The Mechanical Construction Industry in Catalonia: the «Arsenal Civil» of Barcelona

Authors

  • Martín Rodrigo Alharilla Universitat Pompeu Fabra

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1344/rhi.v0i16.18506

Keywords:

Mechanical Engineering Industry, Business History, Catalan Industrialisation

Abstract

This paper analyzes the foundation, development, and dissolution of a machine construction company located on the shores of the Catalan capital: the Arsenal Civil de Barcelona. This monographic study focuses on a firm, founded in 1886 as a naval construction company that was forced to diversify production in order to avoid paralysis. It analyzes its limitations, and production and commercial strategies through this case study of the machinery construction sector during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Published

2017-04-27

Issue

Section

Articles