ROLSER WITH SOCIAL INTEGRATION.

 

 

Rolser and the Espurna Foundation have signed an agreement through which the members of this Foundation collaborate at their work centres by producing some of the bags for the shopping trolleys with a view to promote the social and occupational integration of people with learning disabilities.

This Foundation focuses its philosophy on the comprehensive development of people with disabilities. Said development is centred around the idea that by promoting their skills, their disabilities will be reduced or mitigated.

Among others, the Foundation provides the following resources:

  • Day centre (20 users)
  • Occupational centre (80 users)
  • 15 Supervised Houses (Gandía)
  • 7 Supervised Houses (Torrente)
  • Special Work centre (70 users)
  • 3 PCFB training programmes relating to catering, cooking and ceramics.
  • Early intervention centre.
  • Leisure and free time.

With this project, at Rolser we aim to fight against the exclusion of people with different learning disabilities.

In addition to this association, Rolser also has an agreement with ESCLATEC (Special Occupational Centre for the inclusion into the labour market of seriously disabled people), as well as further collaborations with SIQUE (Private Foundation for Learning Disabilities), La Casa de Xuklis (shelter house for the families of children with cancer in Barcelona), Casa Ronald McDonald (another shelter house for children with cancer in Valencia), Fundación Blas Méndez (help for children with difficult-to-cure cancer), etc...

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ROLSER SUCCESSFULLY PASSES ITS CONTINUOUS WORKING DAY.

 

 

In January 2015, ROLSER agreed to try out for one year a continuous working day from 7:00h to 15:00h for all its staff; production and administration, with their pertinent breaks. After eighteen months it has been proven that this was a very good and productive decision.

We had read that companies which had adapted to these working hours had improved their productivity, but we have now been able to confirm this.

Not only has productivity been good, but this change in working hours also has a positive effect on the workers as it enables them to better reconcile work and family life. The members of staff are much happier and therefore the company also benefits.

A study has proven that these working hours:

  • Increase the motivation of the employees and helps them optimise their time. By having more free time after finishing their work day, they are happier.
  • Reduces stress.
  • Reduces absenteeism.
  • Increases productivity. Greater involvement. Employees are more motivated.

We would like to thank all companies who work with us; couriers, suppliers, creditors, who have adapted to our new working hours without any impediment, have supported us and helped us throughout this important change.

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ESCLATEC AND ROLSER HAVE SIGNED AN AGREEMENT.

 

 

Esclatec and Rolser have signed an agreement for working together in manufacturing a new motorised shopping trolley model.

Both parties have designed and will jointly manufacture this product, which will be on the market in October under the name ROLSER by ESCALTEC.

Last Friday, 24 July, Rolser S.A. signed an agreement with Escaltec, a special employment centre of the Esclat Association for developing a new motorised shopping trolley model which will be manufactured jointly by both entities and will be presented in autumn in a Barcelona market.

This event for presenting the new project and the signing of the agreement, which has been very emotive, was presented by the communicator Miquel Calçada, included a performance by Joan Dausà and took place at the Barcelona Activa Auditorium.

This product, which improves existing models and will be marketed as of autumn under the name ROLSER by ESCLATEC, is aimed at facilitating the mobility and quality of life of its users. The technical personnel within both companies have worked together to design the prototype, which was presented by Xavier Caballero, Director of Escaltec, and Javier Gilabert, engineer at Rolser.

At present, fruit of the research carried out in its Research, Development and Innovation department (I+D+I2), Escaltec has created a motorised shopping trolley model, MERCAR®., which is protected by a European patent. The prototype presented by Escaltec and Rolser brings together the experience of the current Escaltec trolley and different modifications and adaptations from other models manufactured by Rolser.

Aside from offering a useful and innovative product for improving the mobility of people, the main objective behind this project is to create stable quality employment for disable people with special difficulties..

This project for designing, manufacturing and marketing motorised shopping trolleys is fruit of the commitment, shared valued and working synergies between both companies due to their existing affinity and the awareness they share with regards to disabled people.

In this sense, during the event, Joan Bertran, the Chairman of Esclat, and Joan Server, the Chairman of Rolser, signed a collaboration agreement which establishes mutual support in the activity which both companies carry out.

The event was ended by the Vice President of the Government of Catalonia, Neus Munté, and included an intervention by the Commissioner for Cooperative, Social and Supportive Economy of Barcelona City Council, Jordi Via.

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