The Spanish Company of Petróleos SAU, known by the acronym Cepsa, it was the largest business force in Andalusia in 2020, with a volume of turnover of more than 7,643.91 million euros, as determined by the ranking of the 1,200 largest companies in the community, research published by the magazine Economic Andalusia.
The Spanish oil company, despite the pandemic, repeat like this at the top of the list, as I did in 2019. The study ‘Ranking of exporting companies in Andalusia’, from the aforementioned magazine, also places Cepsa at the head of the Andalusian territory in this area, with exports worth 2.8 million euros.
Thus, as reported by the company in a press release, the leadership achieved by Cepsa in the region is possible thanks to the company’s “firm commitment” to Andalusia, where it is located two industrial complexes in Palos de la Frontera (Huelva) and San Roque (Cádiz), «With innovative refining and petrochemical facilities, as well as a gas bottling plant in Dos Hermanas (Seville) and a wind farm in Jerez (Cádiz). It also has 264 service stations and a presence in ten Andalusian ports.
In addition, the maritime terminals it has in San Roque and Huelva suppose «a positive impact on the maritime traffic of both
zones ”. Andalusia is “the quintessential example” of the integrated business model that characterizes Cepsa, with high operational integration reinforced by the physical integration of the facilities, which allows “maximizing efficiency and increasing synergies”.
Almost 3,000 jobs directly
Cepsa has been located and growing in Andalusia for 56 years. The start-up of the Palos and San Roque refineries, as well as their chemical plants, and the weight of their port traffic, were the spearheads in industrial development and the promotion of employment and professional academic training in the provinces from Cádiz and Huelva.
At present, the company is world leader from Andalusia
in the LAB market, raw material for biodegradable detergents, and
Cumene; and it is second in the production of phenol and acetone. It also counts
with two of the most efficient refineries in Europe in Palos and San Roque, the latter being the one with the highest capacity in Spain.
This industrial force results in the stable and quality employment of more than 2,850 professionals directly in the Andalusian autonomous community, around 4,760 people indirectly and 5,907 indirectly. Total, 13,600 jobs in the Andalusian territory.
The future of the company is also Andalusian since, from a geostrategic point of view, Andalusia constitutes an unbeatable environment for business development by being door to Europe, America and Africa. To the ports in the territory must be added their potential in renewable energy and “its clear commitment to sustainability and the ecological transition, always incorporating the best available technologies and adapting processes to market demands and regulations.”
In addition, the company is “pioneer” in new ways of working and digitization in industrial environments. Through various initiatives, Cepsa is committed to new technologies to be a benchmark of the fourth industrial revolution.
90 years of experience
Finally through Cepsa Foundation, a benchmark in Spain and Andalusia, social, educational and environmental actions are developed in Huelva and Campo de Gibraltar to help improve the society that hosts Cepsa’s industrial facilities, including the Cepsa Foundation Chairs at the Universities of Cádiz ( UCA), Huelva (UHU), Seville (US) and Malaga (UMA), the conservation of Laguna Primera de Palos and the Madrevieja Environmental Station and the enhancement of the archaeological site of Carteia.
Cepsa is a global energy and chemical company that operates from start to finish at all stages of the oil and gas value chain. Cepsa also manufactures products from raw materials of vegetable origin and operates in the renewable energy sector. Cepsa has 90 years of experience and a team of more than 10,000 employees that combines technical excellence and adaptability. Cepsa’s operations are present on five continents.