Hispano Vema: “Equipment against all Hazards” in Heraldo de Aragon


The prestigious newspaper Heraldo de Aragón publishes an article about Hispano Vema  business.

Heraldo de Aragón has a history of more than 120 years and is one of the main references of the press in Spain, both in its paper and digital version, and especially in Zaragoza, the city in which it is published and in which  Hispano Vema is located.

Heraldo de Aragón´s article, titled “Equipment against all Hazards (Equipos a todo Riesgo)”, briefly summarizes Hispano Vema´s since its foundation in 2003, focusing on its CBRN decontamination solutions for the management of Hazmat incidents with chemical. biological or radiological agents. Article is based on the interview with Mr. José A. Navarro, Managing Director and founder of Hispano Vema and Mr. Rafael Arruga, Director of Business Development.

R+D and Innovation activity  to which Hispano Vema devotes an annual average of 4.7% of its turnover is one of the hallmarks of the company, and one of the aspects in which the article makes a special emphasis , understanding that a continuous innovation and the application of  new technologies is the unique formula to maintain a competitive advantage and updated product in such a highly competitive and technological sector as CBRN equipment sector.

The growing concern for urban environments and critical infrastructures protection in the face of threats of attacks with chemical, biological or radiological agents is also addressed in the article. Indeed, CBRN  decontamination solutions develop for  urban environments and critical infrastructure has been one of the areas to which Hispano Vema has emphasized special attention in the development of its products during the last years.

In this context, the new CBRN decontamination systems for rapid deployment are particularly noteworthy: RELIDE (on trailer) and PDPOL (on truck) based on the ATILA multifunction decontamination equipment.

These are decontamination solutions that provide decontamination capabilities for people, vehicles, equipment, building interiors, critical infrastructures and terrains, ensuring a minimum response time for First Responder, Emergency Teams and Hazmat Response Teams to deploy their operational capabilities in any scenario even if it is difficult to access as is the case of urban centers.

With regard to critical infrastructures, the decontamination of electronic equipment is the main challenge in the management of a Hazmat incident in this type of scenario. Conventional decontamination technologies are all water based, so they can not be used to decontaminate electronic equipment, as these would damage the functionality of the equipment. Hispano Vema eDecon10 decontamination solution means  a milestone in the development of new decontamination technologies: applying the technology of Adsorption on chemically modified silicas and a non-aqueous base carrier agent.

Finally,  Heraldo de Aragon’s article  reviews Hispano Vema presence in main international markets: Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and South America. Also highlighting its activity with supranational organizations: UN, NATO, etc.), as indicated by Mr. José A. Navarro, Managing Director and founder of the company.

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