The GCR Group is a leading company in Europe and a worldwide benchmark in developing environmental solutions for the plastics industry such as high quality and high environmental efficiency industrial compounds and mineral concentrates (masterbatch for the polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polystyrene (PS), ABS, PET and other thermoplastics).

The GCR Group consists of four business units:

  • Ciclic, is a model in Western Europe in manufacturing polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP) and ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) industrial compounds.
  • Granic, is a leading company in Europe with global presence in developing masterbatch with mineral load such as talc, silica and other mineral specialties.
  • Auteno, the new division of polypropylene compounds, recovered using talc, specifically designed to meet the requirements of the automotive industry.
  • Irtion, is the technological division of the business group with its own patent. It is the test centre for the technological improvement of its products, as well as the test centre for the plastics and additives efficiency.


The Group works for the main plastic manufacturers for all three industrial, food and cosmetic uses.

The GCR Group consists of three large production plants: two of them are located at the facilities opened in 2012 in La Bisbal del Penedès (Tarragona) occupying a total area of 86,000m2, and the third site is located in Barberà del Vallès (Barcelona) with a surface area of 6,000m2. Granic, Ciclic and Auteno are the productive units of the Group with a current productive capacity of transformation of 320,000 Tn/year.


The advantages and improvements offered by the GCR Group products have allowed the growth of the business group through exports in recent years, running operations in more than a hundred countries in all five continents. In addition, the GCR Group has storage facilities in Europe, Africa, America, Asia and the Middle East.