The Confederación Abulense de Empresarios (CONFAE) has awarded the Premio Empresa Abulense del Año, sponsored by Bankia, and CECALE de Oro by Ávila 2019 to the company Ornua Ingredientes for the "effort" made by the cheese company to maintain its production and staff of workers in Ávila after the fire that destroyed its facilities in November 2017. "It is an example of a responsible company," stressed the president of CONFAE, Juan Saborido.
At the press conference presenting the award, Juan Saborido pointed out that Ornua stands with the CECALE de Oro for Ávila for its "involvement in the economic fabric and with the society of Avila, demonstrated by the enormous investment effort that has been carried out to build its new facilities, maintaining the activity in Ávila ", in which it is committed to" growth, innovation and technology ".
Likewise, it has valued its "commitment to maintain employment levels", its impact on provincial and regional GDP and its interest in cooperating in the business and institutional areas of both Ávila and Castilla y León, reasons why the The Executive Committee of CONFAE decided in May, unanimously, to award the Abuja Company of the Year Award to Ornua Ingredientes, which is also a partner of CONFAE.
For his part, the managing director of Ornua Ingredients Europe, Joan Bombardó, thanked the awarding of the Company of the Year Award and CECALE Gold Award for Avila, saying that it is "a recognition for all the workers who have collaborated in the reconstruction and in the maintenance of the activity ".
Bombardó has also announced that the new factory, built on the same plot where the installations destroyed by the fire were located, is "practically finished", with 90% of the machinery installed and all the workers have been gradually incorporated, with what they hope to resume the activity normally this June. At the end of the year, it has calculated, the factory will manage to equate its production to the levels prior to the fire and will begin to increase in 2020.
The CECALE Gold Awards are given annually to a company from each of the nine provinces of Castilla y León, proposed by the provincial employers looking for the best references of the productive fabric and its economic and labor relevance both at provincial and regional level.
These business awards will be presented this year in Burgos on June 20. Ávila has already hosted this award ceremony twice.
As for the Bankia Entrepreneur of the Year award, this is an award granted annually by CONFAE, with the sponsorship of Bankia, which falls to the same company as the mention of the CECALE de Oro.
The award ceremony will take place after the summer in a business event of a festive nature, which includes the rest of the CONFAE awards, which include categories for Autonomous, Innovation, Rural, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sectorial Commitment or Equality.