Concrete prefabrication as opportunity (chapter 2)
From 200 to 1000 revolutions: when numbers make the difference
Technological innovation and quality: the secrets of SAS - Prefabricados de Hormigón’s success
Since the beginning of the 20th century, the Catalan company SAS - Prefabricados de Hormigón works constantly to improve the concrete prefabrication techniques, evolving both the production technologies and the products, and being responsive to consumers and market needs. The improvement and optimization of the production time becomes the first and main objective of the company. Today, products standardization, quality and, above all, automation are the goals of the new SAS generation.
In the history of SAS, the idea of prefabrication was born in a very specific moment of the country: between the 50s and 60s, decades characterized by an atrocious postwar and a very important economic and social delay. In 1959, the Stabilization Plan created the basis for the country evolution, favoring trade and financial liberalization. In the same period there is the explosion of massive tourism phenomenon and the consolidation of a new middle class. People wanted to improve their flats, to own a second residence, to go on vacation, etc. and this, surely, created new demands for building materials. But we still cannot define it as a conscious need of prefabricated elements.