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Oct 28 2019

A spanish company, PRIMAFRIO (Region of Murcia, SPAIN) is looking to join projects

ORGANIZATION PROFILE

This Spanish company was set up over 50 years ago with a very clear goal: to become a global land refrigerated transport company which ensures their clients receive a comprehensive quality service.
Our commitment to innovation and quality has led us to improve every day, both technologically and logistically, by establishing strategic alliances with National and European partners in order to achieve the most comprehensive national and international coverage.


Murcia is our main base, with a close relationship with fruit and vegetable sector offering solutions to our current social and technological challenges.


We have become the leading land refrigerated transport company in Spain and Europe.
With a 300,000m2 surface area (15,000m2 for a cross-docking warehouse) as well as 106 loading and unloading docks, we have now the logistical and operational capacity and flexibility required to meet each and every challenge and demand of today’s market. Our facilities are equipped with the latest information and  communication systems, garages, our own petrol station with 32 petrol pumps, a laundry, rest areas for drivers, a restaurant, a playroom and a canteen.

With regards to Innovation, the company has developed strategic alliances with multiple technological partners, such as Tecnalia- a reference technological research and development centre in Europe- for the development of lines of research in logistic transport R&D projects. The company also joined the board of Fundación Cotec and Fundación Isaac Peral as another effort to improve our efficiency, services and competitiveness. The company has launched three University Chairs research programmes in the fields of transport and logistics, in collaboration with Universities.

The model of the company considers technology along the processes by equipping our fleet with the latest tracking and safety systems. The company also carries out predictive and preventive maintenance through cutting-edge temperature control devices in order to prevent any incidents with the goods being transported.
Euro VI engines in all our vehicles and our annual fleet renewal programme as well as the incorporation of gas (LNG)-fuelled lorries as an alternative transport modality, are part of our commitment with the environment and the reduction of pollutant emissions.


Quality is always a prerequisite:

  • •ISO 9001:2015 Certification, which certifies a quality management system is developed and implemented so that we are at the forefront of our industry.
  • ISO 14001:2015 Certification, which certifies an environmental management system is developed and implemented to reduce pollution, waste and energy consumption.
  • Good Distribution Practice of medicinal products for human use (GDP) Certification.
  • IFS Certification for food product transport at room temperature or controlled temperature.

The company has also implemented a hazard analysis and critical control points system (HACCP), which ensures the highest quality in transport by controlling and assessing risk points.
The company leads the CONHICAM project, “Design and validation of a hybrid electric device for lorry with semi-trailer”, with file number RTC-2017-6320-4, since 2018 being implemented successfully. Funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities – State Investigation Agency and co-funded by the European Union through the ERDF funds under the call for CHALLENGES-COLLABORATION 2017, which supports projects with the cooperation of companies and research
bodies to promote technological development, innovation and quality research.

Recently, “LONGRUN Proyect” financed by H2020 as well as “Logistic 4.0” financed by CDTI at a National level, are an example that the company considers innovation as the key point in order to offer excellence services for clients and satisfy social demands.
Other innovation projects are in evaluation process submitted to Horizon 2020, CDTI (State Research Agency), INFO (Regional Innovation Agency) and other Funding institutions.

 

CONTRIBUTION TO THE PROPOSAL

The company can offer a deep knowledge about International transport and logistic, after more than 50 years managing a huge number of vehicles, being always open to improve its competitiveness through the development of innovation projects in any of the areas of the company.

As it mentioned above, the company has experience and leads the CONHICAM project, “Design and validation of a hybrid electric device for lorry with semi-trailer”, with file number RTC-2017-6320-4, since 2018 being implemented successfully. Funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities – State nvestigation Agency and co-funded by the European Union through the ERDF funds under the call for CHALLENGES- COLLABORATION 2017, which supports projects with the cooperation of companies and research bodies to promote technological development, innovation and quality research.

Other innovation projects are at the moment in definition phase or in evaluation process submitted to Horizon 2020, CDTI (State Research Agency), INFO (Regional Innovation Agency) and other Funding institutions.

We are a reliable and active partner with international implementation and open vision, ready to face the forthcoming challenges. Our closed relations with technological and innovative ecosystem mainly in the area of our main basis, could be an attractive situation to get in touch with us.

 

PROGRAMME OF INTEREST AND CALL

Horizon 2020- TRANSPORT CALL- 2020

. Mobility for Growth

- Low Carbon Sustainable Transport
LC-MG-1-14-2020 Understanding and mitigation effect on the public health of emerging non-regulated nanoparticle emissions issues and noise.

- Safe, Integrated & Resilient Transport Systems
MG-2-6-2019 Moving freight by water: sustainable infrastructure and innovative vessels
MG-2-11-2020: Network and traffic management for future mobility
MG-2-12-2020: Improving road safety by effectively monitoring working patterns and overall fitness of drivers
MG-2-13-2020: Coordination and support for an integrated freight transport and logistics system
MG-2-14-2020: The effects of automation on the transport labour force, future working conditions and skills requirements

- Global Lidership & Competitiveness
MG-3-8-020: ‘First of a Kind’solutions for sustainable transport and mobility: EU initiative for accelerating EU- wide market access, scale up and derisking

- Accounting for people
MG-4-7-2020: Digitalisation of the transport system: data sharing
MG-4-8- 2020: Advanced research methods and tools in support of transport/ mobility researchers, planners and policy makers

. Digitalizing & Transforming EU Industry & Services: Automated Road Transport

DT-ART-05-2020: Efficient and safe connected and automated heavy commercial vehicles in real logistics operations

. Building a low Carbon Resilient Future: Green Vehicle

LC-GV-06-2020-Advanced light materials and their production processes for automotive applications
LC-GV-07-2020-Reducing the environmental impact of hybrid light duty vehicles
LC-GV-08-2020-Next generation electrified vehicles for urban and suburban use


LIFE

Subprogramme Environment

- Environment and resource efficiency traditional projects
- Nature and biodiversity traditional projects
- Environmental governance and information traditional projects

Subprogramme Action for climate

- Climate change mitigation traditional projects
- Climate change adaptation traditional projects

- Climate governance and information traditional projects
Any other programme or initiatives dealing with refrigeration transport of fruits and vegetables,
and its impact on the environment.