In 2000 Heineken acquired the Cruzcampo factory and since then its growth has been sustainable, positioning Cruzcampo as one of the most important national beer brands and with the biggest international presence. The new factory in Seville meant the consolidation of its bet for Andalusia, being the most modern settlement of Europe and the one with the biggest productivity index, generating more than 2.000 direct and indirect jobs.
In 1994 they acquired the division of Puleva's nutrition in Granada. Recently, the company has enlarged the factory to increase its productive capacity and to give better response to the increasing demand of the world market in nutritional products. It has a department of research and development, formed entirely by local staff, from which it launches to the market innovative ingredients processed with technologies to make dietetic products.
Settled in Jaen since 1967, it possesses two production plants, one for headlamps and another one for tail lights, providing more than 1.300 permanents works and almost 200 temporary works. The company stands out for its career of sustained growth and for its bet for the technological development that includes the installation of the first automatic module for the manufacture of thermosetting reflectors as well as the launch of new lighting systems.
Recently settled in the Andalusia's Technological Park in Malaga, they have created a centre specialized in the provision and delivery of consultancy services for the Spanish market generating around 400 qualified employments. There are also projects of research, development and innovation being carried out in this centre.
This new factory of hi-tech solar receiver pipes was opened in Seville in 2008. This investment demonstrates its commitment with the sector and its bet for the technological development and the innovation in the Andalusian region, by means of the development of the energy generation technology from the cylinder-parabolic solar concentrated radiation.
It has three plants of development and assembly in Andalusia, giving a job to more than 2.000 workers and taking part in relevant international projects. The plant placed in the "Tecnoparque Bahía de Cádiz" (Cadiz' Bay Technological Park) stands out for the technology used in the manufacture of structures and carbon fibre components. San Pablo's plant (Seville) performs activities of assembly and final equipment of military planes and the A400M Assembly Centre in Seville is the plant where the final assembly, the flight tests and the A400M planes' deliveries will be carried out.
CITRE is the first Institute of Translational Research that the biomedical company Celgene has settled out of USA. Its location in Spain, to be precise in Seville and in the "Parque Científico y Tecnológico Cartuja 93" (Cartuja '93 Scientific and Technological Park) in 2011, is due to the need of the company to possess an own research centre that is capable of coordinating all the actions in research and development that it develops in collaboration with the public and private sector. This way, CITRE manages to optimize the time of research and to increase the success of the studies in development, by means of accelerating the development of new therapies that reduce the pain and increase the hope and the life quality of patients that suffer a non-covered medical need.
CITRE represents the beginning of a new age for biomedical research in Spain, based in guaranteeing the health of the patient and represents the strong commitment of the company with the discovery and the development of new therapies, which will allow to change the course of the cancer, the solid tumours and other debilitating diseases. Under an innovative model focused on the actual association between the interests of the Pharmaceutical Industry, the Administration and the Academy, CITRE counts on the best doctors and researchers of the world, capable of reducing the gap between the basic and the clinic research.
It is not a coincidence that this one is the first project of these characteristics that is located neither in Spanish nor Andalusian soil: CITRE represents the culmination of the paradigmatic change in terms of public-private collaboration. The Regional Government of Andalusia is involved in this collaboration, it has promoted along the years the biomedical research, the regenerative medicine, the personalized medicine and the research with stem cells as maximum priority.
David Villalba Fernández-Ortega. Senior Manager Operations CITRE