INDUSTRY_TOOLS_2019 EGA Master exhibits in Ferroforma- Industry Tools 2019 from June 4th to 6th in Bilbao Exhibition Centre (BEC) the number 2 tool fair in Europe.
With a significantly increased focus in industry, the fair will help to open up new business opportunities, gaining access to industrial sectors such as the aerospace, automotive, railway, textile, food and beverage, energy, etc.
In this edition, EGA Master will have once again an innovative stand with four interesting areas for the visitors that will display pipe tools, anti-drop solutions, hand tools and safety solutions. This year EGA Master will make demos of their new geolocation system EGALOC, their latest SMART STATIONS and all the new innovations regarding Controlled Tightening solutions.

EGA Master has won the 2018 International Quality Innovation Award in the category of business innovation at a ceremony held in Beijing held last night. The Award was signed by the President of Finland Mr. Sauli Niinistö.
EGA Master had already won the award at national level, which allowed it to progress to the international one together with 450 other companies and institutions from the rest of the world. The Quality Innovation Award is a competition that was created in 2007 by Excellence Finland Laatukeskus in co-operation with the European Foundation of Quality Management – EFQM, and the Chinese Association for Quality.
The innovative practice that merited the award was the development of a new business line focused on 4.0 Engineering Solutions such as Smart Stations, high advanced Tool Control Systems (with radiofrequency, laser and artificial vision technologies) or geolocation services, including a specific successful project for the manufacturing of the Airbus 350 doors.

The United Nations (UN) has selected us as supplier of non-sparking tool sets for their landmine removal project in Iraq.
This project is being carried out together with the Ministry of Health and Environment and the Mine Action Agency, including the autonomous Kurdistan region.
EGA Master has manufactured fully personalized tool sets of non-sparking and non-magnetic tolos, with the goal of supplying their technicians with the necessary equipment to fulfil the project.

The Turkish refinery Socar Turcas Aegean Refinery (STAR), one of the largest oil and gas operations in Europe, Middle East, and Africa, has chosen EGA Master as their brand for non-sparking and industrial hand tools. Among other reasons, EGA Master has been selected for its ability to design and develop for Socar a new valve wrench that has been manufactured according to its specifications.

The STAR refinery is the biggest one built in Europe in decades, and the first one built in Turkey in the last 30 years. It is a 6.3 billion dollar project built by the international consortium of companies formed by SAIPEM, TĂ©cnicas Reunidas, GS Engineering, and Itochu.

Through this Project, EGA Master once again demonstrates the value that its wide product range and its flexibility to manufacture to a company´s own specifications represents for large infrastructure projects.

EGA Master has donated 5 complete pallets of tools worth over EUR 12,000 to the mobile hospital project in Brazil, promoted by Sir Jesus Moraza, Bishop Emeritus of Labrea in the Amazon (Brazil).

The “Laguna Negra” hospital-ship is improving the health of people living along the Purus River, a tributary of the Amazon River in Brazil. The project provides medical, dental and general nursing consultations to around 5,000 people in each campaign, and delivers training for the general population in oral health, health prevention, child health monitoring, healthy eating and water use and treatment, among others.

With this donation, EGA Master wants to make a small contribution to ensure the continuity of this important project in an area where health and educational resources for the local population are scarce.

In an international study carried out among its distributors in more than 150 countries, customers have valued their overall satisfaction with EGA Master with a spectacular 8.73 out of 10.

Some of the areas where EGA Master scored highest, with an A, include customer service (9.07 points out of 10), agility and flexibility to meet customer needs (8,89 points out of 10) and quality (8,69 points out of 10). The chart below shows the scores obtained across all the different factors assessed.

EGA Master is trusted by some of the most prestigious and demanding companies in the world, which have confirmed once again that they consider the company as a strong partner for the development of their businesses. Some testimonials of the experience of these companies with EGA Master can be seen on the following link:

EGA Master celebrated once again the traditional and annual Golden Wrench Awards. The ceremony took place during the Christmas lunch, which is yearly celebrated by the company in the famous “Zaldiaran” restaurant.
This year the prize winners were Sergio Basconcillos and Román Perez in Values, Julio César Sánchez, Jesús Jiménez and Amaia San Martín in Improvement Suggestions, Ainhoa Santalla and Julio César Sánchez for their loyalty to the company and Marcello Braghieri in the category of Best Salesman.

During November and December, EGA Master has participated in the “Conflict Free Technology” initiative in collaboration with the NGO Alboan.
As part of this initiative, EGA Master employees have collected old mobile phones, as a means of increasing the awareness of the link between the technology we use daily and the ongoing war in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The benefits resulting from this effort will be used to support the people who are suffering the consequences of the war in the country.

EGA Master has manufactured customized tools for Maserati, the Italian luxury sports car company, with the company´s logo laser marked on every unit. Maserati joins other automotive manufacturers like Audi, Mercedes, BMW, etc. as users of EGA Master tools for the safe and efficient operation of their production lines.

The Human Resources Director of EGA Master Jesus Jimenez has received in Bilbao, on November 28th, the Confebask Award of the Employer Federation as Instructor of the Year. This new award consolidates EGA Master as a pillar of Vocational Training in the country.