Valencia-born Vicente Berbegal, founder of Actiu, a company specialising in office furniture, is the first Spaniard to have won the European Business Award.
Porcelanosa, Pili Carrera, Llaollao, Edelvives, Casademont and Meliá were awarded for their contributions to economic and social development in our country and to the promotion of Spanish products and services in international markets.
The Franchises from Spain in the World Report 2017, prepared by the Spanish Association of Franchisers (AEF) and Cajamar Cooperative Group, points at a 3.6% growth in the number of franchises from Spain in other countries. At present, Spanish companies are present in 137 countries through franchising.
56% Spanish executives say their companies have a high or very high degree of digitalisation in the 10th Global Survey on the Digital Quotient in Business by PWC. The survey reveals that the most disruptive technologies used by Spanish companies include the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and automation.
According to ‘FT: 1000 Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies’, a list compiled by the ‘Financial Times’, 30 of the 120 companies with the highest percentage growth in revenues between 2012 and 2015 are in Spain. This places our country above the UK, with 27 companies and Germany, with 25.
Before the European Parliament, Finnova Foundation presented a biomimetic drone developed by the Spanish company Kowat, a sustainable application of this type of unmanned vehicles to the agricultural business.
Spanish companies started going international in the 1970s, and the internationalisation process has sped up since Spain joined the European Union. Law firms have crossed Spanish borders too.
Correos has been named the best AliExpress logistics operator for its development of logistics and e-commerce solutions as a package delivery company serving sellers and buyers from Spain and the rest of the world, especially China.
February saw the opening of ESA BIC Madrid, the second business incubation centre administered by the European Space Agency (ESA) in Spain, which was created to take advantage of Spain’s entrepreneurial potential and to transfer aerospace technology to everyday life.
From 7 to 9 March, IFEMA Madrid is hosting the 5th World ATM Congress, an international forum that attracted more than 7000 trade members and 200 big companies in the aviation industry last year.
Pili Carrera, Fina Ejerique, Irulea and Amaia Kids are the labels the children of European royal families like to wear.
Over 60 experts from 30 European institutes met earlier this month in Madrid at a PERASPERA meeting. PERASPERA is an EU programme that coordinates the Strategic Research Cluster in Space Robotics Technology. Four of the six building blocks in this programme are headed by Spanish engineers.
Banco Santander, Zara, BBVA, Movistar, Iberdrola y Repsol son las seis marcas españolas que aparecen entre las 500 más valiosas del mundo según el ranking que elabora cada año la consultora británica Brand Finance.
The production of chestnuts is undergoing international expansion. Spanish chestnuts are exported to 60 countries, as they are considered among the best in the world due to their extraordinary flavour.
The 10th Madrid Excelente Awards to Customer Trust rewarded management quality and customer satisfaction in Atento, Santalucía, Gredos San Diego, Santa María de la Hispanidad school, La Máquina restaurant, Tecisa 74 and umivale.
ICEX España Exportación e Inversiones will make Spanish companies visible in 47 official pavilions (FPO) and 65 Spain spaces (EESP) to be set up in more than 100 international trade shows in 2017. Half these events will take place in USA, China, Germany or France.