Instra Ingenieros. Providing solutions that combine design, technology, innovation and sustainability since 1996.
The INSTRA Ingenieros company was established in 1996 as a provider of Architecture, Engineering and Consultancy services. Our head offices are in A Coruna, Barcelona, Madrid, China and Mexico.
We specialise in the industrial-, distribution-, logistics-, energy- and retail sectors. Our staff consists of over 150 architects and engineers with a wide-ranging experience in each of their specialities.
We have developed projects on all five continents —Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and America— for all the major companies in each sector while providing an additional value based on knowledge, experience and technical capacity, as well as a firm commitment towards our clients.
We have the following certifications and credentials, among others:
Our fields of business are summarised in:
Over 1,000,000 m2 provided for the main textile industry operators during the past years. A distribution capacity of over 1,000,000,000 clothing items per year.
Consultancy, architecture and engineering for the development and implementation of highly automated logistics centres and storage and distribution systems.
Consultancy, architecture and engineering for the development, implementation and optimisation of INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES.
Consultancy, architecture and engineering for the development of building projects.
Consultancy, architecture and engineering for the development of RETAIL projects.
Work-site and Project Management Over 400,000 m2 of GFAs (gross floor areas).
Consultancy for certifying sustainability in buildings and industrial sites. BREEAM and LEED.
The combination of our experience and involvement with our clients and their projects has allowed us to cooperate with them in the improvement of their processes and in their relationship with the environment.
We have an active role in establishing quality processes in any business projects with a social responsibility towards their surroundings.
We have developed renewable energy projects amounting to a total power of over 6,000 MW in installed energy production.
INSTRA Ingenieros allocates a high percentage of its resources to RESEARCH and DEVELOPMENT, and considers INNOVATION to be the key to success.
The combination of experience, a client-oriented approach and client involvement has given us the professional character that we show in all of our projects.
Every step forward has involved a strong commitment to project INNOVATION by using the latest and most advanced knowledge and available technologies:
INSTRA Ingenieros has made a strong commitment to the development of talent and training as its sources of INNOVATION. For this goal, we have established collaboration agreements with the Universities of Vigo, A Coruna, Santiago de Compostela and with the Barcelona Polytechnic School, whose students carry out their internships and End-of-Master projects at INSTRA Ingenieros.
Apart from this activity, INSTRA Ingenieros also takes part in developing a number of initiatives with a high component in INNOVATION:
NZEB Research and Development Project
Hybrid system of renewable energy heat sources.
The goal of the implemented project has consisted in developing specific solutions aimed at achieving "nearly Zero Emission Buildings" (nZEB), in this case by means of integrating three energy systems (biomass, geothermal and solar energy) to supply the thermal requirements in buildings.
This project was co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), within the framework of the Technology Fund Operational Programme 2007-2013.
ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY results from searching for a balance between society and the surrounding natural environment that it is part of. This balance is achieved by using social development systems that will respect our natural resources while keeping the future generations in mind.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT was defined by the World Commission on Environment and Development in 1987 as "a development that will satisfy our present needs without endangering the capacity of future generations to meet their own needs".
ENERGY EFFICIENCY is the process of optimising the use of energy for the purpose of reducing its consumption and, consequently, its production. The goal is to maintain the production of products and services with a smaller energy consumption. This will allow for an energy saving that will have a direct impact in reducing greenhouse gasses, therefore being a strategic factor that is essential for reaching a SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT.
At INSTRA Ingenieros we have made a strong commitment to placing value in knowledge and efficiency by assessing the implementation of information and automation technologies. We also support innovation in industrial processes as well as a rational use of energy as a method for optimising our processes and thus contributing to saving energy and achieving SUSTAIBABLE DEVELOPMENT.
At INSTRA Ingenieros —thanks to the awareness of our role in sustainable development, social welfare, and making a rational use of natural resources and of the environment— we integrate into our management model a policy of Corporate Social Responsibility. This policy is committed to providing continuous improvement, respect for people, supporting ethic values, the community and the environment.
Our management at INSTRA Ingenieros is based on the impact of our activity on our clients, employees, shareholders, local communities, the environment and, above all, on society in general. This management consists in incorporating the social, economic and environmental concerns of our area of influence into our company strategy. Therefore, by sharing a common dialogue, we are able to develop a sincere and verifiable commitment with social bonding, with respect for the environment, for ethics and transparency. The final goal is to generate value for our entire area of influence and thus improve our contribution to sustainable development.
CSR —seen as an all-encompassing issue affecting several different management areas in the company— requires our activities to be linked to the company's basic activity on a long-term basis while establishing a clear commitment with our senior management.
At INSTRA Ingenieros, we work on the three major contents encompassed by our CSR: social content, environmental content, and economic content. At the same time, we always bear in mind the multi-faceted character involving the different aspects of company management: human rights, internship and employment, health protection, fighting against fraud and corruption, the interest of the consumers and environmental issues.
31 de July de 2019
Thanks to the experience gained in BIM methodologies (Building Information Modeling), specifically in the design of architecture and facilities with virtual 3D models, the department of architecture of Instra, has transferred this technological and procedural capacity to other areas of the company a...
11 de July de 2019
Thanks to the talent and great professional team with the account of engineers, we have obtained, in the design of the sustainable construction for a single-family house, the qualification of "Very good" in the design phase. The sustainable construction certificate BREEAM® (Building Research Establ...