08 nov 2018
CEPYME Awards

ASTI MOBILE ROBOTICS, AWARD TO THE BEST SME OF THE YEAR AT THE FIFTH CEPYME AWARDS

The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, presided the awards ceremony

During his speech, the President of the Government acknowledged the work of each of the award recipients and highlighted the contribution of SMEs to economic and social progress. Sánchez expressed the Government's commitment to SMEs, with the aim of supporting them so they can improve their competitiveness, fight against default payments, improve their financing and tackle their internationalization. In short, he expressed the government’s commitment to help them grow in size and be more competitive.

CEPYME Awards
CEPYME Awards

Meanwhile, the president of CEPYME, Antonio Garamendi, recalled that SMEs represent 99.8% of the business network and close to 75% of jobs, and he referred to the fight against default payments and market unity as the main entrepreneurial requests.

Santander España’s CEO, Rami Aboukhair, underlined that “The most efficient social policy is to create jobs.  To do this, and because we are committed to our country, we are the preferred bank for SMEs and we will continue to support their growth so they may continue to employ millions of people.”

The CEPYME Award to the 2018 Best SME of the Year has gone to the company Asti Mobile Robotics, a mobile robotics engineering company focused on the study, design, manufacture, start-up and maintenance of automated intra-logistic solutions. It specializes in internal transport solutions through automatic guided vehicles.

Founded in 1982, Asti Mobile Robotics is located in Burgos and is part of the Asti Technologies Group. Technological innovation is one of the company’s pillars: it allocates a minimum of 10% of its turnover to research and it participates in several European projects to develop technological solutions for the future.

 

FIFTH CEPYME AWARDS

Best SME of the year: ASTI MOBILE ROBOTICS

Best SME technological innovation: GRUPO CARINSA

Best SME international development: CERTEST BIOTEC

Best SME job creation: CERTEST BIOTEC

Best SME entrepreneurial project: WORLDWIDE FISHING COMPANY

Best SME labour market inclusion: WALKERPACK MPL

Best SME for equality: TALLER DIGITAL

Best SME energy efficiency and sustainability: HEALTH TIME

Best SME digital transformation: SMART VISUAL DATA

Best SME in payment practices: MASALTOS.COM

Best self-employed individual of the year: MARÍA GARCÍA - MG ATELIER

Special acknowledgment: ALEX TXIKON