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Escofet 1886
Research, creativity and technology
for the future


ESCOFET is a Barcelona-based industry that designs and manufactures quality, high-class products in architectural concrete and cast stone.

Thanks to its long experience, audacity and future vision, Escofet is now a market leader, a meeting point for the industrial avant-garde and modern architecture.

Our pioneering strategy involving the anticipation of demand, in interaction with our designers, our research leadership, our creation of an universal vocabulary of
urban elements, and our well-chosen logistical service, have all been key components in the growth and world-wide expansion of Escofet.

Since its foundation, Escofet has helped to improve citizens' quality of life and stimulate their imagination. Our heavy reliance on innovation and our constructive criteria have opened up new fields in the creation of city spaces and building, making the most of cutting edge technology applied to the excellent qualities of concrete and other materials as well.

Escofet encourages the creation of timeless city spaces. Our products have an unfading style thanks to their rigorously researched design, their universal application and their strict material condition that defines an urban vocabulary linked to history while looking towards the future.


Innovation and work
ESCOFET embodies a different, open style of work. Our basic principles are
multidisciplinary exchanges with teams of consultant architects, designers and artists who have a special ability to reinterpret every process, each material, over and over again until they come up with results that provide us with the ability to create and disseminate new solutions.

Our long experience makes it easy for us to provide full support as specialist consultants for the development of highly complex projects and provide made-to-measure solutions. Escofet is thus an architect-project-product interface. An interface with an optimum competitive edge and ability to manage any project and standardize unique items, no matter how complex, in a new catalogue of more stimulating elements for widespread use.

We nurture and promote corporate innovation, not only in terms of production but also in the creation of intangible values: our material culture and the image associated with our trademark, are the Escofet paradigm.
Evolution of our logo
1905, Josep Pascó 1932, Leo Zeller 1960, Alexandre Cirici 1974, América Sánchez 1992, América Sánchez
Chronology
1886
Company foundation
Paver manufacturer ESCOFET y FORTUNY, Sociedad Colectiva, founded by Jaume Escofet. Later became Escofet y Tejero. Awarded the 1888 Barcelona World Trade Fair Gold Medal.
1906
Modernist hydraulic tiles.
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1916
Conquest of urban space.
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1950
Cast stone changes the face of the city.
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1970
Facades open up to new technology.
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1979
Street furniture becomes a mirror of the city.
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1980
A natural step towards internationalization.
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1992
Great projects, great challenges.
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2001
Escofet and design: an inexhaustible encounter.
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2004
Presence and character in new streetscapes.
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2010
Features that create landscapes.
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Quality & Expertise
Commitment to specialization
and technology
Today, Escofet is still in constant evolution, with a fairly similar corporate and production policy that has been revitalized and updated in the following aspects:

- Production approached in industrial rather than craft terms. Our industrial perspective is enriched by a strategy linked to tertiary services, design, research and development of products for special architecture and urban landscape projects. Customers need to know that Escofet takes a double-pronged line of action: the design and manufacture of standard products, but at the same time, the design and manufacture of products for special projects…

- Proprietary technology: The pioneering spirit of our products has always been underpinned by constant adaptations in our company's technological systems.

- From pavements to sub-systems: Escofet initially focused on indoor and outdoor paving, but today, our products have become intrinsic components of building systems for architecture and urban infrastructure (facades and street furniture).
- Policy of blending art and industry: Definition of our products in collaboration with leading architects and designers. Global trends have steered us towards a type of specialization in which corporations evolve from their traditional role as mere suppliers of street furniture into specialist consultants in the development of increasingly complex projects. In this context, Escofet is a veritable architect-project-product interface with an optimum competitive edge for managing these projects and standardising unique products for widespread use, regardless of their complexity.
Responsibility
and Sustainability
Commitment to People
and the Environment
In the course of its history, ESCOFET 1886 SA has forged a corporate philosophy using the criteria of respect for the environment, workplace security and safety, and quality. This same philosophy was the motivation for our Environmental Management System, which culminated in 2005 with the ISO 14001 Standard, certified by AENOR.

In 2008, ESCOFET 1886 S.A incorporated the OHSAS 18001 Workplace Security and Health Standard into the company's management system as part of our ongoing improvements. This process concluded with official certification in 2010. Our voluntary inclusion of these new standards with a view to meeting social and environmental demands are clear proof of ESCOFET's desire and commitment to ongoing improvements and the inclusion of a value-added people- and environment-friendly component in its products.
CORPORATE CERTIFICATIONS
Material and Molds
Research and Innovation
The industrial designs developed by Escofet inevitably require constant audacity to expand the potential of cast stone as a material, including its production process, from items requiring simple manufacture (steps, curbs, etc. ), to utterly unique elements. Our products are developed under the coordination of a designer and our technicians, making the manufacturing method as such a participant in the project's conceptual base.

Every context requires a different approach, which is why Escofet works with a broad palette of materials (moulded cast stone, cast aluminium, stainless steel, Cor-Ten steel, wood, glass and plastic), permanently researching and innovating to ensure top quality textures and colours with crafted finishes that provide high value.

A product conceived as an industrial object requires specific technology for each high-quality mould. We use steel, fibreglass-reinforced polyester, elastomers and wood, depending on the shape of the pieces and the envisaged output. An outer metal reinforcement is included to withstand the weight and the stress during the mould's filling, handling and final removal. The curved Naguisa modular bench is a good example of the limitless potential of our models and moulds for the production of complex geometries.
Escofet
Headquarters
ESCOFET 1886 SA
Head office and production
Polígono Industrial La Torre
Montserrat 162
E 08760 Martorell
Barcelona - Spain
T.00 34 93 773 71 50
F.00 34 93 773 71 66
info@escofet.com
www.escofet.com
GPS Coordinates
Latitude 41º 29’ 18.70’‘ (N)
Longitude 1ª 54’ 53,29’’ (E)
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Company
structure
Ramón Farré-Escofet. Chairman
Marcos López-Antich. General Manager mlopezantich@escofet.com
Santiago Farré-Escofet, Deputy General Manager
Ana Lorente. Director for Systems Administration alorente@escofet.com
Enric Pericas. Urban Elements Manager epericas@escofet.com
Daniel Narváez. Commercial Manager dnarvaez@escofet.com
Jorge Requeno. Technical Department Manager jrequeno@escofet.com


SPAIN AREA MANAGER:
Daniel Narváez (BCN) dnarvaez@escofet.com
Cesar Pinilla (MAD) cpinilla@escofet.com


FRANCE AREA MANAGER:
Frederic Hierundie fhierundie@escofet.com


ITALY AREA MANAGER:
Vicenç Ysamat vysamat@escofet.com
Escofet
Network
FAD
Promotion of the Arts and Design

www.fadweb.org
ADI-FAD
FAD Industrial Designers' Association

www.adifad.org
ANDECE/ANfhARQ
National Association of Architectural Concrete Wall Manufacturers

www.panelarquitectonico.org
www.andece.org
AMEC/AMEC URBIS
Spanish Association of Street Furniture Manufacturers

www.amec.es
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I DERIVATS DEL CIMENT
DE CATALUNYA

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