Jordi Puigneró, Vice President of the Catalan Government, visits GPAINNOVA
Jordi Puigneró, Vice President of the Catalan Government and Regional Minister of Digital Policies and Land, visited last Friday, April 22nd, the headquarters in Barcelona of GPAINNOVA, one of the leading technological platforms specializing in surface treatment solutions for metal and alloy parts. The business group also welcomed three other senior members of the regional government: Daniel Marco, in charge of the Directorate General for Innovation and Digital Economy; Joana Barbany, General Director for Digital Society, and Maria Mercè Santmartí, director for Territorial Services in Barcelona.
For two hours, they toured GPAINNOVA’s headquarters, with an interior area of approximately 6,000 square meters and inaugurated in October 2021. Its facilies count on a test laboratory prepared with the most advanced analysis equipment, pool for testing marine drones, showroom and prototyping workshop, and flexible office spaces to boost interaction among creative departments. Likewise, an exclusive area has been set up for R+D projects.
Puigneró, Marco, Barbany and Santmartí also attended a corporate presentation of GPAINNOVA, carried out by its CEO and co-founder, Pau Sarsanedas, to learn about its expansion and internationalization plans for the coming years. According to him, the group “is already a platform of strategic interest in Catalonia, and it wants to become even more so in the future, in order to lead innovation at a national level and launch cross-cutting projects with a global impact”.
GPAINNOVA is a technology group born in 2013 in Barcelona, with subsidiaries in Sunrise (Florida, USA), Hong Kong and Shenzhen (Mainland China) and specializing in surface metal finishing machinery, with DLyte and MURUA; medical devices with GPAMEDICAL, naval robotics with GPASEABOTS and high-performance power electronics with POWER INNOTECH. GPAINNOVA has a team of more than 180 professionals on staff and more than 40 engineers, 55 distributors, more than 600 worldwide clients, allowing for a turnover of €23.2 million in 2021 (47% more than the previous year).
GPAINNOVA was selected by Financial Times among the 1,000 Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies in 2020, 2021 and 2022. It is algo among the 4 Europe’s fastest-growing companies in the industrial goods sector, being the first one in Spain. In March 2022, GPAINNOVA received the Innova Award at the Empresa de l’Any (Company of the Year) Awards 2021, organized by El Periódico and Banc.
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