Distinguished businessman and politician

Güell founded companies such as Colònia Güell, a corduroy factory, and Asland, a cement factory.

  • Asland cement factory, founded by Eusebi Güell in 1901.
  • The Güell winery at Garraf.

Following a sound education, Eusebi Güell carried on his father's business, from whom he inherited his commercial and enterprising spirit.

He was director of the Caixa d’Estalvis i Mont de Pietat de Barcelona and founder of companies such as the Colònia Güell, a corduroy factory, and Asland, the first factory in Catalonia to produce portland cement, in Castellar de n’Hug, in the Catalan Pre-Pyrenees.

He developed wine production in El Garraf and the Prades mountains.

He sat on the boards of a number of companies, such as Banco Hispano Colonial, Compañía General de Tabacos de Filipinas and Compañía de los Caminos de Hierro del Norte de España, which belonged to his wife's family.

Güell was a councillor for Barcelona, provincial deputy and senator. He was active in Catalan politics, faithful to the ideals of Conservative Catalan nationalism; he was President of the Centre Català party and, when it split, he joined the Lliga Regionalista.