Industria Metalúrgica Argentina
The worker-recovered enterprise movement was a popular reaction to the Argentinean economic crisis between 1999 and 2001. In a spirit of solidarity they demanded the establishment of worker-owned cooperative enterprises based on horizontal authority, collective decision-making and shared profits. Achieving the recovery of more than 190 bankrupt factories by more than 10,000 workers.
IMPA is the most important reference of the recovered companies in the City of Buenos Aires, both for its role in the formation and development of the National Movement of Recovered Companies, and for its productive importance. By 2010 IMPA was the second largest aluminum company in the country in terms of turnover, processing and marketing aluminum in its foundry, lamination, extrusion and printing phases.
– Indómita Luz Magazine, Buenos Aires 2011