José Luis Martínez Costas, founder of Talleres Josmar, SL.
Orphan at the age of 7, when he came of age, he embarked on a fishing vessel of Pescanova (Vigo).
After a few years on board he discovers the importance of processing in the fishing industry.
With a brilliant mind and a restless and enterprising character, he decides to return to land to work in a company dedicated to the manufacture of machinery for fish, acquiring great knowledge that he will develop in the immediate future.
In 1976 the company Talleres Josmar, SL was established thanks to the entrepreneurial spirit of its founder, José Luis Martínez Costas.
At the beginning, it was dedicated exclusively to the repair of machinery for fish processing companies in the local area of Vigo.
In a short time, the company launched the production of this type of machinery with its own designs that revolutionized the sector at that time.
After years of specialization, growth and international expansion, it becomes the Josmar Group, with presence in the following strategic locations:
Talleres Josmar -Spain
Josmar Hispano-Argentina -Argentina
Josmar Namibia -Namibia
Today its machines are present on all five continents and have the prestige and recognition of thousands of satisfied customers.
In 1998, José Luis and his son, Luis Alejandro Martínez Montes, founded the company Ingeniería de Proyectos Marinos, S.L. (INPROMAR), specialized in the development of complete and integrated solutions for the fish processing industry, both in land-based plants and for the fishing fleet.
In a few years, the company’s activity is also extended to other sectors such as poultry, horticulture and fruit.
Today, its prestige is consolidated, and it has become one of the leading companies in the sector at an international level.
On April 11, 2011 José Luis Martinez Costas (Gondomar, 1942), founder of Talleres Josmar, S.L., passed away. His sons continued the ascent of their father.
Behind him he left a great legacy of experience, knowledge and love, which he transmitted to his next generation of children so that they could continue with the work he had started.
Since October 2018, the company has been designing and building part of its equipment in new facilities of 2,300 m2, strategically located near Vigo airport and the Autopista del Atlántico.
The expansion of these facilities provides the necessary capacity to respond to the market growth experienced in recent years, enabling the construction of larger machinery and the pre-assembly of complete processing lines.
This new building also has spacious offices in which to house the new team of engineers from the technical design department, the automation specialists who have recently joined the company, as well as the entire team of prescribing engineers who offer advisory services for all types of projects. As a result, JOSMAR®, guarantees the best quality, profitability, attention and service for its customers.
In October 2019, Luis Alejandro Martínez Montes, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Grupo Josmar and CEO of INPROMAR, S.L., grouped all the entities under one and the same brand, JOSMAR®.
A union of forces to cover the needs of the market, with innovative machinery and solutions that contribute to the growth and development of its customers.
JOSMAR®’s business culture is rooted in the principles of its founder: sincerity, honesty and simplicity in its dealings; as well as its proximity in the company’s commercial relationship with its customers. It continues to be based on establishing a fair and reliable commercial relationship, to satisfy the thousands of professionals who trust in its services and the quality of its wide range of products.