Letter from the CEO

New start after the summer holidays, new goals

The new start after the summer holidays, which is usually associated with the month of September, is a great time to take a look back at the challenges overcome throughout the year and those we still have our sights set on for the end of the year. We can say that 2018 is proving to be a positive year in which we have made progress with our main goals thanks to the effort and implication shown by everyone at CLH.

One of the greatest achievements we’re seeing is the gradual strength of our international projects. CLH Panama recently began successful commercial operations at three of the airports in the country including Tocumen, one of the major hubs on the American continent. The start of operations was the culmination of intense months-long work renovating processes, purchasing new equipment and hiring more professionals to join CLH Aviación.

As concerns safety, our results are currently better than they were at the same time last year which encourages us not to let our guards down and continue improving. To do so, we must reflect discipline in the performance of our tasks by avoiding distractions and respecting the strictest of prevention standards.

“Passionate challenges lie ahead which we’ll overcome successfully because we have a wonderful team”

We also continue moving forward with the diversification of our activities in Spain by signing contracts with cutting-edge companies in the sector to provide new services aimed at meeting our customers’ ever more sophisticated logistics needs.

Another of our challenges is continuously improving our efficiency. The Podium programme has gotten off to a rock solid start with leadership from the Transformation Office and the effort shown by many teams who have developed credible improvement plans. The important challenge we’re currently facing is the effective execution of these plans so the actions proposed actually help us work better, dedicate our efforts to tasks of greater added value and, therefore, reinforce our competitiveness and growth. Over the next few months, we will be working on a new boost to this project by adding new ideas for improvement and implementing quick win initiatives focused on make the work at our facilities easier.

Passionate challenges lie ahead and I’m sure we’ll overcome them successfully because we have the proper steps in place and the professionalism of a wonderful team that works together every single day so our company can become an international leader as we all hope.