria, Minister of Culture and Language Policy, who presented the awards.


HRE was honoured to receive the diploma for advanced management. The aim of this award is to recognise those organisations which receive EUSKALIT’s external Contrast service and demonstrate their commitment to developing the elements that make up Advanced Management.