The IV edition of the Galicia Executive prize took place last night in Vigo, at the site of the Circle of Executives of the city.
“Ejecutivos” magazine, one of the top economic publications in Spanish industry, honored Delta Vigo with the RDI prize within the fourth edition of the Galicia Executives prizes.
Annually, the publication reward companies, executives and institutions in Galicia for excellence in their work, progress in the sector and their contribution to the economic and industrial development of the country.
Many personalities of the political, social and business realm in Galicia attended the gala event, many of whom emphasized the merits and the recognition of the award recipients in this edition.
The current spanish Minister of Development, Ana Pastor, along with congressional and senatorial aspirants Irene Garrido, Elvira Larriba and Dolores Pan, and also with José Manuel Figueroa and Miguel Fidalgo (Chairman and General Secretary of the PP political party in Vigo), visited the Valladares Technological and Logistical Park.
During the visit to the Delta Vigo facilities, Ms Pastor encouraged the creation of knowledge-based technology companies that generate employment to avoid the drain of educated youth. «In order for them not to have to leave Vigo, because we have companies of a very high level, as advanced as in other parts of the world.»
She also emphasized that Delta Vigo, a company created 64 years ago, «Has been evolving according to the environment. The technology that is patented here goes to many places in the world, because in Vigo we know how to add value. Betting on employment is betting on technological innovation and development. Reinvesting in companies and in technological value makes us more competitive.”
Delta Illescas, a company belonging to the Delta Vigo Group, began its production at the ITAC Technological Park (Illescas Advanced Composite Technology), as a supplier of carbon fiber components for the Airbus A350 XWB.
The Delta Group had already worked on previous models such as the A380. This new plant located among the Airbus production centers in Illescas and in Getafe places Delta Illescas among the elite of top level suppliers. This will also complement the work performed in the Vigo facilities of Peinador and Valladares.
“We want to grow and meet the challenges of the industrial world, guaranteeing a philosophy of work based on technology before any economic objective and maintaining a brand policy based on zero defects. We must do things well, and all the products must have their own quality seal,” said Delta Group chairman Francisco Puga, to the President of Castilla La Mancha region, José María Barreda, during the inauguration of Delta Illescas.
Francisco Puga, chairman of Delta Group, and José María Barreda, President of Castilla-La Mancha region, inaugurated the Delta Illescas facilities located at the ITAC Industrial and Technological Park. They were accompanied by the vice president, María Luisa Araújo, and the mayor of Illescas, José Manuel Tofiño.
These new facilities, with a total area of 20,000 m2, will complement the group’s two other plants in Vigo, and aims to produce large aeronautic components.
The Delta Group chairman is taking on the challenge of establishing the company in the “Nucleus of aeronautic excellence and at the same time as the reference in composites.” The company has made a commitment to focus on technological development above economic goals, to implant a culture of responsibility and committed work among its employees, maintain its policy of “zero defects,” and have a stable and competitive staff.
Delta Illescas, involving a total investment of 31 million euros, will begin with 25 employees, seven of whom are engineers. In addition, it predicts duplicating its economic activity in 2012, so that 45 new jobs will be generated, five of them for engineers.
The Delta Group, which already has two plants in Vigo, one in Valladares and the other in Peinador, has decided to strengthen its participation in the projects of Airbus, the top European aircraft manufacturer.
Delta Vigo is building a new plant in the Industrial and Technological Park of Illescas (Toledo), considered Spain’s “aeronautic excellence park”.
This new plant, with an approximate area of 15,000 m2, requiring an investment of 20 million euros, will be fully functioning within a year and a half. It will have a staff of approximately 70 people, 20% of whom will be upper level engineers.