EU Business Awards 2018

EU BUSINESS NEWS / 2018 EU Business Awards 17 , Somafel - Engenharia e Obras Ferroviárias, S.A. Railway Engineering Company of the Year - Iberia Nov18515 Specialized in the construction of railways, Somafel - Engenharia e Obras Ferroviárias, S.A. draws onmore than 60 years’ experience to offer its clients the very highest possible standards of service. We profile the firm to find out more about the range of projects it has undertaken over the last six decades and how these have helped it to achieve the enviable success it enjoys today. procedures applicable in the client’s organization are migrated to the procedures adopted in the projects. By analysing all the involved stakeholders, their requirements, their needs and often their desires, this innovative company proposes and implements project changes that result in improvements to the project. This strategy results in a crucial benefit, since it incorporates in every single project, no matter the size of it, the most recent technological advances in the railway field but also the experience and know-how acquired by Somafel throughout its 62 year of history. Accompanying the market tendencies in each country it operates, Somafel’s main clients both in Europe and Africa are state corporations that own the railway infrastructure in countries such as Portugal, France, Morocco or Algeria. In the South American market, where the state intervention in railway Infrastructure is less present, Somafel’s main clients are private companies, usually mining related, that own several thousands of kilometres of railway lines. Going forward, Somafel’s plans for the future are to continue the work that it has developed in the last 62 years. Always striving to be at the cutting-edge technology in the railway business, the firm is constantly seeking to utilise the most recent equipment available in the market. Working closely and with a spirit of partnership with its clients, over the coming years the firm will continue searching for market opportunities compatible with the company’s skills and know-how. This dynamic approach will help Somafel as it works on a wide range of new projects in the UK, France, Morocco and beyond. Originally established in 1956 as a specialized construction company in the field of railway engineering, Somafel is now the leading company in railway and overhead power lines in Portugal. Over the years, Somafel gained a steady and sustained growth that enabled it with strong entrepreneurial skills, means and resources. This strategy allowed the internationalization and evolution of the company in all the fields of railway construction business. Today, the firm’s fields of expertise vary between conventional track and overhead power lines construction, maintenance and renewal of existing lines, subway and tramway construction and also special rail projects like crane rails and slab track lines. In more recent years Somafel has operated in eight countries, spread over three different continents. The projects in which the company has been involved where developed in four different gauges. Since inception, Somafel’s mission has been to deliver to its clients the projects entrusted to it, fulfilling the client’s specifications in all fields, namely quality, due dates and reliability. Furthermore, Somafel implements in every project a Project Management strategy that allows it to go over and above the client specifications. Working closely with the clients assures that all the compliance Contact Details Company: Somafel - Engenharia e Obras Ferroviárias, S.A. Name: Rui Costa Web Address: www.somafel.pt

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