The COCEF Gives Saica the “Best Company of the Year Award 2016”

Saica Paper Venizel
France, 15 Dec 2016
The president of the Aragon based multinational company, Ramón Alejandro, received this award from the president of the Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce in France (COCEF), José Miguel García and in the presence of the Spanish Ambassador in France, Ramón de Miguel.

Saica has a presence in France with 14 sites which employ more than 1,500 people.

The Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce in France (COCEF) has bestowed to the Saica Group the “Best Company of the Year Award 2016” for its presence and investments in France. The president of the Aragon-based multinational company, Ramón Alejandro, collected this award yesterday from the president of the Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce in France (COCEF), José Miguel García and in the presence of the Spanish Ambassador in France, Ramón de Miguel. The president of Saica was particularly grateful given that “this award recognises our efforts and motivates us for the future”. The Aragon-based multinational company has a presence in France with 14 sites which employ more than 1,500 people and a turnover that in 2015 reached 439 million euros. Throughout 2016, the Saica Group has continued its investment and commitment to renewable projects in France; specifically it has decided to invest in a biomass plant at the Saica Paper Venizel facility. This is a 45 million euro investment that has had the support of the ADEME (French Environment and Energy Management Agency).

"This Project represents a long term commitment that will allow the Venizel plant to improve its competitiveness through an approach that combines protecting the environment, circular economy and the commitment to green energy and recycling."

Ramón Alejandro, chairman of Saica Group. 

The Venizel plant makes up part of Saica Paper, which also has facilities in El Burgo de Ebro (Zaragoza, Spain) and Partington (United Kingdom). Venizel has been the “launching point” for the development of the Group’s activities in this European country.

About the COCEF

The COCEF was created in Paris pursuant to Royal Decree of October 8, 1886. It is currently governed by the Non-profit French Law of Associations of 1901 and Royal Decree 768/79 of 16 March 1979 that defines the aim, the organisation and the means of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce abroad. 

About Saica Group

Saica Group is one of the largest European players in the development and production of recycled paper for corrugated board, with a production of 3.2 million tons of recycled paper. With more than 10,000 employees across Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, United Kingdom, Ireland, Turkey, Luxembourg and The Netherlands.

Saica Group has four business areas: production of recycled paper for corrugated board (Saica Paper), waste management and environmental services (Saica Natur), production of corrugated packaging (Saica Pack) and flexible packaging (Saica Flex). The turnover of the multinational is nearly 3.832 million Euros (aggregate sales, 31.12.19).

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