The fastest growing companies are in Spain

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.

‘Scarecrow’ drone’s flies to European Parliament

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 law firms, pioneers in internationalisation

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.

International award to Correos for its efficient, innovative solutions

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.

The ESA Director General, Johann-Dietrich Woerner at the official opening of the ESA BIC Madrid. Photo:  ESA/J. Luruena Lopez

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.

Madrid to gather air traffic experts from all over the world

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.

Las tres hijas de los Reyes de los Países Bajos lucieron el mismo vestido de la firma gallega, catapultándola al estrellato de la moda. Pili Carrera

Pili Carrera, Fina Ejerique, Irulea and Amaia Kids are the labels the children of European royal families like to wear.

Spanish experts head European space robotics technology programme

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.

Six Spanish brands among the most valuable in the world

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.

Spanish chestnuts, present in 60 countries around the world

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.

Madrid rewards local companies for excellence

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.

Spanish business, present in over 100 international trade fairs

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.

Agreement signed for Earth observation satellite made in Spain

SENER and Thales Alenia Space have signed a ground-breaking agreement to develop and implement a leading programme in the Spanish tech industry, focusing on optical payloads for space missions.

Spanish firms, leaders in water management

A report published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation in collaboration with Marca España points out that Spanish companies are leaders in the development of integrated water treatment technology.

European Foundation Quality Management, EFQM, Excelencia en Gestión,

493 Spanish firms have been granted Seals of Excellence in Spain and Europe. This places our country atop the list made by the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM), far away from the second best, UK.

Spain Investors Day: the event of the year for investors

The 7th Spain Investors Day is gathering 39 Spanish firms (including several Ibex 35 leaders) and about 150 big international investors to discuss business opportunities in Spain. The meeting is taking place at the Ritz Hotel and the Madrid Stock Exchange on 10 and 11 January.