Outdoor and safety footwear.
CHIRUCA®. Made with the most
FAL® Seguridad. Sturdiness and professional comfort.
ON THE WORK FORCE
OUTDOOR and HUNTING designs made with the most technologically advanced materials to make any activity a pleasure with the greatest possible comfort.
Work and safety footwear, professional footwear for firefighters and for state security forces, made to be sturdy long-lasting and ergonomic. Everything that a professional needs to work with greater comfort.
Now it has a highly qualified and specialised work force of 180 people whose production capacity can reach 10,000 pairs a day. It also has the most innovative equipment and technology to ensure the highest quality in all stages of manufacture.
Calzados FAL S.A. was founded in 1965 in the town of Arnedo in Spain’s La Rioja region and is now a leading company in manufacturing footwear and marketing its products internationally.
All its products are designed and manufactured with the most technologically advanced materials: GORE-TEX®, Coolmax®, BOA® System, Vibram®, etc. Quality, innovation and a restless search for improvement and expansion to new markets are the constant characteristics of Calzados FAL. But most important of all is its desire to satisfy all of its customers. For that reason they are offered a final 24-hour delivery service which has led to it deservedly becoming the brand that is most appreciated by the specialist trade. Moreover, Calzados FAL takes part in the most important national and international footwear trade fairs.
The premises of Calzados FAL are located in Arnedo, La Rioja but its marketing and distribution network covers all of Spain.
The company’s permanent expansion means that its products enjoy a worldwide presence.
All the production process is subject to the strictest quality controls, a key concept in the company’s philosophy. In this field, the control laboratory is a fundamental element. This is where the most rigorous tests are performed on the primary materials (leathers, laces, textile materials, insoles, soles) and on the finished product.
With its sophisticated equipment, the Calzados FAL laboratory is capable of rigorously performing a large number of tests based on international standards, which the wide range of materials undergo depending on their characteristics, their functions and the location of each component in the final product.
- Tests on leather.
- Tests on laces.
- Tests on textile materials.
- Tests on soles.
- Tests on safety toecaps.
- Tests on the complete shoe.
QUALITY CONTROL AND ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENT
In addition to that, FAL has also implemented and certified an Environmental Management System in accordance with regulation UNE-IN ISO 1400. The implementation of ISO 14001 makes it possible to define the most significant environmental aspects and impacts of the company, to set goals and targets for environmental improvement, to set up programmes in this area, and to define the policy of the organisation towards the Environment. It is evidence of the company’s commitment to its surroundings and to the conservation of natural resources.
FAL has also implemented the OHSAS 18001 certification, which consists in voluntary standard that sets the requirements for evaluating and certifying the management system for health and safety in the workplace.
In 2012 FAL took a further step forward in its commitment to the environment and obtained the “Controlled CO2 Carbon Footprint” certification from the Spanish standards agency AENOR, which is a voluntary standard for implementing a strategy for the reduction and/or compensation of CO2 emissions and for its commitment to the environment. AENOR’s CONTROLLED CARBON FOOTPRINT – CO2 certification of is the perfect tool for designing a suitable policy towards the environment in companies that seek to improve continually.
The ISO 27001 Information Security System, guarantees the protection of the information assets of FAL Calzados de Seguridad that supports the design and production of the safety, protection and working footwear for professional use and for the defence sector. The information is protected against unauthorised access, and loss of availability, confidentiality and integrity.
In the R&D&I area FAL is associated with INESCOP (Instituto Tecnológico del Calzado y Conexas) and has prestigious collaborators such as the IBV (Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia) and the Centro Tecnológico GAIKER.
The projects are endorsed by the MINER through the CDTI (Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial) and have been great marketing successes.
The experience accumulated in manufacturing is expanded by the activity of the R&D&I (Research, Development and Innovation) department, which is responsible for the development of innovative products. This activity has borne fruit with products that place FAL in the forefront of the European footwear sector, working with the most important technological institutes in Spain.
In order to be sure of offering the highest quality in its products, Calzados FAL has an important R&D&I area made up of different departments.
CALZADOS FAL IS PRESENT IN MORE THAN
42 COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD.
CALZADOS FAL IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST EXPORTERS OF OUTDOOR AND SECURITY FOOTWEAR IN SPAIN.
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The shoes and boots that are manufactured by Calzados FAL enjoy high prestige in countries of the five continents, standing out for their high quality and for the company’s commitment to research and technology. They are pioneering and innovative products created by people with a lifetime of experience as part of the great family of Calzados FAL.