True to its roots as a local cooperative and its commitment to people, TEB Vallès was set up in 2000. The origins of the cooperative TEB Vallès are very clear: over the years many people with intellectual disability from Vallès Occidental region had joined TEB Barcelona’s special employment centre. On the basis of this and with the support of Castellar del Vallès town council, which provided land on the local industrial estate, TEB Vallès was set up. As well as being a special employment centre, it also has occupational therapy (STO) and integration services (SOI). It is an example of how cooperativism can be locally-rooted. Like TEB Barcelona, its activities fall within the category of industrial services.