With 43 service stations across Spain, Andamur continues to position itself as a brand in full expansion, equipped to offer the best services on routes to Europe.

From tomorrow, Wednesday 10 February, Andamur has a new station in Barcelona’s Zona Franca. With this new station, Andamur now has two partner stations in this prime location between Barcelona’s port and airport.

The GM Fuel-branded service station, Servei Carrer 3, is located on road 29 of BZ 50-62 (Sector BZ) and offers a wide range of services for carrier, including Diesel A and AdBlue, 24h service (staffed from 5 am to 10 pm), restaurant, café, supermarket, laundry, showers, shop, toilets and self-service.

A safe bet to ensure that Andamur continues to be your ally on the road in 2021.

Andamur maintains its commitment to healthy living and renews its sports sponsorships

At Andamur, promoting healthy living has been a key part of all our projects since the beginning. Offering healthy, high-quality food in our restaurants, providing our customers with exercise facilities like the gym at the Andamur La Junquera service station and offering tips on doing exercise in a lorry cab are some of our initiatives for promoting healthy living.

Andamur remains committed to health and we know that one of the first steps in promoting healthy living is to get behind sport. That’s why we’re renewing our sponsorship this year of six local sports teams based near each of our service areas.

Andamur La Junquera: U.E La Jonquera

Andamur Lorca: Lorca Féminas A.D

Andamur El Límite: Huércal Overa C.F

Andamur Guarromán: Íberos Rugby Linares

Andamur Pamplona: Basket Navarra Club

Andamur San Román: Agurain Kirol Elkartea S.D Salvatierra

2020 was a tough year for these teams, who had to adapt their competitions to the restrictions that the pandemic brought about but always remained determined to keep going and achieve all their sporting objectives.

Committed to society and to health

This initiative pursues UN Sustainable Development Goal 3, Good Health and Wellbeing: “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”. The SDGs address challenges that we face every day, and their purpose is to achieve social equality.

AHMUR holds first assembly

  • Fostering research and implementation of renewable energy projects, as well as guiding energy transition and establishing the Region’s Green Hydrogen Valley, are the key targets of this new association.

 

  • Andamur, Enagás, Primafrio and Soltec, leading firms in the transport, logistics and energy industries, are the main association founders and members.

 

  • Cetenma, which is Murcia’s Energy and Environment Technology Center, provides technical guidance to the association

 

Murcia, February  3rd, 2021. AHMUR, pioneer Green Hydrogen association in the Region of Murcia, recently held its first assembly. This newly-created organization aims to lead energy transition in the Murcian region and to establish itself as reference and support for future projects in the area of technological applications and considerations linked to Green Hydrogen in a variety of sectors. A sustainable development model aiming for a carbon-free economy supported by renewable energies, including green hydrogen.

This association was founded by Murcia Region companies which are industry leaders, such as Andamur, specialists in comprehensive freight transports in European routes, with a large gas station network in 9 countries, as well as cards for fuel, tolls, repairs and taxes; Enagás, main natural gas carrier and Technical Operator of Spain’s Gas System; Grupo Primafrio, leading company in refrigerated transport of fruit and vegetable and pharmaceutical products; and Soltec, leading firm specializing in comprehensive photovoltaic solar energy solutions, with a special focus on solar tracking systems and innovation. All of them are supported by Cetenma, Murcia’s Energy and Environment Technology Center and Technical Lead for this association.

AHMUR was created to promote scientific analyses and research for implementation of projects based on renewable energies and green hydrogen. AHMUR focuses on serving as an instrument to inform and raise awareness amongst citizens. The aim is to give rise to a collective consciousness that fosters the use of clean energies and green hydrogen as a feasible alternative in order to reduce emissions and put an end to the negative consequences of today’s climate change.

On the other hand, this association intends to foster projects based on clean energies and green hydrogen, supporting public-private collaboration for dissemination and implementation of projects based on these technologies. In this regard, the draft for Murcia’s first hydrogen station was completed and successfully presented on December 19.

Some of the main aspects addressed by the Founding Assembly were the presentation and approval of the 2021 action plan; the appointment of key association positions; the approval of the 2021 budget; AHMUR’s assessment of other national and European associations in the area of green hydrogen and green hydrogen valleys; as well as the evaluation, and if applicable presentation to MITECO (Spain’s Department of Environmental Transition and Demographic Challenge), of the first green hydrogen projects in the Region of Murcia.

 


At Andamur we’re aware of the importance of nurturing and protecting the environment to ensure the best possible future for our planet. We’re fully engaged with the environment, which is why we’ve implemented a number of actions under the Environment Focus in our CSR plan, #CaringForWhatMatters. These actions seek to reduce the environmental impact of our activity.

All the environmental initiatives that we implement are geared towards reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that the UN included in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Specifically, our environmental work centres on SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy; SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities; SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production; SDG 13: Climate Action; SDG 15: Life on Land; and SDG 17: Partnerships.

The installation of solar panels at our head office and service areas, use of recycled materials and recycling points in our offices are some of the measures we’ve already put in place. One of our biggest milestones in 2020 was becoming the first company in the industry to obtain Carbon Footprint Verification.

At the same time, multi-energy is now a reality at Andamur after we set up our first multi-energy service areas in 2020, which include Vehicular Natural Gas (VNG) at Andamur La Junquera and Andamur Guarromán, and electricity at Andamur San Román and Andamur Pamplona, thereby promoting the development of much more sustainable mobility.

Even so, at Andamur we know there’s still a long way to go, which is why, this year, we’re working to obtain the ISO 14001 Environmental Management certificate awarded by AENOR.

Within our environmental protection plan, we adopt 6 key commitments: promoting sustainable mobility, saving energy, reducing paper use, saving water, promoting recycling and other green measures such as cleaning up natural spaces and the existing Andamur Forest, which can absorb 2.8 tons of CO2 per year.

We believe there’s no such thing as a small action, which is why Andamur Ever Green includes actions in our offices such as reducing paper cups, introducing digital contracts and installing electric hand dryers, as well as more far-reaching measures such as installing green points and recycling points at our service stations, and automating lights according to natural light levels.

At Andamur, we know that caring for the environment is everyone’s responsibility and we wanted to motivate our employees so that they’re aware that, when it comes to protecting the environment, every action counts towards the common goal of achieving better protection.

Every year, over 2.3 million trucks travel to the UK to transport raw materials, food and other products essential to consumers and industry. More than 10% of these lorries come from Spain.

Uncertainty over the Brexit has prompted more than 30 pan-European transport organisations to call for a Brexit agreement to protect the movement of goods vehicles from 31 December 2020.

ASTIC and CETM are two of the Spanish organisations that have participated in this open letter issued from the International Road Union (IRU) to EU negotiator Michael Barnier and UK negotiator David Frost.

The coronavirus crisis has resulted in an annual loss of 64 billion euros for transport operators. This is why the IRU’s delegate to the EU, Raluca Marian, has pointed out that the absence of a pact between the EU and the United Kingdom could threaten the viability of freight transport companies.

The agreement issued by the transport organisations aims to achieve the following objectives:

  1. To protect the movement of heavy goods vehicles between the UK and the European Union
  2. To avoid quota systems and special transport permits.
  3. To protect the safety and working conditions of professional transporters.
  4. Recognition of standards and certificates to ensure fair competition

The conclusion from the organisations is clear: if no agreement is reached, both EU and UK organisations will be harmed, affecting the supply chain and the economy in general.

 

As it has done every year since 2016, Andamur has donated €15,000 to the Oikía association, a shelter home in the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, the poorest country in South America with the lowest raste of school attendance.

About Oikía

The Oikía shelter is a Cáritas (Diocese of Cartagena) project that provides accommodation for a limited time to street children and young people in Bolivia.

Since its founding, Oikía has achieved various goals such as reaching young people increasingly early on in their lives through closer cooperation with public institutions.

Despite all its achievements, the problem does not end here. The Oikía association is therefore continuing to strive towards a number of goals:

  • To provide accommodation for homeless children and young people (aged 8 to 18) so that they have shelter, food and healthcare.
  • To help them build their self-esteem and personal motivation so that they can move on to other permanent educational homes.
  • To free them from the nocturnal dangers on the street as well as from the habitual or frequent use of alcohol or drugs.
  • To oversee the welfare and overall development of the children and teenagers so that they’re motivated to change their lives in a way that enables them to get off the streets.
  • To provide psychological support to any young people who need it.
  • To educate boys and girls and improve their skills.

With these charitable initiatives, Andamur engages with Goal 1 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to end poverty, which aims to ensure equality between people, protect the planet and achieve prosperity for all in order to eradicate poverty in all its forms throughout the world.

The annual donation to the Oikía shelter home is part of our CSR Plan #CaringForWhatMatters under the Leadership and Future focus that frames the company’s social commitment. With this plan, Andamur aims to give back to society some of what society gives to the company.

In addition, the Segura Food Bank will receive 2,507 euros that companies and individuals have donated through the solidarity challenge “So Much to Share”.

This week we have delivered the donations obtained through the solidarity challenge “So Much to share” that we started last December 1st. A challenge with which from Andamur we decided to make a donation of 50,000 euros to the Food Bank: 25,000 euros to the Food Bank of Almeria and 25,000 euros to the Food Bank of Segura. And, with the latter, we launched the solidarity challenge “So Much to share”. With this challenge we have asked for collaboration to raise the figure of 50,000 euros. Thus, we have encouraged the Andamur team itself, companies, customers and collaborators of Andamur and anyone else who would like to join in. Through our web page it has been possible to make donations during the days of the campaign and we have managed to collect 2,507 euros which we have given to the beneficiaries.

 

The Segura Food Bank

The Segura Food Bank (BASMUR) is a non-profit charitable organization considered to be of public utility, based on volunteer work, whose aim is to obtain food to be distributed, free of charge, among charitable organizations dedicated to the assistance and direct care of needy people within the Region of Murcia.

The fundamental values that preside over the work carried out by BASMUR are awareness, efficiency, transparency and solidarity.

It is worth highlighting some very significant figures and data that have increased substantially as a consequence of the economic crisis caused by the pandemic.

  • The number of people that BASMUR provides with food has increased from 30,151 in 2019 to 61,323 in 2020.
  • The number of kilos delivered has increased from 2.5 million in 2019 to 4.2 million in 2020
  • The entities to which we deliver food have increased from 169 to 225
  • The families we provide with food have increased from 12,000 to 20,000 in just 9 months.

 

The Food Bank of Almeria

 The Food Bank of Almería Foundation was created in 1999 with the aim of helping the most needy in the province of Almería. Throughout all these years it has increased its work until it reached these figures today.

  • The number of people to whom Food Bank of Almeria provides food has increased from 48,768 in 2019 to 64,107 in 2020.
  • The number of kilos delivered has increased from 3,179,340 million in 2019 to 3,229 million in 2020
  • The entities to which we deliver food have increased from 165 to 178.
  • The families to whom we provide food have increased from 16,470 to 20,242 since the health crisis.

Commitment, Overcoming and Complicity are the values of Andamur and this year they had to be represented more strongly than ever. That is why we have launched this initiative and others like the delivery of 9,600 FFP2 masks, in the first weeks of the pandemic, to the reference hospitals of the cities where our service areas are located.

All these solidarity initiatives are part of our CSR Plan #TakingCareOfWhatMatters in the axis Leadership and Future which frames the social commitment. With this plan we intend to give back to society a part of what it gives us as a company.

 

>> After the recent opening of Guarromán last September, Molgas and Andamur are once again betting on natural gas in a highly strategic enclave in international transport, La Junquera.

>> La Junquera becomes the eleventh natural gas fueling station of Molgas

Molgas customers can already refuel Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) at the Andamur La Junquera Service Area. This is the natural gas refuelling station that the company has launched, as a result of its collaboration agreement with Andamur, and after the opening of Guarromán in September of this year 2020.

The new Andamur Molgas natural gas fueling station is now operational and works 24 hours a day, is free to access and accepts debit and credit cards, as well as fuel cards from both companies.

Scale Gas, a startup born out of Enagás’ corporate venturing programme, Enagás Emprende, dedicated to the field of infrastructure and small-scale logistics solutions, is in charge of the integral management of the natural gas station.

With this new incorporation to its network, Andamur continues to reflect its commitment to the environment. Multi-energy in Andamur is already a reality in which electric and natural gas (LNG and CNG) recharge points are integrated. In addition, it should be noted that this year that ends, the company has become the first company in the sector to obtain the Carbon Footprint Certification, thus taking the initiative in reducing emissions associated with the supply chains in the professional transport sector to promote the reduction of climate impact.

 

<<With the “So Much to Share” action, he encourages other companies and collaborators to join in with this initiative so there is nothing missing from any table this Christmas>>

This year that is coming to an end is proving to be a tough year for everyone. A year in which solidarity has proved to be an essential value in order to somehow alleviate all the negative effects that the Covid-19 pandemic has brought to society.

Commitment, Overcoming and Complicity are the values of Andamur and this year they had to be represented with more strength than ever. For this reason, Andamur has decided to make a donation of 50,000 euros to the Food Bank; 25,000 euros to the Food Bank of Almeria and 25,000 euros to the Segura Food Bank and with the latter to launch the solidarity challenge “So much to share”, in which we encourage the Andamur team, other companies, clients, collaborators and in general any person who wants to join this initiative in a quick and easy way through a web page created for this challenge.

 

Segura Food Bank

The ” Banco de Alimentos del Segura BASMUR” (Segura Bank Food) is a non-profit charitable organization considered to be of public utility, based on volunteer work, whose aim is to obtain food to distribute, free of charge, among charitable organizations dedicated to the assistance and direct care of needy people within the Region of Murcia.

The fundamental values that preside over the work carried out by BASMUR are awareness, efficiency, transparency and solidarity.

It is worth highlighting some very significant figures and data that have increased substantially as a consequence of the economic crisis caused by the pandemic.

– The number of people that BASMUR provides with food has increased from 30,151 in 2019 to 61,323 in 2020.

– The number of kilos delivered has increased from 2.5 million in 2019 to 4.2 million in 2020

– The entities to which we deliver food have increased from 169 to 225

– The families we provide with food have increased from 12,000 to 20,000 in just 9 months.

It is therefore clear that now more than ever companies and other entities must join forces to help those who need it most.

Throughout this year, specifically a few weeks after the state of alarm was declared and being aware that this was critical and essential material for health care workers, we have already delivered 9,600 FFP 2 masks to the reference hospitals in the cities where our Service Areas are located.

All these solidarity initiatives are part of our CSR Plan “TakingCareOfWhatMatters” in the area of  Leadership and Future, which is part of our social commitment.  With this plan we intend to give back to society a part of what it has given us as a company.

For a year the workers of Andamur and the company itself have collaborated with the solidarity initiative “Breakfast with a smile” which began on November 20 last year, Universal Children’s Day. Since that day Andamur provides daily to its team of service areas and business centre, coffee and fresh fruit for breakfast. The employees were therefore encouraged to make voluntary financial contributions to a charitable cause. The company committed to double the amount collected by the workers during the year, so today we are handing over 1,500 euros to the ALCA Alternative to the Street Social-Educational Project.

The event was attended by Juan Carlos López Sánchez, President of Andamur and Cristina Miñarro representing the workers, who handed over the donation to Sister Miguela García Jiménez (Daughters of Charity) and Salvador Martínez Saura, Head of Social Action for the Caritas Diocese of Cartagena.

The ALCA Project (Alternative to the Street) works to help children at risk of social exclusion and currently serves 100 children between the ages of 3 and 17 in the city of Lorca. All of them are provided with educational help through reinforcement classes, also in clothing and food for those families who need it and they carry out recreational activities with them. A project that belongs to the company of the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul and Saint Louise de Marillac, an international congregation, recognized with the Prince of Asturias Award, which works to provide aid and support to the most disadvantaged sectors in different projects around the world.

The Andamur work centre that has raised the most money in this action has been the Andamur San Román Service Area (Álava), which has been responsible for choosing the NGO to which the money raised in “Breakfast with a Smile 2021” will be allocated, as this solidarity initiative will continue throughout next year.  This time it will be ASPANAFOA, the Association of Parents of Children with Cancer in Álava, whose main objective is to improve the quality of life of children with cancer and their families.

This solidarity action is framed within our CSR Plan we take care of what matters, in the axis Leadership and Future , which frames the social commitment. With this plan we aim to give back to society a part of what it gives us as a company.