It is not what we do, it is who we are

Arneplant, a family-run business founded in 1999 by the Ruiz brothers, has its headquarters in Arnedo, La Rioja (Spain)  A young company driven by an optimistic mindset and a clear goal: to become a benchmark in the production of BREATHABLE insoles, foams and microfibres.

Our values are service excellence, flexibility, creativity, technology and design.

We know that we have changed the concept of insoles and materials for footwear by creating exceptional breathable materials with excellent performance.

Our innovative spirit and our dedication to research and product development have made us market leaders in production of insoles, foams and microfibres. By fully controlling manufacturing process, we can provide our customers with customised and exclusive products for key sectors such as safety footwear, casual, sports, healthcare and orthopedics.

Our new facilities now cover over 20,000 square metres of workspace between offices and production lines for insoles, foams and microfibres.

Arneplant’s future vision led us to expansion of the company and equipping it with all the tools required to excel in areas of quality, service  and competitiveness.

To develop solutions for footwear interiors with our breathable insoles and materials that guarantee health-focused innovative and competitive improvements, produced by a highly committed and qualified team.

To be the benchmark partner for our customers by providing inspiration and innovation while maintaining our leadership in Europe as manufacturers of breathable insoles and materials.

Human values

Our family business is run with universal human values in mind while performing everyday activities by everyone who works at Arneplant. 

Honesty, respect, responsibility, loyalty are just some of our key values that allow us to work with integrity on a daily basis and make vital decisions for the company.

Excellence

Excellence at Arneplant is an ever-changing dynamic built in our daily routine. It is not about being perfect, but about constant improvement every day.

Striving for excellence in everything we do calls for dedication and passion. This involves the drive and commitment to do our best and to ensure that our customers are always fully satisifed.

Innovation

Innovation is the essence of Arneplant’s existence as a company that has created a new product for the market and developed in-house technology for its production.

We have always worked closely with our customers and stayed ahead of future market demands by developing new research-based solutions  into new materials,  design of new products and even new processes, technologies and working methods.

Customer focus

One of Arneplant’s goals is to work towards full customer satisfaction. In order to do so we build a relationship of trust and transparency, where privacy and approachability form part of our customer culture.

We are a team that is creative and innovative in all our projects, always keeping a positive attitude, aiming at satisfying the needs and priorities of our customers.

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Working hard for something we love is called passion

Making sure that the people in our team excel in their jobs is highly satisfying for us. Together we can achieve anything!

Innovation

Our in-house R&D department plays a key role in our company’s business, with its state-of-the-art analysis and research systems.

It is formed by a group of specialists whose sole aim is to provide premium-quality and innovative products.

So far, we have developed:
– Breathable insoles.
– Breathable foams.
– Breathable microfibres.
– New bactericides.
– New anti-odour treatments.
– Breathable and moisture-resistant union systems with water-based glues.
– Specific production equipment for the manufacture of insoles, foams and microfibres.

The Arneplant R&D department submits products to the most demanding tests and quality assurance systems. Arneplant produces foams, insoles and fibres always endorsed by Europe’s leading laboratories and research centres. It also complies with the most demanding standards and provides its customers with the very best products.

Eco-friendly

Desde sus inicios en 1999 Arneplant cree firmemente en la importancia de la concienciación medioambiental para avanzar hacia un desarrollo sostenible. Consideramos la protección del medio ambiente y la eficiencia energética como principios importantes para nuestra actividad. La dirección de Arneplant esta completamente involucrada con la implantación de estrategias medio ambientales en los objetivos generales de la empresa y ayuda a comunicar su importancia a todos los colaboradores de la empresa.

En Arneplant identificamos y valoramos los impactos ambientales que generamos y adoptamos las medidas necesarias para minimizar sus efectos. Coordinamos e impulsamos iniciativas innovadoras que mejoran la eficiencia y la eficacia de la compañía y nuestro desarrollo sostenible de nuestros proyectos. Cumplimos los requisitos legales, normativos y reglamentarios aplicables en cada caso. El compromiso de Arneplant con el entorno y con la sociedad se concreta con la implantación en 2020 de un Sistema de Gestión Ambiental certificada que satisface los requerimientos de la norma ISO 14001.

Residuos

Tanto el consumo de energía como el uso de materias primas están estrechamente supervisados, de modo que en todos los proceso de fabricación de Arneplant hay el menor desperdicio posible. Esto incluye el uso de tecnologías modernas, equipos de producción y procesos de fabricación. Los métodos de producción ajustados mejoran significativamente nuestro rendimiento medioambiental al identificar y eliminar sistemáticamente los residuos.

MEJORAS: un % del residuo no peligroso generado en una de nuestras secciones se lleva a un gestor autorizado que lo mezcla con un residuo no peligroso más pesado y la mezcla se utiliza como combustible en cementeras.

Energía

Arneplant está continuamente buscando formas de aumentar la eficiencia energética. Somos conscientes de que incluso las pequeñas medidas de ahorro de energía pueden dar lugar a grandes beneficios medioambientales.

MEJORAS: 2020 está previsto instalar placas solares en los tejados de varias naves de fabricación para conseguir un ahorro del 3% de energía.

Agua

El tratamiento de aguas residuales de proceso es una parte importante de nuestro compromiso con el medio ambiente. Disponemos de una depuradora físico-química para poder tratar el agua de limpieza en el proceso cumpliendo con la ordenanza de vertido y reduciendo significativamente la generación de residuos. Nuestra depuradora es mantenida internamente por personal cualificado de Arneplant y regularmente una empresa mantenedora externa verifica el buen funcionamiento de la instalación. Regularmente se recogen muestras de agua de vertido y se analizan tanto en nuestro laboratorio in situ como el laboratorio exterior acreditado.

Emisiones atmosféricas

Se realiza un mantenimiento periódico de los equipos de trabajo para asegurar su correcto funcionamiento, así como una limpieza anual de los conductos.

Eco-diseño

En Arneplant la cultura, la diversidad, la innovación y la creatividad de todo el equipo impulsa la sostenibilidad y la innovación como valores del presente y del futuro. En Arneplant siempre estamos dispuestos a asumir nuevos retos, hoy endía uno de nuestros objetivos principales es la reducción de la contaminación que producimos. Es por ello que el departamento de I+D+I se esfuerza en optimizar el diseño de nuevos productos y procesos para reducir el impacto ambiental de los mismos.

Plan de mejora continua

La mejora continua en Arneplant es base de su cultura, es una manera de entender y hacer las cosas en benefiio de la adaptación al 100% de las necesidades del cliente con CERO PERDIDAS. Los conseguimos Eliminando despilfarros y optimizando los recursos para conseguir con ello Operaciones con Valor Añadido. Arneplant instaura el sistema LEAN de mejora continua en todos sus procesos de fabricación.

Our team

Manufacturing is not easy; every day we face new challenges and we have to make sure that we are prepared to overcome any difficulties and be resourceful under any unexpected circumstances.

Ongoing technological advances and changes put us to the test, and that’s why we need to be open-minded and non-stop learning. That makes us better and stronger day by day.

Arneplant’s team is an intangible asset that makes a huge contribution to everything we do. These are the people who work each day to ensure that our company stands out above the rest.

“Keeping customers satisfied is not good enough. We care to make sure they are 100% happy.”

Tom Peters

Thanks

We would like to express our thanks to all the people in our Arneplant family. With their help and hard work, they make us a better company.

Thanks to each and every one of our staff members, who strive to make our company excel itself. Thanks to our suppliers, who help us with their good practice and collaboration. And thanks to our customers for choosing our company

Arneplant didn't invent breathability, but it does reinvent it every day