Our company stems from the determination of three friends: Jean Albert, Iñigo and Oscar, to give free rein to their ideas and to things their own way.
We’re the quickest way to find a seal: That is, an O-Ring, a Quad-Ring, Cord-Ring, V-Rings, U-Ring… This is because of our stock is one of the largest on the Iberian Peninsula, and because of our effectiveness, with guaranteed 24-hour delivery. But, we won’t lie, getting here wasn’t easy. It almost never is. The road that led us here is littered with the many sleepless hours and tons of effort we put in. Uncertainty, sharp and harrowing, was a constant companion on this road.
And now, on looking back, we find only good things sticking around, and we believe it was worth it. And we know that, even as we say this, the road isn’t over yet.
We still have a long way to go, all while offering our clients just what they need (the best O-Rings, for instance) in the shortest possible time.
But we have walked a good chunk of this road, and we want to share it with you, so you know us a little better.
JIOrings was founded in 2004, stemming from the determination of three friends to make a project come true, and to things their own way. The friends were Jean Albert, Iñigo and Oscar, from whose names the company’s name comes from (their initials), and O-rings. In the beginning, they had the help of Hidro Rubber Ibérica, S.A., from the Tecno-Invest group, which bought a 51% stake in the partnership.
The first two years, the three partners did a bit of everything on their own: sales, purchasing, warehousing and management. In 2006 they hired their first employee, Fernando, who would oversee the warehouse, and since then, a new member has been hired practically every year, until the current figure of twelve.
The year 2011 saw the highest growth for JIOrings. And in 2013, we unleashed our supportive spirit, one of the identifying traits of JIOrings, by supporting Born to Learn, Conenteo Haiztak Chess Club, Galdakao Boleibol Taldea, and our biker lsaak Rosillo. Before that, we had supported the AFIM foundation.
In that same year, arguably the single most important event since our inception happened: JIOrings and Hidro Rubber Ibérica split up. We founded JIOHOLDING, S.L., and bought a 51% stake on it, to make future cooperation possible.
In 2014, we decided to change our “look”. New corporate image (logo, website, office equipment, etc.) so we could attend “groomed” to our tenth anniversary celebration. Here you can see a few pictures of the party, and of the people of our small family. In 2014, we also made heavy investment in internationalization.
And on 2015 we have, for the first time ever, a Commercial in the north zone (up until then we had only tried on Catalonia and Andalucía), and we have been taking digital marketing and communications very seriously, which allows you to read this post right now.
We hope this has helped you get to know us a little better and that we can meet, and even work together in the near future.
Oh, and also check this video we made for our tenth anniversary, where our trajectory is very well described.
That ring has become the quintessential one, used in all kind of industrial sectors and in other ones as amazing as jewelry or optics.
It is the universal seal. The O-Ring is the simplest and most versatile of all the standard seals: thanks to its unsophisticated shape, its use has spread to all industries (taps, car industries, pipes, hydraulics, pneumatics, flanges, pumps…), which has enabled the development of efficient processes and large-scale outputs, and, as a consequence, it has lead to huge savings in terms of manufacturing costs.
But O-Rings are much more than that. Did you know that they are used in sectors such amazing as jewelry? Yes, as decorative patterns. And they are very popular as wristbands as well.
In the industrial field, the function of the O-Ring is to ensure the sealing of both gaseous and liquid fluids between removable parts. As you can easily imagine, this is critical in many applications. Its own energizing properties enable a great sealing capacity, which increases as the pressure raises in the system.
An anecdote that you may not know: in 1986, the NASA’s Space Shuttle Challenger was disintegrated a few seconds after it took off. Seemingly, some O-rings had been subjected to very cold temperatures but the raw material had been not correctly chosen.
If you want to know more about O-Rings, you can download our pdf by clicking here.
And if you want to purchase, this is the right place. We guarantee quickness, availability and advice. And express deliveries all over the world.
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On November, 14th, JIOrings celebrated its 10th anniversary. We’d just like to thank very much all the people who supported us and made our project come true.
We especially think about those who gave us the opportunity to start well: Fernando and Bego, Valentino, Arcadio, Sabino and the great staffs of Hidro Rubber Ibérica and Tecno-Invest. We do not want to forget Jon Angulo, who helped us to change our mind and teached us how to go our own way.
Eventually, many thanks to our clients and suppliers for their trust and support all over these years. Thanks to all of you, today, JIOrings keeps defending all the values we believe in: social responsibility, environmental respect and harmony between personal and professional life.
We expect you to be with us in ten years.
Thank you, gracias, eskerrik asko.
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