Bernabé met with the Spanish Intertextile Council (CIE) president and industry representative headed by Pepe Serna of the Valencia Community Textile Entrepreneurs Association (Ateval) at Ontinyent this Tuesday to find out about their needs. The meeting took place after finishing companies were excluded from gas aid, which drew criticism from employers. warned that 4,500 jobs and a turnover of 600m euros are at risk.
Well, during the meeting, which included visits to various companies, the Government delegate “finally included endings in this call. Fixed in the example of cooperation, coordination and persistent dialogue With economic sectors in which the Spanish Government’s willingness to cooperate is clear”.
Barnabas. On the other hand, he stated that a total of 100 million Euros has been allocated for the textile sector for the financing of the circular economy PERTE. investment in companies’ infrastructure, technologies or waste managementR&D+i actions, including low-impact raw materials of recycled or renewable origin. Moreover, this PERTE also envisages €192 million in aid to improve the competitiveness and innovation of companies.
At the same time, decarbonising the industry emphasized that PERTE envisions a public investment of 3,100 million, which will enable to mobilize a total investment of up to 11,800 million and create around 8,000 jobs. PERTE’s purpose is to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing the energy efficiency of the industry with more sustainable processes that contribute to increasing their international competitiveness.
In this sense, Pepe Serna stated that he will meet with the commissioner of this PERTE this Wednesday “to see the options for the textile industry”. We work with the Textile and Fashion Observatory and with big retailers in our country such as Inditex or Adolfo Dominguez.”
Pepe Serna said, “This is the first time a government delegate is visiting the industry, not Ateval. We believe that it is important for people at the highest levels of government to know the sectors, if they do not enter the sectors, they cannot understand the economic and commercial reality behind them. all work around innovation, the circular economy and the development of the industry itself”.
After the visit, the delegation went to Ateval facilities, where a meeting was held to discuss the main issues affecting the textile industry in search of effective solutions and collaborations. Among them, echo excessive increases in industrial gas prices, imbalances in the international supply of raw materials or a shortage of skilled laborwith.
Likewise, the Valencia textile cluster was evaluated along with the latest data on the industry, its evolution and most outstanding actions, along with the main challenges it faced such as digitalization and the transformation towards a circular model. However, a clear commitment to an industrial policy and cluster consolidation was requested.
Serna said, “We should not forget that we are the textile industry of the country, we are the reference point and we want to continue on this path. So we need to overcome some of the challenges we have like barriers to trade, we should seek greater trade reciprocity internationally, Greater control over products entering the domestic market without appropriate guarantees”.
Ateval and Spanish Intertextile Council President Pepe Serna as well as Ateval’s 1st Vice President Càndid Penalba represented the sector at the meeting; José Martínez, president of Alcoy and the region’s textile businessmen; Rafa Lurbe, head of textile businessmen in Vall d’Albaida; Javier Cabedo, president of the Vall d’Albaida Business Confederation; ATEVAL Board Member Paloma Gramage; José Belda, Member of the Executive Board of Ateval; Ateval Board Member Fernando Campos and Spanish Habitat Federation President José Ramón Revert.
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