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NewsletterJuly 2017 Num 84






Key Sectors

Boehringer builds a new factory in Sant Cugat del Vallès
A Dubai-based businesswoman to start up a sugar plant in Mérida
The defense, aeronautics and space industry grows over 10%
The consulting industry consolidates its recovery in Spain

Business Climate

The government upgrades its outlook for growth and unemployment

The GDP will grow 3% in 2017, and the unemployment rate will fall to 11% by the end of 2020. According to these predictions, the Spanish economy will grow at a higher rate than the main developed economies, particularly those of the Eurozone. The European Commission expects these countries to grow no more than 2%, also representing an improvement over previous financial years but revealing the impact of the uncertainty caused by events like Brexit, commercial policies and the withdrawal of monetary stimuli.

Success story


The new project will be developed in the factory at Montornés del Vallés for the manufacture of adhesives for the aerospace industry

Henkel invests between 25 and 40 million euros in the aerospace sector in Montornés

Pilar Cruz, Finance Director at Henkel Ibérica



News in Brief


The tyre brand Bridgestone is to invest €219 million in Spain

The Japanese manufacturer has launched a strategic plan that considers an investment of €219 million in Spain, of which €73 million will be set aside for the Basque plants of Basauri and Usánsolo


Sonnedix reinforces its commitment to Spanish sunshine

The Dutch multinational invested over one billion euros in acquisitions in the last year


Accenture opens new innovation space in Madrid

It will help clients to invent, develop and apply disruptive innovations and speed up their digital transformation process

Events section

Expoquimia 2017

02/10/17 - 06/10/17

Expoquimia 2017

Barcelona will once again be the European capital of the chemical industry from October 2nd to 6th, hosting Expoquimia, as part of Barcelona Industry Week (a combined collaboration of 8 events: Expoquimia, Smart Chemistry Smart Future, Eurosurfas, Equiplast, World Chemical Summit, IN(3D)USTRY, World Congress of Chemical Engineering, IOT) that will bring together commercial, technical and scientific offerings of three industries which are fundamental for the development of the well-being of today’s society. With over 500 exhibitors, Expoquimia – The International Chemistry Event - broads its international horizons to become the World Chemical Summit, a world-class trade fair event. The objective is to increase internationalization, attract foreign investment and boost collaboration between the worlds of science and business. To learn more about the trade fair, please, visit its website.  []

ICEX-Invest in Spain will take part again, with an information booth at Smart Chemistry, Smart Future, the forum aimed at attracting investment in the Spanish chemical sector. 

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