Aguilar y Salas, S.A obtains the OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety) certification

The company has achieved the international certification, after been subjected to an audit in which the safety and maintenance level.

Online PR News – 27-January-2015 – Barcelona, January 22, 2015 – The company has achieved the international certification, after been subjected to an audit in which the safety level and the maintenance of its processes during the development and manufacturing of its equipment have been examined.

Barcelona, January 22, 2015 – Aguilar y Salas S.A, leader in design and construction of static process equipment for the chemical, Oil & Gas and fertilizers industries, announced today that has obtained the certificate OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series), that guarantees the safety of its employees, equipment and plants. The audit that has granted this certificate took place last December, and examined various aspects related with the job safety and the maintenance during the production process.

“Obtaining the OHSAS 18001 certificate is the result of the business approach of the company. Its main objective is to develop and implement a new model of continuous improvement in safety and I+D of our production processes. Our employees’ safety, a correct training and job risks prevention are Aguilar y Salas, S.A.’s priorities”, said Manuel Salas, CEO at Aguilar y Salas S.A.

For Aguilar y Salas, S.A obtaining this certificate represents the consolidation of its great national and international reputation, according the commitment of the company in a constant maintenance optimization, implementation and improvement of health and safety policies for its employees, as well as all partners and stakeholders involved in the manufacture of its high-tech equipment.

The long experience of Aguilar y Salas, S.A, added to the quality and safety guaranteed in every equipment of its three manufacturing plants, have enabled to participate in important projects around the world during the last year. A remarkable fact is the company’s consolidation in Brazil, where the company collaborates with the giant Petrobras, that has begun to extract oil of the submarine deposit in Pré-Sal, near to the Bacía de Santos. Moreover, Aguilar y Salas S.A works for leader companies in the Oil & Gas sector, as Saudi Aramco, REPSOL, Cepsa, Gulf Petrochemical Industry Co and Basf.

The OHSAS 18001 certificate was created with the main objective of reducing the workplace accidents, controlling the risks of the employees, analyzing the danger in every workplace and avoiding the principal causes of accidents and illness at work. It also allows companies to comply the legislation in prevention, while introducing a consciousness in prevention in the general system of the company and committing its employees in the application of the security and health measures in the workplace (SST).

About Aguilar y Salas S.A
Aguilar y Salas S.A. is a leading company in the design and construction of equipment for the chemical industry, Oil & Gas and fertilizers. Since 1947, the company has developed its activity in Spain, being their export capacity the key of its success. More than 90 percent of their annual billing are sold worldwide. Recently the company has opened a new production unit in Recife (Brazil) with an investment of more than 22 million euros. The company also has a production unit in Casablanca (Morocco)

Nowadays, Aguilar y Salas S.A employs more than 200 people and has a turnover of more than 40 million euros.

Media contact:
BlaNZ Marketing y Comunicación, S.L.
Rafaela Almeida - Marketing & PR Manager
Rambla de Catalunya 120 4º 4ª
08008 – Barcelona - (España)
T. +34 93 528 57 89 | Fax: +34 93 528 76 13

Aguilar y Salas, S.A
Eulàlia Salas - Business Development
Pol. Industrial Pla de Llerona
C/Irlanda, s/n/
08520 - Les Franqueses del Valles, Barcelona (España)
Tel. +34 93 861 70 70 | Fax. +34 93 840 04 90