SAS is a family-owned company that proudly preserves the family name.
Thanks to our respect for tradition and a strong desire to continuously adapt and keep the company thriving, five generations have already gone through more than 120 years of history of the company.
This tradition dates back to 1900 and along with the quality of our products and the service we offer, has made us leaders in the Spanish market.
SAS is also a recognised brand beyond our borders, in Portugal, Andorra, France, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
Our products target the construction, gardening, and swimming pool sectors, enabling us to create beautiful, pleasant environments, both indoors and outdoors.
They are technical solutions and decorative concepts of the highest quality and durability, with no internal reinforcement, meaning they do not rust or break and are even more durable.
Our slogan is COMMITMENT TO QUALITY, and for more than 120 years we have been manufacturing in accordance with the strictest standards of quality, innovation, and durability.
Our passion for QUALITY AND SERVICE encourages and inspires us to improve our manufacturing techniques and continue to offer the best possible products. Millions of pieces leave our factories every year.
Joan Sas i Gregori, great-great-grandfather of the current CEO, founded the company in May 1900 in Vilanova i la Geltrú (Barcelona).
What started out as an artificial stone workshop was transformed into a hydraulic mosaics factory in 1920. It moved to L’Hospitalet de Llobregat in 1945 to serve its main market, the city of Barcelona.
In the 1950s, the manufacture of hydraulic mosaics was left behind and SAS began to specialise in concrete items, which are currently known as decorative and ornamental products.
1958 was the year when the Montblanc factory (Conca de Barberà) began to operate, and SAS became a benchmark in the ornamental precast concrete sector.
In the mid-1960s, the company created a subsidiary in Igny (France), near Paris, which was sold in 1970 to an important French group.
In 1985, under the direction of Joaquim Sas i Sanahuja, the export activity was resumed, and the market expanded, greatly benefitting company profits. SAS has had a subsidiary in France since 1999.
More product ranges, more staff, more customers. This is why the first stone was laid for a second factory in Pira (Conca de Barberà), on a 169,000 m2 plot in October 2000. The Pira factory began manufacturing activities in March 2004.
In 1998, SAS received the award for the “Best Business Initiatives of 1998”, granted by El Periódico de Catalunya.
In 2000, on the company’s hundred-year anniversary, SAS received the “Placa Francesc Macià” award from the Government of Catalonia to celebrate 100 years of business activity.
In 2011, Adrià Sas i Gimeno, the current CEO, joined the company with the aim of consolidating digital transformation in all departments – but without losing sight of the past and with a strong desire to keep adapting and thriving as a company.
The Pira factory was expanded in 2011 and again in 2018 to improve production, storage capacity, as well as manufacturing and logistics techniques.
Now, the factory is most certainly adapted to current market needs and ready to supply our customers with reliability, speed, and the same quality as we always do.
In 2018, SAS incorporated a new range of products, under the Sonoma by SAS brand. Concrete wine and beer tanks are a challenge we’re facing with enthusiasm, and they are being very well received by wineries and oenologists throughout Europe.