Ángel Luengo Martínez, founder of the Samca company and one of the most important Aragonese entrepreneurs of all time, has died on Monday at 92 years.
The Aragonese President, the Socialist Javier Lamban, noticing his death, has written on his Twitter account: "Of humble origin, endowed with great vision and intelligence, he did a lot for Aragon. I had the honor of enjoying his friendship, to value it and admire it. He was one of the most important Aragonese businessmen in history. "
Samca owns the mines of Ariño (Teruel) and the consortium encompasses companies Frutaria, frugusa, agri-food of Caspe, Infrusea, Pyrenean of ham, livestock tuna, mechanical prints, Taim-TFG and Ebrosa and Ausa Constructor, as well as To logistics platforms, hotels and golf courses. Also to renewable Nergías, through the subsidiary Molinos del Ebro, Wind and Solar.
Its headquarters is in Zaragoza, with extensive presence in Aragon and facilities in France, Italy and Portugal, the group has a gala not to have lost the essence of family business. With a turnover of about 900 million euros, it usually appears among the richest Aragonese and in the first posts of Forbes magazine and on the list that the world elaborates.
He began at 18 as an exploiter of a leased mine in Oliete (Teruel), close to his habitual residence. Coinciding with the day of his 19th birthday "cut coal" and he never abandoned the activity of exploitation of coal mines, developing the same in the 50s, in which, coinciding with the economic period called from the autarchy, there was a Spectacular development of coal mining in Spain.
He managed to maintain his independence during the 1960s in which cheap oil induced the disappearance or nationalization of a large part of Spanish mining.
Ángel Luengo was able to continue with its extractive capacity during the 1980s and 90s and at the beginning of the 21st century, it continued to produce coal in a competitive and profitable way based on the automation and mechanization of all the extractive process.
Subsequently, its business activity was extended towards the primary sector, fundamentally the production of fruit, to then extend to agricultural industry activities, equipment, chemical, textile chemical and construction materials.
Discrete person, the philosophy always impregnated his work of entrepreneur was characterized by the defense of values such as the creation of wealth, on occasion with a clear solidarity profile, seeking the development of the country, the creation of jobs, and exegesis of dedication, effort, savings, and sobriety in the way of life.Updated Date: 03 August 2021, 19:04