Introduction: Nowadays, most European governments are well aware of the potential of wind energy. From 1980 to 2000, the awareness of wind energy was mainly concentrated in Denmark and Germany where a large number of wind turbines were manufactured and installed. Germany still leads in terms of annually installed capacity with Spain close behind. Over the last 5 to 10 years many European governments have developed policies to promote renewable energy sources, including wind energy. Prominent examples are the United Kingdom, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Eastern European countries where wind energy is already installed or incentives are defined to boost the increase of renewables.
During the last 20 to 25 years the implementation of wind energy has changed dramatically. In the early stages, standalone wind turbines with installed power between 100 and 500 kW were quite common while the development of wind farms was rare. Now, after the development of incentives and planning regimes, most installations are in farms of up to 25 or more turbines. Currently, the installed power per turbine ranges from 750 kW to 3 MW and farms totalling 50 MW are not uncommon. Wind turbines in the range of 4.5 to 6 MW are available as prototypes and test specimens but are not yet commercially exploited. keep reading…
Challenge: The Regional Government of Castilla-La Mancha provides health, education, and administration services for 919 municipalities, 54 percent of which have less than 500 inhabitants. It employs around 30,000 healthcare workers, 30,000 educators, and 12,000 administrators. “This environment presents one of Spain’s most challenging demographics for delivering public services,” says Pedro-Jesus Rodriguez Gonzalez, Head of IT and Internet for Castilla-La Mancha.
“Although much of the population lives in five major cities, a significant portion of its citizens are widely dispersed.” As well as finding new and innovative ways to deliver public services, Castilla-La Mancha is constantly being challenged to “do more with less”. Despite shrinking budgets, it remains focused on ensuring social inclusion and equal opportunities for students and citizens, regardless of their place of residence…
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Innovation made easy: Equity interests in Industria de Turbo Propulsores, S. A. (ITP) are held by Sener Aeronáutica (53%) and Rolls-Royce (47%). Primary activities of ITP include the research, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of aircraft and gas turbine engines.
The company also carries out motor and aircraft maintenance and provides leasing and motor sales and purchasing services. ITP is the authorized service provider for major engine manufacturers worldwide. Established in 1989, the company is headquartered in Zamudio, Spain and employs 2,200 people in eleven production centers in Spain, Great Britain, Mexico, and the United States. Click here to read more…
Based in Singapore and established in 2002, Salon Specifics Pte Ltd is a fast growing distributor for professional hair care products from popular brands such as the Kin Cosmetics from Spain, Anthocyanin from Korea and Crema formulated in Italy. Equipped with a fully operational studio for training and research, the company prides itself in its commitment to customer service, product support and training, and quality products with distinctive and innovative packaging. Salon Specifics caters to a clientele of over 700 salons in Singapore.
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Challenge: Dr. Reddy’s needed to have a reliable supply chain solution through Switzerland in order to expand business from the production site in Spain to Romania. Due to organizational and legislation reasons, a Switzerland branch had to be set up before starting the business. This branch had to be certified by Swissmedic, the Swiss authority for supervision and authorization of therapeutic products.
Solution: The Agility solution for Dr. Reddy’s included utilizing our experts and their collective experience. Our extensive knowledge in the Pharma industry combined with our network of freight forwarding products, specialty businesses, and logistics expertise, created a solution that answered the specific requirements of Dr. Reddy’s Team. Agility also provided visibility throughout the Supply Chain, assistance in passing the Swissmedic certification, efficient standard processes and procedures and Road Freight services. Keep reading
The Amadeus IT Group, a provider of IT solutions to the tourism and travel industry, has its headquarters in Spain and employs around 10,000 people worldwide. Through Amadeus Tube – a recent addition to the company intranet – the organization is embracing user-generated content and opening up internal communication to allow employees to express their views and connect with fellow colleagues. This applies to video too.
Amadeus Tube is accessible to all employees and enables anyone in the company to load content such as videos, presentations, photos, podcasts/MP3 files and articles to share with the wider Amadeus community who can view, rate, download, forward to a friend and comment on items. “Everyone in the company is encouraged to upload and share their own video content and we have created a few videos to explain how to actually use the tool,” explains Liza Grelz, Intranet Editor. “We think it’s valuable to get people into the mindset of participating in the flow of communication and information.” VIew more for The Amadeus IT Group
Challenges: Established in 1993, Atlantis Healthcare has offices in the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Australia and New Zealand providing a unique service to address the issue of non-adherence. In late 2010, Atlantis decided that with the rapid recent growth of the company, they had a need to move offices. Expansion also came with the headache of a server infrastructure that was at capacity based on company requirements. We were asked by Atlantis to assist. We had several goals to achieve as listed below:
>Arrange supply & installation of Failover Internet Services
>Arrange supply & installation of ISDN30 and Analogue phone lines
>Arrange supply & installation of data cabling
Solution: Our way of dealing with this was to be involved in the entire process as part of the project management team. This included attending all necessary meetings with the Architects and Site Owners/Management Teams. We had to liaise with several different third party suppliers for the following services:
Abstract: Until fairly recently, the process of creating a small enterprise in Spain was a slow process with a lot of red tape and excessive paperwork. The New Enterprise CIRCE project is an initiative which aims to respond to the measures that the European Union has recommended in order to alleviate the currently existing problems concerning the creation of companies, aimed at reducing and simplifying.
The administrative burdens borne by the companies: coordination between public services, the creation of a single point of contact to create enterprises, the gestation of environments which facilitate the creation and development of innovative companies and the production of a single form for the same purpose, among others. For this reason, it is based on an new form of company, the New Enterprise Limited Company (SLNE), whose characteristics make it very similar to the already existing Limited Company (SL), although with some advantages over this. Click here to read more…
Business Challenges: ASM provides express parcel delivery services to customers throughout Spain, Andorra and Portugal. A keen focus on customer care helps ASM deliver outstanding service. An online tracking system reassures customers that packages are handled with care and delivered to the right place and on time.
Signed delivery receipts can be viewed on ASM’s web portal once goods have been successfully delivered to the final recipient. The process for capturing and uploading delivery receipts was not, however, particularly efficient and there was usually a delay of several days before a customer was able to view their proof of delivery.This delay was a cause of customer dissatisfaction and was directly affecting cash flow as ASM was not able to invoice customers until delivery was confirmed. ASM therefore urgently needed a more efficient and effective process for document capture and upload. Click here to read more…
The Walt Disney Company Spain & Portugal is
the subsidiary company of
The Walt Disney Company responsible for marketing
the films (on any
media), video games, theme parks and resorts,
television channels, and any
other Walt Disney products in Spain and Portugal.