The Andalucía Económica magazine recently held a new series of meetings entitled ‘Sevilla apuesta por la industria’ (Seville bets on the industry). Various companies from the region gathered on this day, including Alfran. The day took place on May 25 at the Alcalá X Business Park, in Alcalá de Guadaíra. In addition, the act had the collaboration of the Confederation of Employers of Seville (CES).
The event was presented by Alfredo Chávarri, Managing Director of Andalucía Económica. It was then inaugurated by Trinidad Argota, provincial deputy of Supramunicipal Public Services of the Diputación de Sevilla; Francisco Javier Castro, General Secretary of Innovation, Industry and Energy of the Junta de Andalucía; Miguel Rus, President of the Confederation of Employers of Seville; and Ana Isabel Jiménez, Mayor of the City Council of Alcalá de Guadaíra.
The day served to analyze and publicize the commitment of the province of Seville for the industry. More than 150 people attended, who did not want to miss the opportunity of listening to representatives of large entities.
At the beginning of the cycle, the industrial wealth of Seville was highlighted as the ideal territory for the consolidation of industrial projects. Likewise, Alcalá de Guadaíra was highlighted as the engine of the metropolitan area of Seville and its province. The industrial parks of the town produce 40% of the industrial GDP of the province, and 9% of the GDP of the region, constituting itself as the largest industrial center of Andalusia.
Alfran in “Seville bets on the industry”
After the opening, Juan Borrego, territorial delegate of Seville of the Ministry of Employment, Enterprise and Commerce of the Junta de Andalucía, intervened. He spoke about the state and future prospects of the Sevillian industry in a presentation entitled ‘Industrial Strategy of Andalusia 2020’. He marked the industry as one of the fundamental pillars of the economy and synonymous with Productivity, Innovation, Stable Employment and Quality.
Then, the round table entitled ‘The industry in Seville’ began. It was moderated by Juan Román, President of the Industry Committee of the Confederation of Employers of Seville (CES), and counted on the interventions of Antonio Gómez, President of the Association of Aeronautical Companies Helix; Ángel Pulido, director of the Port Authority of Seville; Enrique Delgado, Director of Hydrometallurgy and Environment of Copper Las Cruces; José María Domínguez, Managing Director of Refractarios Alfran, S.A .; and Carmen Quintero, General Director of MP Productivity.
José María Domínguez, Managing Director of Alfran, spoke about the international projection and the new Strategic Plan that is being finalized. He also stressed the importance of working on innovation through strategic alliances, and in digital transformation.
After the interventions, the question time came among the public attending the speakers. José María Domínguez, Managing Director of Alfran, was asked about the international expansion, specifically in Saudi Arabia. José María Domínguez highlighted the great appealing that Seville has to attract foreign investors “people love to come to Seville, this is an advantage”.
The event of “Seville bets on the industry” ended with some networking. Where, in addition, the assistants had the opportunity to enjoy a cocktail with typical products of the province of Seville.