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Andamur takes part in the event “SMEs DNA Murcia: Boundless growth and development”

Optimising the financial management of a company is a key factor to improve its profitability. And so it was explained today by the Economic and Financial Director of Andamur, Mr. Bartolomé Benítez, at the event “SMEs DNA Murcia: Boundless growth and development”. This event was held in the city of Murcia and gathered different companies aiming to share financial, marketing and sales strategies for their growth and development.  

Mr. Bartolomé Benítez talked about Andamur’s evolution in its 30 years of activity and about how good financial management was essential to our development as a company. At Andamur, we started with one petrol station and now we have 160 own and associated stations across Europe.

Among other key aspects, Andamur’s Financial Director explained that the economic and financial management aim is to maximise the value of the company, and how it is impossible to take good decisions that make the business profitable without adopting an adequate economic and financial approach.

The event “SMEs DNA Murcia: Boundless growth and development” is part of a road show organised by the business platform La Neurona which is visiting 19 Spanish cities analysing the challenges SMEs are facing. Together with Andamur, the event was attended by the Territory Manager of Bankia for Murcia and Alicante, Olga García; the Financial Director of Somium, Javier Gayá, and the Sales Manager of Correos Express in the Spanish Eastern coast, Sergio Ramón Siles, among other.  

 

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Andamur, Member of the Spanish Association for Quality

At Andamur, we have become active members of the Spanish Association for Quality, one of the most important quality associations in Spain gathering over 1700 companies in different sectors and with more than 50 years of experience.

 

By joining AEC, Andamur aims to stay at the forefront of Quality Standards, as well as regarding Customer Experience, Information Systems and Technologies, Innovation and Occupational Risk Prevention. In addition, being part of AEC will give us the opportunity of taking part in specific committees addressing the latest relevant trends, tools and information in our sector.

 

One of Andamur’s first actions as new member will be the creation of a Total Quality Management System Plan, already in progress, in order to be granted two important certifications in the next few months: Service quality for small retail trade (UNE 175001-6) and Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001:2015).

 

The Spanish Association for Quality has been working since 1961 for companies to introduce this important concept as a strategic element, and through an integrating approach apply it to all the pillars of their respective businesses. At Andamur, we are aware of the fact that Quality is going through a transformation process to manage to adapt itself to new customer’s needs, technology and the important role that companies shall play within their community. To this end, we want to continue strengthening our commitment to quality, adapting ourselves to the new challenges and following the latest trends to be better every day.

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Andamur tips for successful maintenance of your truck tyres

The tyre is the only component of the vehicle in contact with the ground, being normally subjected to aggressive treatments. A key factor for the safety of users and of the goods we transport, you must optimize the inflation pressure to ensure a safe transport, saving fuel and increasing the tires life of your truck.

 

The tire pressure of your heavy vehicles also influences the consumption of fuel, so the pressures must always be adapted to the load and the type of use.

 

Regularly checks the tyres of your truck for possible damage. With the passage of time, the tire loses in a natural way the pressure, but its useful life might become also decreased by factors such as punctures, or a visible deformation in the tread, the sides or in the mortaring zone, as well as any type of deformation on the wheel rim.

In all regular controls you must also check the condition of the valve cap, replacing it if necessary.

 

Likewise, you must change the covers if show damage related to:

 

  • Deformed Guide
  • Separation of the layers
  • Deterioration by fatty or corrosive element
  • Marbled rubbers due to a shot with insufficient pressure in relation to the load

 

Factors that influence the life of the tyres

The tyres are composed of different types of materials and components based on the rubber, whose properties are essential for the proper functioning of the tire itself. These properties evolve with the passage of time, depending on its durability on factors such as:

Weather conditions

Storage Conditions: temperature, humidity and position.

Conditions of Use: type of load, driving habits, the inflation pressure or the state of the roads.

Balanced: A balanced tyre helps to prevent premature wear on the tires.

 

We must bear in mind that these factors, by themselves, do not allow us to know exactly the tire life, so in addition to the usual checks made by the user; it is recommended to perform regular checks on the tires by a qualified professional. These checks must be carried out at least once a year.

Proper tire maintenance is synonymous with safety and efficiency; in addition, you will increase its durability, improving profitability for your business.

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Andamur hints to find job as a truck driver

The occupation of carrier can be very sacrificed, however, currently the guild begins to increase again, with companies seeking professionals for the carriage of goods by road, under conditions and salaries more favorable each day. In this way, the demand for these positions is growing considerably, being a job opportunity to take into account.

 

From Andamur we want to give you some tips and means for you to find your place as a truck driver, whether you’re a worker or self-employed:

 

  • In the event that you have truck in property, you can access a broader range of posts, and you’ll have win so much to the achievement of your goal. Find out about all the possibilities and applied to the company that better fits your needs as a truck driver.

 

  • In addition to generic web of job search, such as Monster, Infojobs, etc. (in the section truck drivers ), there are other specific website for haulier, those are very effective in achieving the job you want:
  1. miscargas.com : If you have a truck in property, in this Web Site are responsible for putting in touch truck drivers and carriers with companies or users who need the service.
  2. uship.com/es : Similar to the above, incorporates an auction system where carriers or truck drivers bid for the loads or requests for services that make customers, with the peculiarity that it doesn’t have to win the auction the cheapest, but that has to be added to the price, quality, warranty, and above all the recommendations that may have given previous customers of your service.
  3. fretbay.com/es : This website is dedicated to the sale of transport throughout Europe. With a functionality similar to the above, its peculiarity lies in the fact that users are people from all over Europe, being able to find recruitment in both medium and long distances.

 

  • In the stations, rest areas, restaurants and hotels of the main Spanish roads, there are notice boards where you can find ads where are required professional services of truck drivers for short or long travel.

 

  • Another way to find employment as a truck driver may be resorting to specialized magazines of the sector; in publications such as com or Camión de actualidad among others, you can find this type of offers.

 

tips for your search:

In addition to the means to find the post you want, you also must take into account a number of tips that will help your goal

 

  • Be original and walk away from the traditional curriculum, you can do so more visual through the inclusion of image or video, what more appealing to the potential contractor.
  • Trust yourself, your possibilities and your ability as a driver. This will positively influence in the person you have in front of you.
  • But above all, you must have a positive attitude, discouragement in the face of an attempt to search for work frustrated is the worst enemy that you can find, faces what comes of the most beneficial way for you, that momentum and attitude will multiply your chances of success.

 

From Andamur we value this profession as it deserves, a guild to which we have been united for more than 30 years and for which we work day by day, offering the best services, facilities and solutions on the road. We look forward to welcoming you in our stations very soon!!!

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Andamur expands its European stations network: France, Belgium and Luxembourg

Continuing with its commitment to growth and international expansion

Andamur, in the course of the company internationalization, incorporates- to its almost 160 service stations (present in 8 countries of the continent) -6 areas strategically located on the main roads of France, Belgium and Luxembourg.

In this way, the tree countries, which already had numerous associated stations, add to its network of service areas new possibilities on route to the Andamur customers. Andamur offers significant advantages in relation to the refuelling (AdBlue/Diesel), and with the convenience of being able to make the payment through the professional card Andamur ProEurope.

France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and Slovenia, are the countries that make up the Andamur international network, and where the clients with the ProEurope card, single one for all countries, will be attended with the guarantee of quality, safety and customer care of Andamur.

Andamur keep growing, with the sole aim of providing facilities to the customer and solutions to the needs of the sector, also beyond our borders.

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Andamur new UPEI member

Gaining in competitiveness to face large power companies

 

From the Past 1 June, Andamur is already a member of the European Association of Independent Oil (UPEI), which will enable the company to establish synergies with other members, identify market opportunities and participate actively in the new challenges of the sector; as well as the search for better solutions, benefits and services for their clients.

Focusing on the transport sector and the defense of fair competition, UPEI represents  nearly 2,000 wholesalers and distributors of independent energy, using its own infrastructure and flexibility to supply more than one-third of the European energy demand. In addition, through a high quality service, underscores a commitment to energy efficiency and reduction of polluting emissions.

With the Andamur ProEurope card and its 160 service stations throughout Europe,  the strategy of international expansion  of Andamur goes very much in line with the UPEI proposal, through A sustained growth that involves continuous improvements in services, with the sole aim of giving facilities to the customer and  solutions to the needs of the sector.

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Toll systems at European level: Andamur Solutions for each Itinerary

In Europe, in many of the motorway and dual carriageway are charged fees or tolls by the State or by the concessionaires, and there is no uniformity on the amounts nor the method of payment in these.

In your routes throughout the European continent, whether you’re a transport company or individual, you must take into account the existence or non-existence of tolls; a service that offers greater comfort, safety and speed of travel.

In the field of tolls, Andamur count on solutions tailored to each client, that will allow you to travel the roads of a more dynamic and with the most competitive prices in the market. With the toll devices of Andamur you can simplify the management of your fleet, receive a single periodic payment, recovering the VAT of your expenses in Europe.

Let’s know the peculiarities of each country on this matter.

 

Spain

The network of great ways in Spain is divided into highways and motorways. The first concession can be toll or free; while the latter are free to use and free of charge, in charge of the State or of each Autonomous Community. Its network of high-capacity roads makes Spain the 11th largest country in the world in number of kilometers.

Andamur solutions: TRIBOX AIR and INTEROPERABLE EU

 

But what happens in other European countries:

 

 France

In France almost all the highways and motorways are toll roads, with costs that depend on each route measured in kilometers. The cost for trucks or trailers exceeding 2m in height is greater, applying an increase on the base fare, although it is a required step in the routes that are directed to the north and east of Europe.

If your company runs frequently the Gallic country, more convenient and faster is the payment by a toll device, to carry out the process automatically.

 Andamur solutions: TRIBOX AIR and INTEROPERABLE EU

 

PORTUGAL

In Portugal, the pass through the majority of the motorways, expressways and some tunnels and bridges has to be paid, combining two types of tolls, the traditional ” road-segment ”  and at the same time a modern toll system, specified with a large sign that reads  “only electronic toll collection”.

 Andamur Solutions : TRIBOX AIR and INTEROPERABLE EU

 

 

Italy

Almost all motorways in Italy are tolled. The amount of the rate depends on the distance and type of each vehicle.

The selection of the form of payment is by means of the choice of lane that will take you to the determined wheelhouse where a color code indicates its type: White for the payment in cash, blue for credit card payments and yellow for drivers who use the automatic payment system. If you are frequent your routes by the country, the most effective method is to hire a toll device, which  will allow you greater dynamism and many other advantages, such as the benefit of discounts paid by the State based on the volume of consumption and type of vehicle.

Andamur Solutions : INTEROPERABLE EU

 

AUSTRIA

Austria has a system of tolls for heavy vehicles based on the mileage, with rates that depend on the number of axles and emissions. Payment is made through the automatic device “Go-box”.

The device is placed on the inside of the windshield, registering automatically the distance travelled and the corresponding toll.

Andamur Solutions : GO-BOX and INTEROPERABLE EU

 

BELGIUM and BELGIAN TUNNEL

In Belgium highways and motorways management is regional and without tolls, less in the regions of Brussels, Flanders and Wallonia, which apply a rate for road maintenance.

On the other hand, tunnel of Liefkenshoek of the city of Antwerp also carries with it certain charges. The fee can be paid either by credit card or electronic system on board, with an amount that depends on the height of the vehicle (less than 2.75 mts or greater than 2.75 mts).

The most economical rate for both is the electronic system on board, in contrast with the credit card and the payment by cash; in which considerably increases the amount to pay.

Andamur solution : TRIBOX AIR

 

POLAND

Polish motorways are mandatory payment, then you will have to make it in each of the toll stations that make up the track, which can be made by cash or by credit card.

Vehicles  with a weight over 3.5 tonnes cannot use this toll manual payment system; must use an automatic payment system.

Andamur INTEROPERABLE EU

 

TOLL FREE COUNTRIES

Not all European countries charge a fee for using its road network: pointing out countries such as Holland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and the United Kingdom. However, that does not mean that, in certain circumstances or specific points in the network do not have to pay a toll.

With its offer of toll devices, Andamur puts at the disposal of companies and professionals transport all the facilities and solutions on the road. In the same way, whatever your itinerary (Spain, France, Portugal, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Austria and Poland), you will gain in security, efficiency and speed.

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Andamur participates in the I Transport Conferences

By placing the driver as a key piece of the business strategy

The Murcian company Andamur has participated, along with other specialists in the field, in  the I Transport Conferences 2018, which has been discussed, among other topics of interest,  the value of the sector and the study of new challenges ; serving as a meeting point between the main companies of the Region.

The Conference, organised by “La Verdad” and the Town Hall of Molina de Segura, has been inaugurated by Antonio González, General Director of “La Verdad”; Esther Clavero, Mayor of Molina de Segura and Patricio Valverde, Development Advisor for the Regional Council of Region of Murcia; counting on notable speeches as that of Manuel Pérez, General Secretary of Froet or José Ramón Díez de Revenga, General Director of Transport.

 

 

Andamur, from Miguel Ángel López, Managing Director and CEO of the company, has been part of the round table “Success Cases of transport companies”. In which, Miguel Angel  has highlighted the figure of the professional driver, committed to their well-being as a key piece of the process, making companies to be more competitive” .

This Day, held in this edition in Molina de Segura, promises to be a reference in the annual road map of companies, institutions and professionals of this sector.

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Andamur Adds a new associated station in Bera de Bidasoa (Navarra)

Covering all the exits of the border through Irun

Andamur clients may have, from 1 June, of all the services offered by the Noil station of Bera de Bidasoa (Navarra); being a strategic location to 10 km from the border with France.

With the addition of this station, along with those of San Román, Pamplona and the associated Gexa, covered all the exit points of the border of Irun.

Noil Bera de Bidasoa allows diesel refuelling  and Ad Blue, being accepted the payment by the  Andamur fuel cards.

 

In addition, customers of Andamur may benefit from other services such as:

 

  • Parking (Free when refuelling)
  • Free showers
  • Laundry service
  • Truck Washing area
  • Shop

 

Andamur incorporates this area to the more than 160 service stations located in 8 countries in Europe; a network of stations provided in connection with the main roads and European routes.

 

 

 S.E NOIL BERA DE BIDASOA

Industrial park Zalain, 18 A, 31789, Zalain (Navarra)

Tel: 948 630138➡️

43.27669 N

-1.7007 E

 

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Andamur: Building present committed to the future

One year since the implementation of the new Business Center

The Andamur Business Center is not only a work space, but much more; we speak of a three-storey building, modern and innovative character, with adapted facilities to offer a full range of services, providing even of a space dedicated to training.

In March 2017 Andamur began to take steps to become what it is today – creating the new Business Center of Lorca- a modern building, with endless possibilities and symbol of the company’s commitment to business growth, international expansion and adaptation of new services in each of its areas; in short, to go in the future and continue to be at the forefront an integral solution for professionals and transport companies, at the national and international level.

That commitment also carried with it the creation of new departments, new jobs and a restructuring of the team; without a doubt, an infrastructure that would enable them to carry out the great project of Andamur.

 

Internationalization, growth and professionalization

The enterprising character of Andamur, in addition to the need for its customers to grow internationally, boosted the growth strategy.

The goal was going to be, in addition to being able to serve its customers in Europe, offer differentiated services for which routes were easier to manage by the transport company, as well as more comfortable for the driver.

 

Approved Training Center

From the change to the Business Center, Andamur already has certified facilities for teaching Froet CAP courses.

In this way it has been possible to bring training to professionals and companies of transport located in the Guadalentín Valley and neighboring areas of Almeria.

New Board of Directors

The establishment of the governance body meant changes in the organizational structure of Andamur.

Juan Carlos López  was named Chairman of the Board of Directors, while Miguel Ángel López faced the General Direction of the company as CEO. On the other hand, the Board of Directors was consisted of the entire family owner and an External Advisor, Francisco José Sánchez-Montesinos García.

 

New departments and jobs

The Business Center of Andamur led the implementation of new departments, also the professionalization and new strategies in other existing, increased the number of employees (a total of 16 new positions).

 

 

 

  • Professionalization of the Financial Department

Economic/ Finance Officer: Bartolomé Benítez

  • Department of Business Development

Director: Antonio Alcaraz

  • Marketing Department

Marketing Manager: Ángeles Ruiz

  • Department of Retail

Director: Miguel Ángel Quiñonero

Department of Quality and Processes

 

Por todo ello, Andamur se ha convertido en referencia dentro del  tejido empresarial de la Región, colocándose en el  puesto 21 del ranking de empresas de la Región de Murcia.