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This news article was originally written in Spanish. It has been automatically translated for your convenience. Reasonable efforts have been made to provide an accurate translation, however, no automated translation is perfect nor is it intended to replace a human translator. The original article in Spanish can be viewed at Una nueva red social impulsará las ventas de la industria española en el exterior

A new social network will promote the sales of the Spanish industry in the outside


24 April 2012

In Spain there is at present 221.000 industrial companies, but every year the figure retreats to a rhythm of the -3,8%, according to data of the National Institute of Statistics (INE). With the aim to brake this shrinking and serve of crowbar to the Spanish industry, has been cream the portal, a social network for the industry that has the support of the patronal Pimec and the sponsorship of Festo, multinational of industrial machinery.
The situation of the sector of the machinery in concrete results doubly worrisome if it takes into account that his weight diminishes progressively, and therefore they require revulsivos like Maquiclick. According to the last data of the INE (February 2012), the sector of the machinery and the mechanical team moves at present 16.760 million euros, 4,3% less than the previous year. In this same period the sector lost 6,7% of his occupation, that at present employs to 106.400 people. It pretends to help to paliar this negative balance with a triple bet: facilitate the internationalisation of the sales in the outside, approach the new technologies to the manufacturers of industrial machinery and speed up the obtaining of information really useful. Between other tools, the portal includes a picture of 'Last requests' in which they appear demands of companies of countries (United States, Mexico, Argentina, etc.) that need to buy industrial machinery in Spain.

Like social network, allows also exchange opinions, share information, access to directories, do comments of the companies, and a long etcetera. The key of the portal, in addition to boosting the relations between companies, finds in his capacity to cross the offer and the demand: “we Help to that customers of all the world interested in industrial machinery go in in contact with manufacturers and providers”, explains Carles Argemí, director of

The portal has launched officially in the month of March and from the start has occupied the first positions in Google in the most looked for terms of industrial machinery. In a first phase, expects to incorporate near of 600 companies, although it is foreseen that the figure increase of important form during 2013. It covers like this an important empty in the Spanish industry, and especially in the sector of the industrial machinery. “We help so much to the big companies as to others that have some more modest dimensions”, sustains Argemí. “In fact, of the 221.000 industrial companies that there is at present in Spain, 186.800 (84%) have less than 10 employees”, adds.

Look for a provider in is a free service, with the advantage added that the portal selects to the providers that better adjust to the need of purchase of the company. For the providers, the high will be free during the first months of launching of the portal.

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