Six decades reinventing hardware and security: mailboxes, safes and security equipment for hotels and communities
BTV started out in 1962 as nothing more than a small family-run workshop and just three workers. From humble beginnings manufacturing mailboxes for homes to the present day, BTV has managed to position itself as one of the world's leading hardware and security brands. They have more than 6,500 clients across Europe, Asia and America. Their catalogue features a wide variety of safes for both domestic and business use, as well as security systems, electronic locks, approved signage panels and accessories for neighbourhood communities, hotels, banks and other business models. Moreover, they continue to produce the mailboxes that set them on their way. They also distribute cylinders, hardware, electronic locks and products for hotels. They have had a presence in Mexico since 1996, while they opened their first manufacturing plant in China in 1998. 2018 saw them opening a new office in Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic. Their commitment to internationalization has seen them establish a solid production, distribution and technical support network that extends from the head office in Spain to the European, Asian and American markets.
BTV has implemented measures such as the use of renewable energy sources and managed to reduce its carbon footprint by 30% in the last year through the development of products that are efficient and sustainable throughout their life cycle. The company is an active member of the COEPLAN platform, a coalition of Aragonese companies that subscribe to and support the Sustainable Development Goals to achieve a positive impact on society and the planet by promoting a low-carbon circular economy.
The ongoing commitment to R&D&I has enabled BTV to develop new online shopping solutions, an area that has undergone massive expansion as a consequence of the health crisis caused by COVID-19. The Kuik Smart Living smart mailbox, developed by BTV with Podido International (a subsidiary of the Swiss company Kern), solves the logistical problem of the ‘last mile’, as it is equipped with contactless technology so that the delivery is made without any physical contact, whether or not the recipient is in the place of reception, be it a house, a shop, an office or a neighbourhood community. These smart mailboxes allow couriers and customers to make or pick up deliveries 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Another advantage is that they can be managed in full from a smartphone.