Driving the Basque language

DANOBATGROUP has been raising special awareness about the Basque language and culture since its origins. DANOBATGROUP takes part in different initiatives which are pursued in the municipalities where its workshops are located, and also promotes such initiatives. DANOBATGROUP is currently setting Basque language plans in motion with a view to intensifying its use, encouraging the motivation of its workers and increasing their knowledge of it.

Certificate BIKAIN

The cooperatives of DANOBATGROUP have committed to the Quality Certificate Bikain, Basque language Quality Certificate for language management to measure the use of Basque in the cooperatives. DANOBAT, SORALUCE, LATZ and IDEKO have already obtained the silver BIKAIN certificate.

Technical Basque Workshop Manual

Guide in Basque for machine tool assemblers, designers and workers.

Technical Basque Workshop Manual

Technical dictionary for machine tools

Open the dictionary and search for technical terms in Basque in the field of machine tools.



The DANOBATGROUP members Soraluce and Latz were awarded the Bikain quality certificate in language management


From the outset, DANOBATGROUP has been concerned with the the Basque language and culture. Amongst other, DANOBATGROUP has been and is running schemes to intensify the use of the Basque language at work to heighten employee motivation and to improve knowledge of Basque. Since it was awarded to DANOBAT, all cooperatives have been working towards obtaining the Bikain certificate.

In 2015, SORALUCE and LATZ were subjected to the assessment process and they achieved the silver Bikain level. In this assessment, the established unit of measure is the Standard Reference Framework . These are the 4 axes of the SRF: