Seven companies are implementing environment in their manufacturing technology that comes from the University of Burgos. They have signed the contracts of operating license of patents or knowledge (know how: working formulas that improve productivity) to use the technology developed by the research groups of the UBU.
The venture capital companies in Spain are feeling the severe economic crisis affecting the country and the uncertainties about the medium and long term to register a sharp fall in the volume of investment, which dropped 22% in 2012 and stood at 2.525 million , of which 60% came from international funds. Ade Sodical Management, under the Ministry of Economy and Employment of the Government, has not been immune to this trend and closed last year with 7 operations approved by 1.67 million, representing a decrease of 68.5% compared to investment volume of the previous year, when it reached 5.3 million, up from 8.3 million 2010 9.1 million 2009.
These figures reflect the complicated situation of the fabric of our region "by the long duration of the crisis and the greater difficulties in accessing external finance," says Manuel Fernandez, CEO of the venture capital firm said, adding: "we support existing companies with expansion plans or new business, and in the last year we have received very few projects because employers have a policy conservative when investing, and because very few dare to start a company in the current situation. Also, it is very difficult to get bank loans, so discarded and come to us. "
However, Fernandez is confident that 2013 will recover the investment rate to exceed 5 million since the end of the first quarter and 4 operations are approved for more than one million euros and there are 2 other very advanced for 2 million Euro. Until March 2013, the venture capital firm has allocated 540,000 euros to Replay Balls Europe, a company based in Ólvega (Soria) specializing in recycled golf balls; 300,000 euros to Valladolid Traslational biotech Cancer Drugs Pharma; 180,000 euros to Fast Drinks, Venta de Baños (Palencia), which produces self-heating drinks like coffee, tea or soup, and more than 23,000 euros to Leon Bawer Technology, which manufactures innovative fishing articles.
The agricultural sector remains a powerful industry in our province, but the goals of House beyond with this broadening is to continue conquering foreign markets as a distributor and manufacturer of agricultural machinery. It is currently present with offices in Morocco, Brazil and Poland, and have distributors in South Africa, Chile and Puerto Rico
The investment is intended to expand its facilities located in the Alto de la Varga occupying a total of 11,000 square meters, both its commercial center, as the area dedicated to the production of 5,000 square meters in the first phase, which in the future will come to 8,000 meters. The expansion will create about 20 jobs.
This is the company Red Trailers, located in the industrial area of Miracles. This is a new type of trailer that can carry up to 150 tons pieces and 35 meters long.
Once attached to the tractor, will be 15 axles, 45 meters in length and 160 tons in weight, especially adapted to the climatic conditions of Russia, which is your final destination.
The development of this type of elements involves a significant effort in R & D for the company Burgos, to be developed by steering and suspension components.
Alucoil, is a Burgos, Miranda de Ebro, the Group Alibérico which is immersed in an internationalization plan 2011-15, with the goal of increasing revenue to exceed 350 million euros. The company is already present in Morocco, USA, Brazil and India and Australia.
The group is one of the world leaders in the manufacture of processed aluminum products for industries such as construction, food packaging, packaging for the pharmaceutical industry, special paints and lacquers and parts for trains, ships, solar or elevators. "The common denominator is that they are very complex products with a high technological component," the chairman of the holding, Clemente González Soler.
Your ultimate goal is to become the world's leading manufacturer of aluminum composite panels, with a market share of 10%.
The Business Council for Competitiveness (CEC), in collaboration with ICEX Spain Export and Investment, presented the report "Spain: A land of opportunity" in 23 capitals of three continents. He conducted a conference during the months of May and ablil to explain the content of the report, in the same part of renowned Spanish economists and board members, which includes 15 major Spanish companies.
The tour, which will start on April 3 in Amsterdam, will continue through Europe in Brussels, Berlin, Frankfurt, Milan, London, Paris, Zurich, America in Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, New York, Washington, Mexico City, Bogota, Lima Santiago de Chile, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, and Asia in Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore.
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Entrepreneurs who take their first steps into a "protective structure" and "training" as a business incubator are more likely to survive their initiative than those "entrepreneurs by obligation" to launch the business without proper training. Hence CajaViva Caja Rural and Young Entrepreneurs Association of Burgos (AJE) have given much importance to the signing of an agreement between the two that gives a 'quantum leap' in partnership for more than five years and allow the financial institution to facilitate to the entrepreneurs a financial facilitator, an expert from Caja Rural CajaViva to inform possible lines of financing to eligible users of municipal nursery AJE managed companies and the rest of the 80 entrepreneurs.
This figure will provide the beneficiaries of this program the keys to access funding sources while Caja Rural CajaViva offers its "financial power" available to new entrepreneurs. The CEO of CajaViva Caja Rural, Ramon Sobremonte stressed the "very strong" entity involvement with entrepreneurs, seeing the end of the crisis thanks to its ability to create jobs and wealth, which translates into an increase of 10 percent in loans from the credit union in 2012 for micro business and up 9% for the self-employed
Thus, the institution aims to contribute to the development of values and entrepreneurial skills, the local and provincial economic development and diversification of its business.
The program, which has already been presented 22 projects, of which five are in the study phase of its business plan, is for entrepreneurs who want to transform an idea into a business opportunity or small business expansion and growth projects , with the goal of developing innovation in such projects.
To do so, the program provides a review and reorientation of the business idea or proposal, advice on business plan development, through tutors and experts from business, configuration tools for the business plan, assurance project feasibility and financial resources, which contribute to the creation and consolidation of companies.
The program, which is part of the Enterprise Line Caja de Burgos, differs from other actions to support entrepreneurship by a number of specific features, such as the transfer of knowledge to the entrepreneur, tracking projects and seeking funding for business.
On one hand, the initiative has the technical advice of the Technological Institute of Castilla y León, which provides methodology that guarantees success and mentoring through professional groups, to create, implement and consolidate projects.
On the other hand, ensures the proper development of innovative ideas, through continuous monitoring, providing resources for prototyping and market research and finding funding guarantees for outstanding initiatives.
Caja de Burgos allocates 550,000 euros in 2013 to its "Bussiness Line" including also the Entrepreneurs Program, a series of initiatives aimed at promoting entrepreneurship, which are complemented by the proposed Investment Associates, which has a budget of 1.5 million euros and 2,000,000 euros for investments in consolidated companies, throughout this year.
Out of the 204 new firms, the 49.51 percent were created by men and the 50.49 percent belong to female, with the more common profile of a person between 25 and 45 years with high school degree, with a less than one year unemployment period.
According to its legal form, the 85, 78 percent of companies which open in 2011 in the province of Burgos corresponded to the Individual Entrepreneur, followed by the Civil Society figure, the 9.31 percent of the total, and Limited Partnership Company figure, which accounted the 4.41 percent.
Considering the industry, most of the new companies established last year in Burgos corresponded to professional, followed by those related to retail, hospitality and tourism.
By nationality, most companies (the 94.12 percent), were created by Spanish, and the 5.88 percent ownership of which corresponded to a foreigner
The agreement reflects accurately what Villafría aspires to be for many years, a vital logistical node in the north of the peninsula, a kind of a center of rail freight business, in which the major ports in northern peninsular ( Bilbao and Gijon, mainly) concentrated loads for shipping to destinations such as Madrid, Seville, among other capitals, or the ports of Algeciras, Barcelona and Valencia.
Villafría, says Gonzalo Ansotegui, manager of the dry port, "fits perfectly into the puzzle strategic rail freight because it is very well situated as it is an industry that demands around rail services." In fact, since their operation despite the removal of the service to the port of Valencia, has tripled container traffic up to nearly 4,500 last year, a movement that comfortably exceed this year with the arrival of trains from (or address) Bilbao.
Villafría currently operates seven trains a week: three to Zaragoza, one of Barcelona and the rest doing the triangle Bilbao-Madrid via Zaragoza Villafría. These convoys generate an average traffic of 24 trucks per day loading and unloading work. However, estimating in three hours time to the development of a convoy, the terminal Burgos could have capacity to serve six daily, which would be necessary to increase the services available from Renfe, operating cranes, transport and could even extend to night time activity (currently, operates from 8.00 to 14.00 and from 16.00 to 18.00). It is feasible, he recognizes.
Within 10-15 years, Villafría also need much more space, because a logistic node bases its activity on the turnover of goods. Operators require a large stock of empty containers and many shipping companies to shit merchandise. "Do not think about tomorrow, but in the next 20 years," recalls Ansótegui, who points out that to date only been implemented half of the 2,500 m2 expansion of the beach road approved in 2011 by the ADIF, allowing improved loading and unloading large convoys of 410 meters in length without costly maneuvers.
The Dry Port manager insists that, despite its potential, the terminal is still Villafría "underutilized" (in fact, two days a week serving no trains) and although the numbers show that is the center most important logistical Castilla y? Leon, "the Board endeavors to promote other sites that have no future and not wanting to see that in Burgos things are done well, even in times of crisis." The dispersion of supply rail logistics in the region, they conclude, reduces competitiveness and the investment required to Puerto Seco.
This is a not bad if you think that the main connection to the south of the peninsula, the line Burgos-Aranda, is unusable for freight traffic, an old claim that touches himself to Arandina industry and has not yet solution.