Public transport accessibility systems

Company

About Us

Our product offering includes pneumatic and electric passenger doors for road and rail vehicles, ramps and platforms for vehicle access as well as platform doors for stations.

Ever since our foundation in 1967, the history of Masats has been tied to a commitment to quality to meet our customers’ needs and enhance the end user experience all while contributing to the universality and popularity of public transport.

Since 2002, we’ve been a part of the Irizar Group which is a business group with an international presence and a reference in passenger transport, electro-mobility, energy, electronics, electric motors and generators as well as connectivity.

The group is made up of more than 3,300 people with a sales presence in more than 90 countries on five continents and over 620 million euros in turnover.

Our customers include some of the leading manufacturers of buses and trains for the major bus and train makers.

We’ve had a production plant near Atlanta (USA), MASATS LLC, since 2013 for the local production of aluminium doors and systems.

Mission, Vision and Values

Mission

La misión de Masats es crear productos que mejoren la calidad de vida de las personas, a través de una mejor movilidad. Crear valor de forma sostenible, proporcionando un acceso cómodo, seguro y universal al transporte público.

Vision

We’d like to become a top-of-the-line international supplier of public transport accessibility systems and aim to achieve this by:

- Enhancing the public transport user experience.
- Seeking our customers’ satisfaction and loyalty.
- Motivating the people at Masats to put customers above all else.
- Offering our customers products and services they can always trust.
- Creating and maintaining a work atmosphere that encourages people at Masats to participate in the decision-making as well as Masats’ results.
- Always ensuring ethical behaviour and respect for the environment.
- Creating wealth for all stakeholders including job opportunities for employees.

Values

The most important value at Masats are our people. The people who create a common future-looking project together which they share and commit to.

We believe in responsible people who do high-performance work in a view to improving themselves and helping everyone grow.

We guarantee a safe workplace and occupational wellbeing all while monitoring our impact around us to ensure the utmost environmental respect.

Our strategic planning is based on continual innovation, a customer focus and sustainable growth to guarantee the wellness and stability of all the people who are a part of Masats.

We stand out because of our customer service, the quality of our products and our communication with customers and employees. Passenger safety is our top priority as is the reliability of our products.

History

  • 1953

    Salvador Alapont Masats was founded in Manresa (Barcelona) as a vehicle equipment repair and manufacturing company.
  • 1967

    S.A. Masats was constituted as a passenger transport company. Mr Salvador Alapont Masats’ maternal family had been dedicated to passenger transport since 1920.
  • 1974

    The first production building was erected in Sant Salvador de Guardiola. Following successive expansions, the 1,000 m² facility eventually reached today’s approximately 14,626 m².
  • 1979

    The passenger transport and equipment manufacturing businesses were unified under the company S.A. Masats.
  • 1986

    Masats became one of the first companies to develop and produce pneumatic boots which guaranteed an outstanding market presence.
  • 1988

    Masats began manufacturing aluminium doors for buses and coaches through Bode Masats S.A., a new company sharing capital with the German company Gebr. Bode GmbH & Co.
  • 1995

    A new line of electric door activation mechanisms was developed which was a major technological breakthrough in these components.
  • 1999

    The manufacture of in-house designed vehicle access ramps began which led Masats into becoming a supplier of integrated transport accessibility systems.
  • 2002

    Irizar S. Coop. became Masats’ majority shareholder, thereby incorporating the company into a solid group which is made up of more than 3,300 people with a sales presence in more than 90 countries on five continents and over 620 million euros in turnover. This has enabled a much greater opening towards international markets.
  • 2003

    The two companies were merged. S.A. Masats and Bode Masats S.A. merged to form the new company Masats S.A., thus becoming the second leading European door systems manufacturer.
  • 2004

    The accessibility product range was expanded with a new lift platform for coaches and a new compact, fast-moving electric sliding door.
  • 2008

    Masats developed and begin marketing a new line of specific products for the railway sector.
  • 2013

    Masats LLC was created in the United States. It’s a production subsidiary in the state of Georgia aimed at serving North American customers.
  • 2016

    Masats developed an all-new system of PSD Platform Screen Doors, designed and developed to meet the most demanding reliability, availability and safety requirements.
  • 2018

    Masats began door production at a plant in Kennesaw, Georgia.