Galgo Europe Wins National Export Award
Galgo Pre-Q was recently honoured with the “National Export Award of Mexico 2009-2010” (Premio Nacional de Exportacion). According to the company, Galgo was the only company of its type to have received this prize “making us best-in-class in what we do.”
Since its foundation in 1952 Galgo Pre-Q has aimed to combine modern rubber manufacturing and laboratory equipment with a total quality management system. In 1999, Galgo Pre-Q systems received ISO 9001 certification recognized by ANSI RAB (U.S.A) and DAR (Germany). But last year this was re-certified at ISO 9001 version 2008. Company representatives say the certification assures clients that the company uses high quality processes and keeps a continuous improvement programme. They also point out that part of Galgo Pre-Q’s process SAP R/3 integrated computer systems provide “timely and accurate information upon which to make operational decisions.”
Another development that has taken place at the company in recent times is its adaptation to clean oil legislation. “The only European Union regulation we have had to adapt our products to, is the REACH, EC No. 1907/2006, for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals regulation in force since January 2010 and we would therefore like to communicate that all the products of Galgo Pre-Q Europe do not contain Substances of Very High Concern (SHVC), and comply with the Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) regulation,” company representatives told Tyres & Accessories.
First quarter sales double
According to company representatives, business in 2010 has behaved differently than last year. First off there is said to have been a rapid recovery since the beginning of the year, with sales doubling in the first quarter of the year. However, the company points out that this points more to a period of recovery rather than growth compared with the long-term average.
Galgo Pre-Q runs three production plants in Mexico. The company produces tread rubber for the OTR products and other related products as well as inner tubes, truck tyre flaps, industrial rubber footwear, and automotive parts. It reports extensive experience in Europe, but also supplies in North America, Canada and the Latin American with its spread covering more than 50 countries worldwide.
Galgo Pre-Q treads first began rolling on European roads in 2002, having started on American highways in 1987. Pre-Q Galgo Europe N.V./S.A. operates a distribution and sales centre office in Tongeren, Belgium and is a branch and the only distributor of Industrias de Hule Galgo in Europe.