ArcelorMittal is the main world producer of iron and steel. Asturias is home to the only iron and steel plant in Spain where the entire steel production process is undertaken.
ArcelorMittal produces 5 million tonnes of steel in Asturias. Each year it produces approximately a fourth of the steel produced in Spain. The company has an acclaimed R&D&I Centre inAsturias.
Gregory Ludkovsky, vice-president of ArcelorMittal: “Asturias undoubtedly offers the ideal conditions for housing the best R&D technological activities due to its intellectual capacity and work ethic.”
This company belongs to the multinational Glencore Xstrata International, a world leader in zinc production. Asturiana de Zinc is the largest electrolytic zinc plant in the world (productive capacity of 510,000 tonnes each year, 47.4 % from the Glencore group) and one of the most efficient on a world scale thanks to the development of its own technology.
The Bayer acetylsalicylic acid plant in Asturias is where 100 % of the active ingredient for Aspirin is produced. Some 200 million units of aspirin are consumed around the world each day.
Additionally, and as a result of its high levels of competitiveness, experience and quality, the Bayer plant in Asturias, plans to take on the worldwide production of an active ingredient for an anti-parasitic drug for pets.
The determining factors for basing its facilities in the Valnalón Industrial City (Langreo) were the installation costs and the availability of highly-qualified local HR.
The company currently employs over 600 workers whose activity is based around the development of software and system management, offering consulting and application management services.
A US multinational located in the Principality of Asturias Business Park (Aviles). It offers employment to over 600 people and more than 85 % of the work undertaken targets foreign clients. It is a technological provider of corporate solutions and services: managing business processes, outsourcing information systems, integrating systems and consulting services.
DuPont Asturias boasts the most modern company production and service facilities in Europe. The Company currently focuses its activity over 3 fields: agriculture and nutrition, industrial biosciencesand advanced materials.
Nestlé Spain has a long-standing industrial career in Asturias, where it has 2 production centres: manufacture of infant nutrition products and manufacture of tinned and sterilised dishes, including the preparation of the well-known Litoral fabada, with a history dating back some 60 years.
Saint-Gobain has an industrial centre in Asturias, where it develops glass for construction (Saint-Gobain Glass) and glass for automotive purposes (Saint-Gobain Sekurit).
The company has a Research Centre in Asturias (Aviles R&D Centre) which has worked on projects such as the development of glass for solar energy and highly innovative glass fusion procedures.
The ThyssenKrupp group has company representation in Asturias:
- Thyssenkrupp Norte: world leading company in the manufacturing of escalators, moving and acceleration walkways.
- Thyssenkrupp Airport Systems: airport walkway production.
- Thyssenkrupp Elevator Innovation Center, the company’s world innovation centre.
A to-scale prototype of a pioneering project has been developed in Asturias: the first cable-free lift in the world.
Last updated: 28|11|2016
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