Catalan Mesoestetic Pharma Group exports 85% of its production and is present in 62 markets worldwide

May 19, 2012 12:18 AM | CNA / Bertran Cazorla

The Catalan company Mesoestetic has built a new factory that multiplies by ten its previous facilities. Furthermore, the company will increase its staff by 30%. The Catalan Minister for Business and Employment has praised the company as a model for innovation and internationalisation. He has spoke of the long tradition of the pharmaceutical industry in Catalonia as well as the Catalan economy’s export capacity.

Abertis to become world leader managing highways after integrating OHL’s business in Brazil and Chile

April 25, 2012 10:47 PM | CNA

The Barcelona-based multinational will manage more than 7,500 kilometres of toll highways worldwide and will increase the company’s annual turnover by €1 billion. The Catalan company Abertis will become the world’s leader in the highway management sector after adding OHL’s concessions in Brazil and Chile. In exchange, OHL would buy ACS’s shares in Abertis, which represent 10% of the Catalan company. The operation is not fully closed yet, pending to be approved by the respective boards, but it has already been officially announced.

Catalan company ‘Ciments Molins’ to invest 191 million euros this year in foreign plants for the first time

July 7, 2011 12:09 AM | CNA / Maite Cirera

Tunisia will benefit from the greatest investment with 73 million euros for the Kairouan factory. Besides, Ciments Molins is aiming to penetrate into the Chinese market with “a small two million euro investment” in prefabricated products, as a start. 87% of the investments will be channeled abroad, specifically in Tunisia, México, Argentina, Uruguay, Bangladesh, and China.

Large business managers ask the Catalan President for further simplification of administrative procedures

April 16, 2011 06:42 PM | CNA / Patricia Mateos

They also asked for an improvement in vocational training and development of the Catalan economy’s internationalisation. The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, met today at the ESADE Business School with 200 of the most important business people in Catalonia. Among others, the presidents and main directors of Abertis, La Caixa, Banc Sabadell, Seat or even FC Barcelona were present and Mas asked them to take the lead in the economic recovery.