ALUCOAT donates again aluminium coils to the Brotherhood of Nuestra Señora de Linarejos

The traditional festivities in honour of the Virgen de Linarejos Coronada, the Patron Saint of Linares, Jaén, took place from the 18th to the 26th of May.

The Brotherhood of Nuestra Señora de Linarejos, as every year, organised its traditional “Tombola de Muñecas to raise funds for the maintenance of the Sanctuary, which helps vulnerable people in the city.

Thanks to the President of the Brotherhood, Patricio Lupiañez Cruz, ALUCOAT, made a generous donation of aluminium rolls, for the second consecutive year, to collaborate with this noble cause.

With this action, ALUCOAT highlights the importance of collaboration between the business sector and charities to unite in the fight against inequality and poverty and create a positive social impact in the community.

ALUCOAT, caring for people and the environment with advanced aluminium solutions.

ALUCOAT implements Lean Manufacturing

In a increasingly challenging business environment, the operative efficiency has become essential to success. With the aim of improving and adjusting to market demands, ALUCOAT announces the adoption of the approach Lean Manufacturing in its business areas dedicated to the production of coated aluminium with thicknesses between 20 and 500 microns and aluminium honeycomb core, in order to provide greater value to its customers.

The approach Lean Manufacturing focuses on the improvement of production system by identifying and eliminating process or activities that uses more resources than necessary. Implementing this model ALUCOAT streamlines its operations and reduces waiting times by eliminating superfluous activities. This allows you to quickly meet market demands and deliver high-quality products and services more efficiently.

Aditionally, this new management model encourages innovation and operational excellence by actively involving employees in identifying improvement opportunities, thus promoting the value of continuous improvement. Thanks to this the company reduces operatives’ costs by minimizing waste, optimizes resources and reduces expenses related to excess raw material, downtime and production defects.

In summary, Lean Manufacturing model represents a big step towards operational excellence and long term-success. For this reason, ALUCOAT is committed to continuing to advance into efficiency, quality and innovation.

ALUCOAT, working for a more dynamic, efficiency and sustainable future.

ALUCOAT receives students from the University of Jaen

Last Friday, May 10, ALUCOAT received a total of 17 final-year students from the Telematics Engineering degree program at the University of Jaen. Accompanied by José Ángel Fernández Prieto, a professor from the Department of Telecommunications Engineering, they had the opportunity to get a close look at an Industry 4.0 environment through ALUCOAT Conversion’s innovative and highly digitalized processes.

These kinds of events are part of the Sustainable Development Plan with which ALUCOAT supports Quality Education, as it allow students to interact with professionals and gain a practical insight into the application of their knowledge in a real industrial setting.

This visit underscores the importance of collaboration between industry and academia, and ALUCOAT is proud to contribute to the development of the talents who will lead the future of telematics and technology.

ALUCOAT committed to Training, Youth, and Digitalization.

IDALSA participates in the VI Employment Fair

On Thursday, 9th May, IDALSA participated in the VI Employment Fair, organised by IES Siglo XXI in collaboration with the Government of Aragon. The event took place at the Institute’s premises in Pedrola (Zaragoza) and featured the presence of around twenty companies interested in offering opportunities and incorporating young talent into their teams.

This initiative has been running for six years and serves as a meeting point for human resources professionals, students about to graduate in mechanics and electromechanics, and those actively seeking employment. IDALSA participated for the first time in this edition and is very satisfied, not only because it was a great opportunity to meet young people, future professionals brimming with enthusiasm and eagerness to become part of a company, but also for being the conduit through which they can embark on their dreams and begin their professional lives. IDALSA thanks the Instituto Siglo XXI for the flawless organisation of this event and for facilitating this meeting point between young people and the business world.

With this participation, the company has demonstrated its commitment to professional development and the technical training of new generations, providing them with job opportunities (SDG 8).

IDALSA, committed to people, education, and the future.

IBERFOIL recognized with MAZ Award

On April 28th, the Mutual Accident Insurance Company of Zaragoza (Mutua de Accidentes de Zaragoza – MAZ) announced the names of the awarded companies in its 10th edition of the MAZ Awards. The purpose of these awards is to recognize the effort and trajectory of companies in promoting workplace health and preventing occupational hazards.

The jury that granted the award was composed of members of the MAZ Board of Directors, advised by a Technical Committee of experts in Occupational Risk Prevention and Occupational Health.

All the submitted applications were evaluated, giving greater consideration to those that demonstrated their commitment as a healthy company, accrediting compliance with various points, including: the existence of a Policy for promoting health in the company, the commitment and leadership of Management in health promotion, the involvement of the entire company structure in promoting Safety and Health, a positive evolution of accident rates, and improvement in absenteeism rates.

In addition to meeting all these requirements, IBERFOIL has been awarded the MAZ Award in category B (companies with 50 to 149 employees) as recognition for its sports activities and support in matters of equality and the environment to improve the health and work environment of its employees at its Sabiñánigo factory.

This recognition highlights the effort, dedication, and firm commitment of IBERFOIL to the protection and well-being of its employees, ensuring a safe and healthy work environment for all.

IBERFOIL, caring for people and the environment with advanced aluminium solutions.

IDALSA Contributes to Sustainable Business Dialogue at the Spain-Morocco Economic Forum

As part of the High-Level Meeting between Spain and Morocco, where the Spain-Morocco Economic Forum was organised, IDALSA played a key role. This event, a result of collaboration between the Confédération Générale des Entreprises du Maroc (CGEM) and the Confederación Española de Organizaciones Empresariales (CEOE), with the support of the Secretaría de Estado de Comercio/ICEX and the Chamber of Commerce of Spain, brought together more than 500 companies from both countries.

IDALSA actively participated in the Sustainability Roundtable, a discussion session focused on crucial issues such as energy transition, environment, and circular economy. These topics represent key sectors in the economic partnership between Spain and Morocco. IDALSA‘s intervention in this roundtable solidified its commitment to constructive dialogue on sustainable matters.

During the session, which saw the participation of prominent representatives from the business sphere, IDALSA shared its experiences and strategies to address sustainability challenges. Fernando Lou, General Director of IDALSA, highlighted the importance of integrating responsible practices into the company’s daily operation, emphasizing IDALSA‘s commitment to the circular economy and its contribution to global sustainability.

As an active participant in this business forum, IDALSA demonstrates its commitment to sustainability and international collaboration, contributing to the exchange of ideas and experiences between companies from Spain and Morocco.

IBERFOIL, UNSTOPPABLE IN SUSTAINABILITY

IBERFOIL, a specialist in thin aluminium foil rolling, continues its strong commitment to sustainability with a new certification. It has been awarded the “Calculate and Reduce” seal by the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (MITECO), accrediting the reduction of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.

This seal confirms that IBERFOIL has reduced its CO2 emissions by 20.67% of the average emission intensity in the three-year period 2020-2022 compared to the three-year period 2019-2021, for the Ministry’s scope 1+2. Through these achievements, IBERFOIL demonstrates its ongoing progress in environmental sustainability.

Measures taken at the plant to update machinery, effective control for manufacturing process optimization, load optimization in treatment furnaces, and monitoring of energy resources consumed have been key to obtaining this certification.

IBERFOIL is committed to achieving goals for a greener and more sustainable world.

IDALSA committed to the s-X-AIPI Artificial Intelligence Project

IDALSA remains deeply involved in the s-X-AIPI project, aimed at revolutionising the European industry through artificial intelligence. This initiative (self-X Artificial Intelligence for European Process Industry digital transformation) leads the way towards a more innovative and sustainable industry. IDALSA‘s participation in this pioneering project enables the integration of cutting-edge technologies into its operations, optimising processes and resources for more efficient and environmentally-friendly production.

“The aim of this project is to provide existing process industries and their workers with operational agility, performance improvement through different indicators, and sustainability tools based on state-of-the-art AI for the design, development, engineering, operation, and monitoring of their plants, products, and value chains.”

With over 28,500 projected use cases in the European Union and a target of over 42,000 userss-X-AIPI aims not only to revolutionise the industry but also to improve workers’ conditions. The goal is to update skills and qualifications, ensuring safer and more attractive working conditions.

As we have seen, s-X-AIPI emerges as a transformative force driving the European industry towards the digital age, embracing artificial intelligence to enhance efficiency, reduce environmental footprint, and empower workers in the process. Undoubtedly, a major milestone in this new industrial era increasingly focused on sustainable productivity.

With a firm commitment to digital transformation and sustainability, IDALSA demonstrates its leadership in the industry by adopting innovative solutions that not only drive operational efficiency but also promote responsible business practices and the circular economy. The future of the European industry appears more innovative and sustainable thanks to the vision and action of companies like IDALSA.

IDALSA, with digital transformation and sustainable development.

ALIBERICO, a strong support on International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day, ALIBERICO reaffirms its commitment to equal opportunities for all people, regardless of gender, ethnicity or religion. It has always been a priority for ALIBERICO to promote an equitable and just society in all aspects.

ALIBERICO has always promoted professional development based on merit, with a policy of internal promotion and is proud to have a high percentage of management positions currently held by women, a significant achievement in an industry traditionally led by men.

In addition to its commitment to internal egalitarian policies, ALIBERICO sponsors various initiatives that promote gender equality and opportunities. This includes sponsoring the Olympia Las Rozas Women’s Football Club since 2020, and in 2024, IBERFOIL has signed a collaboration agreement with the women’s team of SD Huesca. Both sponsorships reflect a firm commitment to equal opportunities, inclusion, and contribute to breaking down barriers and stigmas in the world of sports.

ALIBERICO continues its mission to support working women, promote gender equality and contribute to a fairer and more inclusive future for all.

 

IDALSA, an industry actively engaged in decarbonization

IDALSA recently participated in the event “Decarbonization Experiences in Industry and Mobility,” organized by the Chamber of Commerce of Zaragoza with the aim of enabling industrial and mobility sector companies to exchange knowledge and collaborate on decarbonization projects in line with European and Spanish regulations.

In the current context, where awareness of environmental and climate challenges is increasing, reducing carbon emissions has become an urgent priority. From the industry to the shared mobility sector, companies are seeking ways to reduce their carbon footprint and actively contribute to a more sustainable future. During this event, various companies, including IDALSA, gathered to exchange experiences, successes, and challenges in implementing projects aimed at reducing their carbon emissions. From innovative technological solutions to resource management strategies, the event, held in collaboration with Siemens and Ibercaja, provided a detailed insight into these organizations’ commitment to combating climate change and towards a cleaner, more sustainable future.

IDALSA highlighted the significant contribution of recycled aluminium in reducing the carbon footprint, both in its manufacturing process and as a replacement for primary aluminium, throughout the entire lifecycle of products made with this material. Additionally, the company shared its experience and the qualities of its product as support for weight reduction in the automotive sector, and its contribution to low-emission mobility.

The event featured Mar Paños, general director of industrial promotion and innovation in the Government of Aragon, María Teresa Ruiz, responsible for European funds and sustainability in Ibercaja’s corporate banking, and Miguel Ángel Almalé, territorial director of Siemens Technical Solutions, as key speakers.

IDALSA, working today to improve tomorrow.