More than 250 years of experience innovating and nine generations of textile activity
Origin of the Orduña family
The Orduña family, originally from the Basque Country, arrived in Valencia at the beginning of the 18th century. They were bankers and merchants, and began textile activity in Valencia under the protection of the splendour of the silk trade, textile activity continued to this day.
At the end of the 18th century the Orduña family bought the site, the workshop and the Palace of Fos. Joaquín Fos is a very outstanding figure of the time, since he travels through Europe and the Near East, bringing to Spain manufacturing techniques unknown until then, as it appears in the book “Instrucción Metódica sobre Los Mueres” (Methodical Instruction on the Deaths). Subsequently, and as a curious fact, Joaquín Fos was appointed Mayor of the District of Pilar in 1769.
The factory is moved from its centenary location on Bany Street to Benetusser.
Work begins on the warehouses in Bétera
The ownership of the company passes from the brothers Ángel and Vicente Orduña to their sister Mª Amparo and her husband Leoncio Julián.
Urbanization of the plot within the Pol. L’Horta Vella de Bétera Ind. Expansion of the warehouses and automation of the industry.
The Julián Orduña brothers, owners of the property and machinery, take different paths.
Currently, Gonzalo Julián Orduña (ninth generation), through the company TEXTIL BATAVIA, SL, focuses industrial and commercial activity in technical fabrics. Among them, the strongest bet has been in the wide field of fireproof fabrics, leading the national market in the scenographic sectors and ephemeral architecture with fabrics for theatres, congress halls, auditoriums, and all kinds of events (fairs, musicals, sports, public, etc.).
It is worth mentioning the recent commitment to R+D+i in fabrics for the field of acoustics, with the incorporation of two acoustic engineers.
Historical Documentation and Certificates
- Genealogical Tree
- Report by Ricardo Franch Benavent, Professor of Modern History at the University of Valencia.
- Research report by Isabel Amparo Baixauli Juan, Doctor in History from the University of Valencia.
- Certification Registral of the factory of the C/ Embañ of the Neighborhood of Velluters or of the Pillar.
- History of the Colegio del Arte Mayor de la Seda de Valencia