In order to satisfy the new demands in our industry, in Grupo Primafrio we have established our business strategy for Innovation as the pillar of all our activities with the intent to promote research (R+D+i) to accelerate our progress towards new technological models, increase safety in all processes, offer a service meeting each and every quality requirement and reduce the environmental impact of our activities.
With regards to Innovation, we have developed strategic alliances with multiple technological partners such as the one established with Tecnalia, a reference technological research and development centre in Europe, for the development of lines of research in logistic transport R&D projects. We also joined the board of Fundación Cotec and Fundación Isaac Peral as another effort to improve our efficiency, services and competitiveness.
Bearing in mind the need to promote research, we have launched three University Chairs research programmes in the fields of transport and logistics, in collaboration with the San Antonio Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM) and the University of Murcia (UMU) and the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (UPCT).
In line with our strategy, in Grupo Primafrio we have moved towards a model considering the introduction of technology in our processes by equipping our fleet with the latest tracking and safety systems. We also carry out predictive and preventive maintenance through cutting-edge temperature control devices in order to prevent any incidents with the goods being transported.
Moreover, thanks to the Euro VI engines in all our vehicles and to our annual fleet renewal programme, we reduce our atmospheric emissions. We also incorporated gas (LNG)-fuelled lorries as an alternative transport modality, thus furthering our commitment with the environment and reducing pollutant emissions.