Miguel Elizalde Biada, founder

A VERY PERSONAL MATTER

On 11 January 1985, at the age of 75 years, Mr Miguel Elizalde Biada (1910 2006) created the Fundación Elizalde in Barcelona to pay tribute to and to honour the memory of the ELIZALDE, S.A. company, which pioneered the manufacture of automobiles in Spain in its first stage (1914 1925), followed by a second spell engaged in the production of aircraft engines (1925 1951).

Miguel Elizalde, the son of Mr Arturo Elizalde Rouvier (1871 1925) the founder of the Elizalde car manufacturing company and of Ms Carmen Biada Navarro (1875 1949) who took over from her husband and chaired the Board of Directors of ELIZALDE, S.A. for almost 25 years (1925 1949)devoted his entire life to the automotive industry.

Miguel Elizalde was a family man who felt very deeply about his roots. A Doctor in Industrial Engineering, an Aeronautical Engineer and a Colonel in the Air Force, he held different positions of responsibility in the ELIZALDE, S.A. company and also sat on its Board of Directors.

In 1991, his son Mr Julio Elizalde Barraquer took over as Chairman of the Foundation, a position held from 2013 onwards by his grandson, Mr Antonio Capella Elizalde.

Commitments and values

PROTECTING AND DISSEMINATING A GREAT HISTORY

The Fundación Elizalde was conceived with a view to studying, preserving and disseminating the contribution made by the ELIZALDE company to technological development in mechanical engineering applied to the automotive industry and to aircraft engines as of 1914 (the first prototype of the Biada, Elizalde y Cía. vehicle) through to 1951 when the company was nationalised and was renamed the Empresa Nacional de Motores de Aviación, S.A. (ENMASA).

SHARING AN EDUCATIONAL
AND ENTREPRENEURIAL LEGACY

Between 1940 and 1960, the Escuela de Aprendices Elizalde (E.A.E.), integrated into the Elizalde Factory to implement a ground-breaking professional and human educational model in our country, helped to train hundreds of technical experts and professionals who went on to hold executive positions in major industries related to the automobile world in Spain, such as Montesa, Bultaco and many others. From the outset, the Fundación Elizalde sought to make everyone who participated in this great school a part of this business legacy.

DOCUMENTARY
DOCUMENTATION

The Head Offices of the Fundación Elizalde host a huge documentary collection of archives, original catalogues, patents and photographs that recount the history of ELIZALDE and the technological breakthroughs devised by the company during the first half of the 20th century. This collection is available to anyone who is interested._ We also make every effort to include new documents and historical articles through the collaboration of collectors and/or families who had dealings with ELIZALDE, S.A.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Antonio Capella Elizalde

CHAIR

Javier Elizalde Montagut

VICE-CHAIR

María Inés Elizalde Barraquer

SECRETARY

Alfonso Elizalde Montagut

TREASURER

Ignacio Elizalde Barraquer

VOTING MEMBER

Julio Elizalde Barraquer

VOTING MEMBER

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