In 1953, when the city of Monterrey was still young and the automotive industry was in full development, a visionary man named José C. González put his soul and dedication into making a dream come true; little did he imagine that this great effort would gradually accelerate to become the powerful engine that would drive the Monterrey industry and give rise to what today is an international group, leader in the auto parts industry, known as Grupo Gonher.

In a small workshop located on Aramberri Street in downtown Nuevo Leon’s capital city, Don Jose, together with a team of six people, started the production of Gonher de Mexico; at that time the small workshop of 100 square meters only manufactured 4 types of automotive filters.

Six years later, thanks to the effort and dedication of Don José and his team, the company acquired new machines and began its expansion, first to 1,500 m2 and then to 3,000 m2, which allowed them to incorporate the first research laboratory.