Discover our origins and our team.
THE FOUNDATIONS OF OUR COMPANY
At the beginning of the nineteenth century, the Palliser Pons family, who had lived for several generations on the Atailis farm as farmers, made Alaior their residence and settled there. Due to their long stay on the aforementioned farm, they were known as “Talis”, a nickname that has endured until today.
The father set up a pottery makers near the graveyard, next to Camí d’en Kane, an area where two other pottery makers were located.
There was much work for potters In those days, as construction was largley based on ceramic materials for floors and roofs, such as clay tiles, bricks, and other kinds of tiling.
One of his sons, Antonio Palliser Pons, who knew that the construction of the new Mahon-Ciutadella road was under way, thought it would be a good investment to build a pottery makers next to the road passing through Alaior. He thus acquired land and moved the pottery makers from Cami d’en Kane. These lands, located to the south of the community, were henceforth known as “Sa Taulera de can Talis”. With this development, Antonio Palliser Pons, created the origins of a company that, to this day, has been evolving and expanding as circumstances have required.
Antonio Palliser Pons had several children. One of them, José, has continued with the saga of entrepreneurs that has led to the current business firm Apalliser.
Known as “Bep Talís”, José Palliser found that a new component was increasing in the construction industry and that demand was diminishing in the clay tile market. This was for cement and the processing of hydraulic tiles or mosaics.
Being the case in the 1920s, “Bep Talis” who despite its youth had a clear business instinct and was endowed with a profound dynamism, understood then that it was necessary to catch up. Thus, it moved to Palma de Mallorca, only 22 years after its conception, to learn the operation of the hydraulic press and the processing of tiles. Then, a few months later, after learning the process and acquiring a second-hand hydraulic press, it returned to Alaior, initiating a new chapter in the production of materials. Soon the market began to go up, increasing the demand for hydraulic tiles and the workforce needed to be expanded for the factory and its facilities. Shortly thereafter, José Palliser Carreras acquired a more modern press with greater productive capacity.
Bit by bit, the signature mark which he had created became firmly established and he achieved a prestige title that earned him the trust of famous commercial brands that granted him his place on the market.
In 1978, Jose Palliser considered that the time had come to leave the management of the business in the hands of his sons, Antonio and Juan. With their youth, they could continue to promote the company and continue to adapt to the needs of the market. Thus the family business was divided in two. The eldest son, Antonio, would take care of the commercial section and the facilities that he maintained in Mahóns commercial pier or dock and in which the future industrial estate of the city would be. Juan, the youngest son took over the Alaior facilities.
From 1978 on, therefore, the company was directed by Antonio Palliser, as it underwent a deep transformation in its operations. Apalliser began to build and install all its commercial activities, on the site of the industrial estate. As it required upward construction progress in Menorca, modernizing and updating facilities was thus required.
In December 1979 the first exhibition was inaugurated with all the settings and construction and household products that existed on the market at that time.
MESSAGE FROM ANTONIO PALLISER
Over 25 years have passed since we unveiled the first exhibition of materials for construction and since then we haveput all our energy into offering the best to our customers. We have expanded our facilities and points of sale within the framework of a constant renewal process at Apalliser.
Our challenge is to advance on the market, constantly offering the latest trends whilst also relying on the best suppliers: the best national and international firms in the sector.
Apalliser relies on our team of professionals who, through their effort and dedication, have contributed to making the company a reality and allowing us to enjoy the loyalty of our customers. In addition, new technologies have allowed us to gain in efficiency and to improve our services.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
“We are a living company that is not afraid of change, on the contrary, we embrace it and it drives us forward to the position of market leader”.
The son of Antonio Palliser having learned the business from a very young age, has conscientiously prepared himself to take on the greatest responsibilities and the challenges that the company will have to face in the future.
“In order to gain the trust of customers there must be trust in the human resources themselves. We are all trustworthy people here.”
We know the sector and all company activities at every level, as it was and as Apalliser has grown since its incorporation about four decades ago now. An accentuated sense of prudence and responsibility is added to all this.
“Effective and well-organized administration is one of the keys to business success”
The responsibility of its function or role always brings with it a strong sense of organization and effectiveness to any tasks. Its perfectionist character and its interest in new technologies reinforce its high degree of professionalism.
PERSON IN CHARGE OF CONSTRUCTION AND CUSTOMER SERVICE PURCHASING
“Our goal is to offer good service and customer service. Hence, we do not skimp on resources to help you.”
PERSON IN CHARGE OF PLUMBING AND PROFESSIONAL ELECTRICITY
“We accompany the client through the process of purchase and planning, advising him and offering the product most suitable to his or her needs”.
PERSON IN CHARGE OF HOME PURCHASES
“Being surrounded by the best team, in order to give the customer the best quality product, service and price, is of paramount importance to us.”
TRADITION AND MODERNITY
We have grown internally to become the construction and household centre in Menorca.
From this solid reality, we face the future with the same hopes that made us advance from our beginnings, having the aim of maintaining our values.
The first obligation we impose on those who work at Apalliser is support and customer service.
We aspire to be worthy of the trust of the customers.
Enthusiasm and commitment
Because we like our work, we enjoy doing it well and we entrust ourselves to it.
A team working within a large family
These are our signs of identity. That which we have always been is what we would like to be.
Since supporting colleagues, feeling supported, and knowing that you can count on them gives us so much strength.
Honesty and professional ethics
We want all our activities to meet the highest demands in respect of these two values.