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HISTORY

SAGALÉS 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.

With the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, the company was collectivised and most of the vehicles were lost as they were sent to the front. Once the war was over, the remains of vehicles were collected in order to restart operations. In fact, it was in 1944 when the company itself was set up. From then on, Sagalés began to operate through different subsidiaries to provide urban services in major 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.

During its more than 375 years of history, Sagalés has been at the forefront of the transport sector for generation after generation, providing services to organisations and events and covering the most important transport needs in 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 today consists of a group of companies specialising in different areas, with regular road passenger transport the brand’s main field of activity and where it all began. 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.At Sagalés we are experts in mobility and work with a clear focus on growth and innovation so that we are always at the forefront of the sector. The company is made up of a team of around 920 professionals and has its own fleet of over 700 modern, high-quality vehicles. 

Our current area of activity covers a large part of Catalonia, as well as the Balearic Islands and the Basque Country. Sagalés currently boasts various operational facilities throughout Catalonia (Barcelona, Girona, Tarragona and Lleida), the Balearic Islands (Mallorca and Ibiza) and the Basque Country (Bilbao). In Catalonia and the Balearic Islands, in addition to managing the operations of different companies, Sagalés also has its own workshops from where all repairs and servicing for the fleet of vehicles and facilities is coordinated and conducted. The maintenance centres work with major manufacturers in order to be at the forefront of developments in the sector and provide the most efficient and sustainable mechanical servicing to the vehicles in the fleet 24 hours a day, 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 facilitate the movement of people, providing them with numerous innovative, sustainable, trustworthy local models.

VALUES

  • Effort 
  • Perseverance
  • Dialogue
  • Passion
  • Commitment
  • The desire to do things well

CODE OF ETHICS AND INTEGRITY

The Code of Ethics and Integrity aims to put into writing the rules of conduct that the company has adhered to since it began in order to make responsible and ethical decisions. This Code of Ethics, known and shared by all the people who form Sagalés, establishes the pillars of internal and external behavior and relationship.

TRANSGRAN

Public transport of the Granollers conurbation.

BUSMANRESA

Urban transport of the city of Manresa.

URBÀ DE VIC

Vic urban transport.

LLORETBUS

Urban transport of Lloret de Mar.

SAGALÉS EIVISSA

Discretionary services and regular routes in Ibiza.

VIATGES PLUS

Tourist trips and deals.

LAFUENTE

Sanitary transport

BILBAOBIZI

A public service for the individual hire of pedal-assist bicycles.

IBIZI

Private shared bike service in Ibiza.

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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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