In 1953, Salvador Alapont Masats Company was set up in Manresa (Barcelona) and it worked on repairing vehicles in general.
The maternal family of Salvador has been working on passenger transport since 1920.
It was in a garage in Manresa where the manufacturing of pneumatic cylinders, valves and equipment for the increasing industry of general coachbuilder began.
In 1967, S.A. Masats was established. At first, it was only a passenger transport company, since the equipment was manufactured in the company Salvador Alapont Masats, under the brand Alapont®.
In 1974, it was built the first building of 1,000 m² in San Salvador de Guardiola and, after successive increases, it has reached the current 14,626 m².
In 1979 the activities of transport and equipments manufacturing were unified in the S.A. Masats society.
In 1986, Masats was a pioneer company in the development and manufacture of tire porters. This provides us a wide experience and reliability in this field. In 1988, an agreement was reached with the German company Gebr. Bode GmbH & Co. The company entered as shareholders of S.A. Masats which was still working in the manufacture of electrical equipment and tires. It was then when it was created a new company with share capital, called Bode Masats SA. Its main commitment was the creation of aluminum doors for both buses and coaches.
In 1995, a new line of electrical equipment was developed; it was designed specifically for operation of doors. It was a good step forward in technology taking into account the systems used until then that time.