The SAS company heritage, which dates back to the year 1900, has always been a source of great pride for us. We are proud to continue in that heritage as we take up the challenges to further advance the company and its image both of which have been forged by the efforts and dedication of hundreds of collaborators for over nine decades.
Without forgetting the past, here at SAS the present and future are our primary concern. Our objectives are clear: QUALITY AND SERVICE, as always.
In recent years, we have been able to consolidate our product range and include new models. We have also succeeded in expanding and improving an extensive commercial network, and opening up the export market for the company. None of this would have been possible without the ideal combination of experience and technical progress, enthusiasm and efficiency, quality and production capacity.
Meticulously selected materials and intelligent design combine to produce a sound product which is both elegant and versatile.
SAS was founded in May 1900 in Vilanova i la Geltrú (45 Km. south of Barcelona) by Mr. Joan Sas i Gregori, great-great-grandfather of the current CEO.
The company was initially set up as an “artificial stone” workshop, but in 1920 it was converted into a “hydraulic tile” factory. In 1945 the company moved to Hospitalet de Llobregat, closer to its main market: Barcelona city.
Around the mid-1950s the company stopped manufacturing hydraulic tiles and began to specialize in the products for which it is known today: “decorative and ornamental products.”
The Montblanc factory (Conca de Barberà) came into operation in 1958, and the position of SAS has become a benchmark for the prefabricated concrete industry.
In the mid-1960s the company began to export its products to France, setting up a subsidiary in the town of Igny, near Paris. The subsidiary was sold off to a major French group in 1970.
SAS resumed its export activities in 1985 under the leadership of the current CEO, Joaquim Sas i Sanahuja. Exports allowed the company to expand its markets, increasing the company’s profits.
Following the growth of its product range, staff, and customers, in October 2000 SAS decided to purchase a 205,000 m2 plot of land to build a second factory, in the town of Pira, and in March 2004 production at this new plant got underway.
We currently have two factories in Conca de Barberà (Tarragona): the Montblanc factory, with a floor area of almost 10,000 m2and the Pira factory, with a floor area of around 9,000 m2.
We have had subsidiaries in France since September 1999.
SAS received the “BEST CORPORATE INITIATIVES OF 1998” award from El Periódico de Catalunya.
In December 2000 we received the “FRANCESC MACIÀ PLAQUE” awarded by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Regional Government of Catalonia) to mark the company’s 100th anniversary.
The Montblanc factory celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2008.
As of 2010, we have been in the French market for 25 years.
The current Chairman of the Management Board, Joaquim Sas i Sanahuja, is also Chairman of the Catalan Association of Manufacturers of Prefabricated Cement Products and By-products and Deputy Chairman of FEDCAM.
In 2011 Adrià Sas Gimeno, current CEO, joined the company to consolidate the digital transformation across all of the company’s departments without losing sight of the past, but with a clear determination to adapt and keep going in the future.
In 2011 and then in 2018, the Pira factory was expanded in order to improve production, stock capacity, manufacturing techniques, and logistics to adapt to the current market.
We currently have logistics centers in Castellón (Spain), Bourgbarre and Colomiers (France), and Castellarano (Italy).