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CARINSA GROUP leads two disruptive projects on fragrances financed with 2 million euros from Retos Colaboración, a program of the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities

The two initiatives aim to create sustainable and environmentally friendly products based on disruptive technologies

Grupo Carinsa leads two outstanding R + D + i projects that have just received an important grant from the Retos Colaboración 2017, a program from the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities. This program is aimed at Innovation projects in cooperation between companies and research organizations in order to promote the development of new technologies, the business application of new ideas and techniques, and contribute to the creation of new products and services. In this sense, the two funded initiatives, MICROESENCI and FITOMATICS, present disruptive technologies applied to the field of fragrances with the aim of bringing sustainable products that respect the environment to the market.

The MICROESENCI project will be carried out together with the Eurecat technology center. The objective is to design cleaning products with high hygienic capacity to be applied in hospitals, senior centers and public transport, that is, places with large concentrations of people and in which a thorough sanitation is needed. MICROESENCI will incorporate new techniques of advanced microencapsulation in which the active principles of the cleaning product will be released when there is a contact with the surface where they have been applied.

MICROESENCI, in addition, will put aside synthetic chemicals in favor of natural essential oils with antimicrobial and disinfectant properties. The polymers used in microencapsulation will also be biodegradable, thus complying with the environmental policies of the EU and US governments in this field.

Precisely, with this same goal of sustainability is conceived FITOMATICS, an ambitious biotechnology project together with the technology solutions center Leitat and the Center for Research in Agrigenomics (CRAG). FITOMATICS will study the microorganisms that live in the tissues of plants and their metabolic processes, trying to mimic metabolic engineering processes of nature, thus allowing to obtain volatile organic compounds of interest in perfumery as well as antimicrobial, anti fungal among others. The purpose is for these compounds to be added to the company’s product portfolio without the need to over-exploit natural resources and avoid costly synthetic laboratory procedures.

MICROESENCI and FITOMATICS have received funding of one million euros each and are expected to be carried out over a period of about four years.

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PRIZE CEPYME 2018

Carinsa Group, Prize for TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION at the V Cepyme Awards 2018

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Grupo Carinsa has emerged as the winner in the SME TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION category in the V edition of the Cepyme 2018 Awards, in recognition of its generation of value in the market throughout 2017 thanks to the innovation incorporated in its business activity.

More than 230 companies have applied for these awards, whose award ceremony was chaired by Pedro Sánchez, President of the Spanish Government. Vanesa and Denia Martínez, CEO and deputy director of the business group respectively, have emphasized that “innovation is part of our DNA and we do not understand our business without making a strong commitment in this area, in which each year we invest more than 20% of our benefits. That is why we are very excited about this recognition “.

The Spanish Confederation of Small and Medium Enterprises (CEPYME) and the Spanish Federation of Autonomous Workers (CEAT) annually convene the CEPYME AWARDS, which aim to promote social recognition of the figure of the entrepreneur and disseminate the performance of their work at the service of society, in the framework of a productive fabric composed mainly of SMEs and self-employed workers, who represent more than 99% of companies, almost two thirds of GDP, and hold 75% of employment.

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Our successful participation in Alimentaria 2018

Ecotrophelia Competition, Aliber and  the Halal Market boost are the main initiatives where Carinsa, leader in innovation and internalization, participated.

19/04/2018. Sant Quirze del Vallès (Barcelona),

Alimentaria, the leading International Food, Beverages and Food Service Show in Spain, has ended after four intense days of activity that have brought together about 4000 exhibitors and 140000 visitors from different countries at the Gran Via exhibition center – Barcelona. With its closure, the participation of Grupo Carinsa, which has been present very actively, is also ended.

Carinsa’s activity in Alimentaria started last 13th April with the Ecotrophelia Spain 2018 awards. The company’s CEO, Vanesa Martínez, was part of the jury who chose the most innovative food of all those proposed by different university students. The awards were presented at Aliber 2018, the most important event in Alimentaria about food innovation.

Also in Aliber, Vanesa Martínez offered the conference “Innovation as key element in business internationalization: success stories in the Arab market” and presented the Reformulation Collaborative project to improve the nutritional profile of certain foods, reducing the amounts of fats, sugars and salt. In this same event, the Technical Director of the Meat Division, Javier Mansoa, gave a lecture about the European FoodLab project and how its results helped the company to develop a new product. Mansoa also participated in the round table “VIRTUAL incubator to promote the innovation and the entrepreneurship for food chain”.

The last event in which Carinsa was present was the conference “Initiatives to normalize and promote the Halal Market”, organized by the Halal Institute. The Carinsa Sales Manager, David Ventura, took part of the round table “The Conquest of the Halal Market”, since Carinsa has had Halal Certification for years.

After these frenetic days, Grupo Carinsa makes a very positive assessment of Alimentaria 2018, where innovation and internationalization have once again been the pillar that have driven the company’s participation in this fair.

Grupo Carinsa participates in the 48 Annual Meeting of the Spanish Committee of Detergency (CED)

The vice president of Grupo Carinsa, Denia Martinez, was in charge of presenting and giving the Micela 2018 Awards. The Technical Director of Fragances, Cristóbal Bernal, gave an interesting lecture about the Microrep project.

Denia Martínez and Cristóbal Bernal participating in CED Annual Meeting

Friday, 9th March, 2018.

For the tenth consecutive year, Grupo Carinsa has participated very actively in the Annual Meeting of the Spanish Committee for Detergency (CED), which this 2018 have reached its 48th edition.

The vice president and deputy director of the company, Denia Martinez, presented and gave the Micela 2018 Awards to Novozymes and Doctor F. Xavier Carrión. During the introduction to these awards, Denia Martinez focused on the importance of celebrating this meeting for the chemical industry and the detergency sector, and explained that, year after year, it is a challenge for Grupo Carinsa to try to overcome and take to this meeting the most recent projects in Innovation.

In this sense, the project presented this year by Carinsa was MICROREP, consisting on the smart release of mosquito repellent through a new generation of microcapsules. The Technical Director of the Fragrances Division, Cristóbal Bernal, presented this innovative initiative that aroused great interest among attendees.

The Annual Meeting of the CED gathers every year the most outstanding specialists and companies in the detergency sector. Carinsa is one of its main collaborating companies.

Grupo Carinsa is part of the CRE100DO project, a business transformation program for the growth of companies that benefits the country by spreading high-impact business concepts and practices.

The CIEN TOLERA project, in which Grupo Carinsa investigates egg protein allergy, is already in progress

Many companies and entities participate in this project.

The goal is the industrial research of food allergies and intolerances.

Representatives from the different companies and entities participating in the TOLERA project.

Tuesday, 13th March, 2018.

 

The TOLERA project, funded by the Strategic Program of National Research Consortiums (CIEN), is now underway after this week all participating companies and institutions have met to make the official presentation and kick off. TOLERA’s main objective is to generate knowledge and technologies, as well as to develop solutions applicable to the food industry for the population with food allergies and intolerances. All this, through more effective and safe ingredients and food.

In this context, PAYMSA, a company from Grupo Carinsa specialized in technological solutions and functional ingredients for human food and animal feeding, has as its mission to investigate food allergies related to egg protein. For this, studies will be carried out in animal models with the probiotic Lactobacillus plantarum Lp3547, patented by Grupo Carinsa. These in vivo tests will serve to evaluate the ability of this probiotic to limit and / or improve the immune response of people with food allergies when they are exposed to the allergen.

As well, PAYMSA has set itself the goal of developing foods in which food allergens are eliminated, especially eggs. In this way, a product suitable for consumption without risk to health and that complies with the organoleptic expectations of the consumer and food safety will be available to the population.

Grupo Carinsa achieves, in this way, with the socio-economic TOLERA’s objective: on the one hand, having a beneficial impact on the quality of life of people with food allergies and intolerances. And, on the other, reducing the economic cost of the health sector related to episodes of allergies and anaphylactic reactions involving primary hospitalization.

The rest of the TOLERA participants are Ordesa (leader), Eurecat, F. Iniciativas, Angulas Aguinaga, Betelgeux Christeyns Food Hygiene, Biopolis, Fuselva and Grupo Gullón.

Grupo Carinsa is part of the CRE100DO project, a business transformation program for the growth of companies that benefits the country by spreading high-impact business concepts and practices.

Grupo Carinsa participates in the Vocational Training Fair organized by the City Council of Sabadell

Different employees of the company have explained their profiles to the young people who have attended the Fair with the aim of knowing the offer of Vocational Training that exists in Sabadell and the Vallès Occidental region.

A representation of the collaborators of Carinsa in the fair

Monday, 5th March, 2018. Sant Quirze del Vallès (Barcelona),

Grupo Carinsa has participated one more year in the Vocational Training Fair organized by the City Council of Sabadell. This Fair aims to guide young people in vocational training and put them in contact with centers and schools where this type of education is taught, and with companies in the city and surroundings where they could find a professional career.

A representation of Carinsa’s employees was present to publicize the activity of the company and show attendees some of the professional profiles most in demand in the organization and whose training is based on the Vocational Training.

Grupo Carinsa has participated in all editions of this fair, demonstrating that it is a company involved with its environment and its economic, business and social fabric.

 

Grupo Carinsa is part of the CRE100DO project, a business transformation program for the growth of companies that benefits the country by spreading high-impact business concepts and practices.

Group Carinsa increases its turnover by 10% and reaches 44 million in 2017

  • Its main growths have took place in Central America, South America, the Middle East and Turkey.
  • Its strategic development plan plans to reach 100 million by 2025.

Wednesday, February, 14th.

Group Carinsa, whose activity is focused on the creation, production and commercialization of aromas and additives for Food and Beverage, Animal Food and Fragrances for Detergency and Cosmetics, turned over 44 million euros during 2017, which means an increase of 10% compared to the previous year.

This increase has been produced because of the increase in exports and the consolidation of new business areas (air fresheners, confectionery and prepared dishes).

The largest international growths have took place in different foreign markets located in Central America, South America, the Middle East, Turkey and its close markets. There has also been significant growth in Northern Africa.

Regarding to future international objectives, the company plans to develop an intense activity over the next few years to increase its commercial penetration in Asia and the US.

Currently, Grupo Carinsa has an active presence in four of the five continents and has subsidiaries, offices or commercial delegations in more than 50 countries.

 

Its President and CEO, Vanesa Martínez, has ensured: “Our main priority continues to be the internationalization of business activity, specialized diversification and the development and advances in R + D + i”.

In this sense, Group Carinsa highlights the concession received in 2017 by the SME Instrument from the European Commission that offers non-reimbursable grants to small and medium-sized companies for innovating projects with high international impact and growth potential. The company has received this grant for the development of a more sustainable and eco-efficient softener because of an innovative microencapsulation system for fragrances. This project will be fundamental for the Group to grow up to 15% and reach a turnover of 100 million euros in 2025.

Group Carinsa has also received funding for the development of two CIEN projects, granted by the Strategic Program of National Research Consortiums. Both projects are related to new challenges for the detergency of the future (CIEN Redefine) and the industrial research of new ingredients, foods, technologies and safety in the field of food allergies and intolerances (CIEN Tolera).

Group Carinsa, formed by the companies CARINSA and PAYMSA, currently has 150 employees and this year it is planned to incorporate 25 new professionals, most of them in R+D Department. In 2018, also, the company celebrates its 25th anniversary.

Consult here the impact of this news in different media:

Grupo Carinsa is part of the CRE100DO project, a business transformation program for the growth of companies that benefits the country by spreading high-impact business concepts and practices.

Group Carinsa exposes its experience in the Time Reform Day organized by PIMEC Vallès Occidental

The objective was to contribute to the debate on the rationalization of working time in companies

Miquel Navarro, director of RRHH de Grupo Carinsa

Tuesday, January 31st.

Group Carinsa exposed yesterday its example in work schedule organization in the Conference on Time Reform organized by PIMEC Vallès Occidental, where more than ten small and medium-sized businesses participated. The Human Resources Manager, Miquel Navarro, explained the main characteristics of Carinsa’s work schedule policies, among which stand out the adaptation and flexibility of the employees’ schedule, the distribution of vacations and holidays or the personalized treatment in the extension of permissions, among others.

PIMEC Vallès Occidental organized this Day to influence the advantages and disadvantages about time rationalization from the companies’ perspective who are seeking the balance of private and work life and the optimization of working time. PIMEC insisted on the reform should be transversal in all sectors, but without losing sight of the SME needs and the services they offer.  The promoter of the Time Reform, Fabián Mohedano, also participated in this Day.

 

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