Mr. William Pasek founded Pasek España in 1971
It was and is dedicated, among other things, in the manufacture of refractory materials.
The founder had purchased land and a year before that date was a tejera, where in principle handmade tiles were produced. Over time and as machinery was introduced, also were produced bricks. The current laboratory pointer today in his field, was the barracks where they lived part of the tile makers, some with their families and the land where today stands “The Lake” was a quagmire from which workers drew with clay pots and transported to the factory to produce the tiles and bricks. The lake exists because of them, because of both digging found a stream of water was gradually flooding out until no more could be extracted. Anyway, took this difficulty, and has since had no problems with the water supply, necessary to knead the clay, because first built a chute uneven tables with stakes to take from from the lake to the mixer of the factory and then opened a hole in the middle thereof. This well, although disused, still exists and is active.
The area where the land Pasek España known as La Tejera of Llodares, because apart from the furnaces that were in the factory farms around, thanks to existing mud conditions were excellent in their own tile manufactured wood ovens. They were known as “The Barrier” or “The Tejeras” depending on whether they obtained or manufactured clay tiles.
Pasek España, SA started out small shops using the old wood, they used to dry and store the bricks and tiles. Originally sacks and refractory trucks were manipulated entirely by hand. The staff of the company, including its founder, who was working when he needed one more, moved from side to side depending on where realizasen currently works and laboratory tests were carried out with “home methods”.
Over the years everything was changing and expanding, but thanks to the founder, his love and respect for nature and their heirs continued and continue with the same methods, the environment has never suffered or suffering any kind of aggression. This respect for nature is present troughout the environment. Mr. Pasek moved his family from Belgium and lived for long periods in Salinas and had built the little house next to the lake.
All integrate with workers and, because Mr. Pasek spent most of the time at the factory making plans and projects and inventing new machines, food was the bar that was in charge and still is next to the factory and ate together. In the 70’s, and until the mid-80s, it grew to a staff of over 70 employees since the company was attained stage of growth and restructuring. Mr. Pasek was a great inventor and proof of this is that you got to have up to 35 machines, home made, producing material at a time. These were made with molds and templates designed by him and were responsible to a smelter for processing. Much of the land was used until a few years ago by the residents for agriculture or livestock use.
Currently Pasek remains one of the world’s leading companies in its sector and, after many years in the regional steel industry, much of its workforce is bound to do their jobs in large companies in Asturias as Arcelor Mittal.
His respect for the environment has led it to all International Certificates of Quality and Environment. Significantly, even though at first the area was not the best to build a company of its kind, has achieved full adaptation and taken advantage of communications and infrastructure in the area to secure a large company in continuous expansion phase.