The awards will be presented on November 21 in Madrid.
The Diplomat. 11/10/2018
Spanish Exporters and Investors Club recognized Talgo company, González Byass and Cesce in the XVI edition of its 2018 Internationalization Awards. The prizes will be presented on November 21 in Madrid by the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Reyes Maroto.
The jury, comprised by Club of Exporters’ President Antonio Bonet and other members of the board of directors, distinguished Talgo in the category of large Spanish companies with a remarkable international projection and González Byas in the medium-sized companies. Cesce (Spanish Insurance Company of Export Credit) was awarded as an institution of special relevance for the internationalization of Spanish companies.
Talgo is an engineering company which specializes in the design and manufacture of rolling stock, as well as in the provision of maintenance services to railway operators throughout the world. Founded in 1942, it occupies a position of international leadership in its sector, as evidenced by the fact that its trains were chosen for the Mecca-Medina project. The jury also took into account the high technological and innovative components that its products incorporate.
With respect to Gonzalez Byass, it is a family winery founded in Jerez de la Frontera in 1835, with brands as renowned around the world as the fine wine Tío Pepe. With a long export tradition, which began in the mid-nineteenth century, its products are sold today in more than one hundred countries, including Chile and Mexico, where it has its own warehouses.
The jury recognizes the role of Cesce in complicated markets
As for Cesce, it is the head of a group of companies that offers integral solutions for commercial credit management. It is also the Spanish export credit agency that manages the export credit insurance on behalf of the State. The Jury has recognized the great role that the entity has played in the international expansion of Spanish companies, in a very marked manner in some particularly difficult markets.
The Spanish Exporters and Investors Club is a multi-sector business association whose objective is the representation and defense of the interests of Spanish companies with international activity. The worldwide turnover of the members of the Club is equivalent to 20% of the Spanish GDP. They have about 800,000 employees and their investments abroad represent 50% of Spanish total amount.