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HISTORY

SAGALÉS S.A. resulted from the fusion of several passenger transport companies.

The first traces of economic activity date back to 1641 when farmers were transported to different markets. After industrialization, 50 years later, and still with the first generation of Sagalés at the helm, we dedicated ourselves as artisans to the business of wool farming. This was how the very first routes were created, bringing ice taken from wells in the mountains of Moià to Barcelona which formed the first networks communicating diverse towns. Then, in the 18th Century, transport began to be carried out using carts, sprung carts and stagecoaches, and in the 19th Century, the first motor vehicles were introduced, which gave rise to regular services and greatly facilitated the spread of transport.

The Civil War resulted in the collectivization of the company. When it was over, the remains of vehicles were gathered in order to re-start activity. In fact, our company was established in 1944. From then, Sagalés began to operate via different subsidiaries, in order to operate urban services within important towns such as Granollers and Manresa. Despite the post-Francoist era, the oil crisis and the post-Olympic financial crisis, Sagalés continued to be the leader in transport; with the addition of discretionary services, occasional tourist services, the transport of workers, school services, etc.

 

 

 


In its over 370 years of history, all generations have been at the forefront of the transport sector providing services to organizations and events, and covering the most important transport needs of Catalonia.

Some facts worth mentioning in this sense, are the implementation of the first T-10 in the state in the 80's, and the implementation of ramps for the disabled and cards with chips in the 90's. We have received awards for being one of the oldest companies in Catalonia, the promotion of business association and our company's career; we have been awarded the Gold Medal for passenger transport, the Placa Mèrit transport award from the Regional Catalonian Government and the Marketing Winners Prize, but to mention a few.

SAGALÉS TODAY

Sagalés comprises a number of companies engaged in a range of business activities, the main one and essence of the brand being regular passenger transportation by road. Sagalés carries more than 23 million passengers on its various passenger transportation by road services: regular services (urban and intercity), school bus services, discretionary services and tourist services. Other related business activities include healthcare transport, the management of public bicycle contracts, a travel agency, garages and maintenance services, administration services, a courier service, bus station management, car parks, and real estate development and management.

Sagalés is an expert in mobility, always at the forefront of the sector and clearly driven towards growth and innovation. The company employs a professional team of 920 people and owns its own fleet of more than 600 high-quality modern vehicles.

It currently operates throughout a large part of Catalonia, as well as the Balearic Islands and the Basque Country. At present, it has operating bases in within Catalonia (el Vallés, Osona, el Bages, el Barcelonés, el Maresme, la Selva and Lleida), the Balearic Islands (Mallorca and Ibiza) and the Basque Country (Bilbao). Besides managing operations by various companies in Catalonia and Ibiza, it also has its own garages from where all the technical assistance for the vehicle fleet and installations is coordinated and provided. The maintenance centres work together with leading manufacturers to remain at the cutting edge of technology in the sector and offer 24/7 technical assistance in the most efficient and sustainable way possible for the vehicle fleet every day of the year.

In terms of passenger transport by road, Sagalés manages over 50 regular transport concessions as well as 320 school bus routes and the Sant Antoni de Portmany, Ibiza, Vic, Manresa, Granollers and Caldes de Montbui bus stations. The discretionary services division responds to all kinds of mobility requirements: private transfers, associations, education centres, companies, travel agencies and tour operators. The discretionary services provided by the company range from excursions lasting less than a day to long-distance tours around Europe, including the coordination and development of large-scale events (services for conferences, tradeshows, cruises, etc.).

Through its travel agency, the company specialises in the design and commercialisation of one-day tours and excursions throughout its area of influence. It has an extensive offer of services that include daily departures to ski resorts, museums, and culture and shopping centres.

MISSION

We aim to make our users’ life easier by providing an innovative, sustainable, customer-focused transport solution of a professional quality they can trust. 

VALUES

•    Effort
•    Perseverance
•    Dialogue
•    Passion and eagerness to do things right
•    Commitment

 

TRANSGRAN

Public transport of the Granollers conurbation.

BUSMANRESA

Urban transport of the city of Manresa.

URBÀ DE VIC

Vic urban transport.

BUS NOU BARRIS

Urban transport service in the Nou Barris district of Barcelona.

 

LLORETBUS

Urban transport of Lloret de Mar.

ASANSA

Regular routes in Ibiza.

CASTELLÀ

Interurban rotues to Manresa, Bages region.

HF VILÁS

Discretionary services and regular routes in Ibiza.

VIATGES PLUS

Tourist trips and deals.

WE COLLABORATE

QUALITY COMMITMENT

We have an Integrated Quality Management System aimed at improving the organizational aspects of our company and technical quality. Because good organization provides a better service, and this results in a better quality finished product. In order to satisfy consumers and ensure their satisfaction, quality is also reflected in caring for and respecting the environment. Sagalés is certified with ISO 9001 for quality, ISO 14001 for the environment, UNE 13816 for good passenger transport and OHSAS 18001 for occupational risk prevention.

Furthermore, we continuously analyse quality as an indication of customer satisfaction, carry out mystery shopping on services, control punctuality by route and the safety of vehicles; and we respond to suggestions and requests.


INTEGRATED QUALITY MANAGEMENT POLICY

Quality Certifications

ISO 9001 (Quality)
ISO 14001 (Environment)
UNE 13816 (Public transport quality)
ISO 50001 (Energy management)
ISO 39001 (Road traffic safety)
ISO 22301 (Business continuity)
OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety)
Commintment of Tourism Quality

At Sagalés we adapt to the circumstances at all times to provide the best service on your journey. For this reason we have WiFi  routers installed on the majority of vehicles in our fleet, especially express buses, those providing tourist services, and discretionary and long distance coaches. In this manner you can enjoy your journey while connected to the internet via your mobile, computer or tablet.

 

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