Like all beginnings, it was not easy
Juan had always been attracted by the idea of creating machines, “but it was clear to me that it had to be something that did not compete with what was already being manufactured in the family business”. When he returned from military service, at a family meeting, he expressed his desire to start something new, and together they thought it would be a good idea to enter the packaging machinery sector. And it was then, in 1986, when CMB (CONST. MET. JOSÉ BARBERÁN, S.A.) was born, a company that took its first steps in the small workshop where his grandfather Juan Barberán Borraz started.
“The beginnings were hard, they always are. However, being able to grow and go hand in hand with the family business was a great good fortune. The teachings provided by his father, José, and his uncle, Jesús, were essential to launch the company that had just been created. In its second year of life, CMB was already present at international fairs such as Hannover, the world’s most important fair for the woodworking, furniture and packaging machinery sector. “Thanks to the advice received from my uncle and my father, managers of the other family business, the international expansion of CMB was achieved shortly after its birth. “Participating in these international fairs allowed us to grow much faster than if we had just visited fairs in our country without going abroad.