| Aesae is the National Association of Automatic Service Stations (Aesae) | The National Association of Automatic Service Stations (Aesae), given the unfortunate accident that took place yesterday at the gas station attended by one of the most important operators on the market, located in the Plaza de España in the city of Cartagena, wants to point out that: • They wish the two workers seriously injured as a consequence of this accident to recover quickly and accompany their families in these difficult times.
In addition, it is at your disposal for any matter you need.• They appreciate the prompt action of the emergency services and State Security Forces and their rapid performance, which has been key in mitigating the consequences of the event, before they were much greater.• Aesae recalls that in recent years, traditional gas stations have tried to revile the model of automatic service stations with the slogan 'attended and safe', trying to establish in the consumer, without any basis, the idea of ??security equal to the presence of personnel .However, time puts everyone in their place and the last four months are proof of this.• Unfortunately, this accident shows that the 'attended and safe' campaign only had the objective of generating mistrust in the automatic model.
Proving that negative marketing has little effect today.• Another example that this campaign has made evident, has been the COVID-19 pandemic that has shown automatic stations or unattended stations to be safe stations and these, in addition, have maintained their service of an essential good such as fuel at 100 % throughout the pandemic.• “When someone in the market attributes to himself a virtue that he does not have, sooner rather than later that deficiency becomes evident.
Our proverb wisely picks it up in the saying "tell me what you presume and I will tell you what you lack", wields Manuel Jiménez Perona, president of Aesae.• Aesae defends that security should not depend only on the personnel in the station, as evidenced by the above facts, but on reliable detection and extinction systems that help improve the security of personnel, customers and the environment.
Not taking advantage of the technology that we have today, is trying to continue operating as it did half a century ago.• From the Association, they ask the competent authorities to review the security systems of the stations that put people's lives at stake, such as the case of Cartagena from which we all must learn the lesson so that it is not repeated. About the National Association of Automatic Service Stations (Aesae)The National Association of Automatic Service Stations (AESAE) was created to unite and give voice to the entire sector of automatic service stations, which is why it is open to all businessmen in the sector, be they individuals or legal entities.The objective of the association is to lead the defense and promotion of the general and common interests of the retail fuel supply sector in retail facilities.In addition to promoting and safeguarding the image of the sector as a whole of the national territory and disseminating the advantages for users, its main activity is to carry out the necessary actions to defend the interests of its associates before the competent authorities; defending the unity of the market; free competition; and the free establishment and provision of services.AESAE is made up of 25 partners that total more than 380 automatic service stations, more than 60% of this type of station in Spain