SOLTRA turns 20 – To see you grow another twenty more

5 Feb. 2020 | SOLTRA

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SOLTRA turns 20 – To see you grow another twenty more

5 Feb. 2020 | SOLTRA

This is a special year for SOLTRA. Twenty years have passed since the project of Mr. Antonino was launched in the town of La Virgen del Camino (León) whose objective is the labor insertion of people with disabilities. Antonino Fernández was very clear. It was necessary to place a bet on the most underprivileged, but the word charity did not enter into their concept of entrepreneur. That is why he chose two others that synthesize the objective: solidarity and work, in short, SOLTRA. A non-profit entity with the clear objective of achieving the autonomy of people with different abilities through the generation of decent employment. Project to which the Dominics joined. as well as, Caja España ( UNICAJA) and Gureak.

At present and after twenty years of activity his dream is coming true and it is his nephew Carlos Fernández who continues his legacy with equal enthusiasm. SOLTRA has become an entity that generates and manages stable job opportunities and conveniently adapted to people with different abilities.

Initially there were 22 people who began working on the project, mainly engaged in industrial assembly, crimping and assembly of wiring for automotive parts. At December 2019, the workforce in Spain was 446 workers, of whom 89% have some type of disability (intellectual, physical, sensory and mental illness).

In 2018 SOLTRA took the step towards its internationalization, opening new offices in Mexico and Denmark, making the project with almost 1000 workers.

But the growth has not only been in the number of employees and offices but also in the creation of new lines of work, which translates into new job opportunities. Currently industrial activities are carried out (assembly, logistics, textile) and related to the service sector (marketing, laundry, cleaning, distribution and gardening) all of them under the highest quality standards (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, IATF 16949).

Throughout 2020 there will be numerous acts and activities that will be carried out to celebrate this special anniversary, among others, the launching last month, “12 months 12 causes” in which every month coverage and dissemination of a theme of special social awareness will be made.

In January the protagonist was the environment and as an outstanding activity the symbolic act of planting a tree was carried out under the slogan “To see you grow another 20 years”. Trees are one of the greatest allies of the environment. Planting a tree means planting life for all the benefits that it brings both to Nature and to Humanity. Those responsible for carrying out this task were a representation of the first SOLTRA workers: Lucas, Roberto, Marcos, Mª Cielo, Noelia, Jacqueline and Beatriz together with Francisco Javier Díaz (director of the Services Division) one of the pioneers of the project . After the event, a raffle for gifts was held between the SOLTRA staff, resulting in winners: Margarita Fernández, Mª Pilar Aristegui and Luis Casado, who received a basket with typical products from León.

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