IRUGASA was formed in the late 1980’s to offer export sales expertise to the emerging lifting equipment companies located within the Basque region of Northern Spain. IRUGASA successfully increased the world-wide markets for these companies eventually leading to the IRUGASA companies becoming independent.
IRUGASA (UK) Ltd (formed in 1994) became a standalone company in 2000 but has a proud association with IKUSI since 1997 under the banner of Industrial Remote Control Systems Ltd.
The IRUGASA Group aims to keep up its traditional links to the Basque and Catalan regions of Spain coupled with its firm British roots planted 20 years ago. IKUSI is a well-established designer and manufacturer of electronic systems based on radio transmission and communication. Since 2010 IKUSI had been part of Velatia, a family-run, industrial and technological group with a global reach.
In 2019 Danfoss acquired the remote control divison of Ikusi, to be intergrated into the Power Solutions segment. Kim Fausing, President and CEO said "Acquiring new innovative technologies is an important part of our investments in developing our business, and I am excited about the team of experts from Ikusi Remote Control joining Danfoss. Remote controls hold a tremendous potential, and the acquisition is a great example of how we, by adding new digital technology, can strengthen our portfolio of advanced components and systems and offer a broader range of solutions to the benefit of our customers"
With continued product development by Danfoss our traditional market for Danfoss radio controls now extends far from the industrial lifting sector and into diverse fields such as agriculture and forestry machinery, drainage cleaning and garbage collection trucks and many more non lifting applications.