The award is granted by the A Coruña and Santiago Chambers of Commerce and Banco Santander, and more than 60 companies were competing.

We’ve recieved the Award for SME of the Year 2019, a prestigious title granted by the A Coruña and Santiago Chambers of Commerce and Banco Santander, in cooperation with the newspaper La Voz de Galicia, which was to go to one of 60 companies in the province of A Coruña.

The SME of the Year Award was created three years ago to recognize the work of small and medium companies in the creation of employment and generation of wealth, and for us it’s an absolute honor to recieve this title, especially this year, on our 25th anniversary.

The mayor of A Coruña, Inés Rey, lead the ceremony, which took place on the 9th of July in the Chamber of A Coruña’s head office. For their decision, the jury highlighted, amongst other factors, our company’s “constant innovation and improvement in technology, techniques and products”.

Julio Arca, our Finance and Strategy Director, was in charge of collecting the award and during his intervention, emphasized Genesal’s focus on internationalization, innovation, digitalization, and continuous and sustained investment as instruments of growth in an ever more competitive environment.


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Arca explained that “knowing how to manufacture” is the basis of everything and, in this sense, named the local industry as a driver of development. “We have to be proud of being part of the industry and of our industrial legacy in Galicia and Spain as a whole”, he told the audience.

Participating in the awards ceremony (where four accessits were also rewarded: to Distribuciones Tikinting, Cofrico, Do Artesanato and Emociacción) were Antonio Couceiro, president of the Chamber of A Coruña; Gonzalo Ortiz, CEO of the Chamber of A Coruña; José Ramón Riobóo, provincial deputy; José Carballo, vicepresident of the Chamber of Santiago de Compostela; Rosario García, regional director of the Banco Santander in Galicia; Juan José Pérez, director of Institutional Relations, Communication and Responsible Banking of Santander Spain and Sofía Vázquez, editor in chief of La Voz de Galicia.