Who we are
We were formed in 1990 within the ULMA Group and since that time we have been growing, developing a wide range of products aimed at four market segments: Drainage Systems, Architectural Precast, External Wall System and Ventilated Facades.
We form part of ULMA Group one of the largest Business Groups in northern Spain with nearly 50 years of experience in the market and a clear commitment to Innovation, Employment and Added Value.
ULMA Group comprises 8 cooperative companies and its activity pivots around 8 strategic Business units: Architectural Solutions, Agricola, Forklift Trucks, Construction, Conveyor Components, Handling Systems, Packaging and Piping.
The ULMA Group forms part of the MONDRAGON Corporation the largest Cooperative Group in the world.
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Our large production capacity with a 12.000m2 plant enables us to meet the needs and demands of our customers.
Developing industrialised systems and innovative, prefabricated products with a view to cutting deadlines and construction costs, consuming less energy and promoting safety at work and the cooperation between our company and the agents involved in the construction process.
People are our main asset. This is why we promote motivating working environments which promote participation and the generation of new ideas by means of our Ongoing Improvement system.
Our qualified team, our technology and know-how gained from years of experience have helped us to open up to an ever more globalised world and commit to an internationalisation policy. We have branches in Portugal, France and Brazil with distributors in Italy, Malta, Cyprus, Poland, Norway, Romania, Dubai and Chile.
What is Polymer Concrete
Polymer concrete is a high-quality material comprising a selected combination of silica and quartz aggregates, bound by stable polyester resins. Worthy of special mention is its exceptional mechanical resistance (up to 4 times more resistant to compression than traditional concrete) allowing the production of light elements with reduced dimensions.
POLYMER CONCRETE BY ULMA
OUR EXPERIENCE BACKS US UP.
- Our material is unique:
- For our Know How.
- For our 20 years plus experience, using it and improving it.
- For our specific R&D.
- For the specific intrinsic attributes of our material.
- For our infrastructure, plant over 12,000m2 and 180 professionals.
- For our international presence in over 20 countries.
- For our adaptability to our customers' needs.
- For our service and close relationship with the client.
- For our quality backed up by Prestigious entities: TECNALIA, EDUARDO TORROJA CONSTRUCTION SCIENCES INSTITUTE.
- Because we are ULMA.
Thanks to its excellent mechanical properties, it allows parts with a finer profile to be made. Lightness which becomes savings by reducing the use of auxiliary means of transport to the works site and facilitating their installation at the site with unbeatable performance.
- DOES NOT ABSORB WATER
Its virtually zero percentage of water absorption, ensuring the watertightness of the parts.
- REMAINS UNCHANGED IN FREEZING AND THAWING CYCLES
Contrary to traditional materials, this one is not affected by freezing and thawing cycles, avoiding the appearance of fissures or cracks and keeping all its physical properties intact.
- RESISTANT TO SHOCK AND ABRASION
As Polymer Concrete is a compound material, this ensures the perfect upkeep of the surfaces without any perception of wear and tear owing to usage or the passage of time.
- Resistant to compression
Polymer concrete applied to prefabricated systems can withstand over 30.2 MPa of compressive strength, compared with the 7 MPa which traditional concrete can bear before breaking or cracking.
- Resistant to chemicals
Polymer Concrete has been shown to be one of the most resistant materials to any kind of chemical. And its components do not react on contact, avoiding product disaggregation or deformation.
- Abrasion wear and tear
The hardness of the silica aggregates ensures the good upkeep of those surfaces exposed to wheeled traffic owing to the polymer concrete's optimum resistance to abrasion.
- Ideal for fluid run-off
The polymeric nature of this material allows smooth surfaces with very low friction on prefabricated elements, thereby facilitating the rapid run-off of fluids and also offering a water absorption index which virtually non-existent, compared with 5-10% with traditional concrete.
Reusable, non-contaminating and chemically inert.
Thanks to their well-balanced composition of stable polyester resin and selected silica aggregates, ULMA Architectural Solutions prefabs are able to achieve first-rate physical-mechanical features as is backed up by the Quality Certificates issued by this prestigious Entity.
Sustainability and commitments
In order to shape the future, we need to look forward. Moving forward through knowledge and experimentation.
We are committed to recyclable, reusable, non-contaminating and chemically inert material. Optimum for restorations, being endowed with properties which extend the life of the building, promoting Sustainable Construction. The specific features of Polymer Concrete by ULMA, used in the manufacture of our parts, help to create Ecoefficient buildings.
We proactively drive forwardinnovation as the sole way of ensuring the future. It is a strategic factor based on our staff's commitment.
All our products manage to achieve excellent "physical-mechanical" structures as borne out by the tests carried out by prestigious entities such asTECNALIAorthe EDUARDO TORROJA CONSTRUCTION SCIENCE INSTITUTE
The relationship between people is what creates the real link between us and our clients. It is where the mutual trust and trust is based.
We make our services and solutions flexible, adapting them to the actual state of each marketagainst a clearly competitive international backdrop.