Oxaquim, “Pyme del Año” Award
Oxaquim, the main producer of oxalic acid in Europe and the second in the world, as well as the top producer of oxalates, has been distinguished with the Teruel 2021 “Pyme del Año” Award granted by Banco de Santander, the Chamber of Commerce of Teruel, the Chamber of Spain and Diario de Teruel, in recognition to its presence in international markets, commitment to R&D&I, job creation, commitment to sustainability and the environment and support to the community through contributions to NGOs.
Marc Miquel, CEO of Oxaquim, has collected this award and in his speech, he highlighted that “Oxaquim is a vital actor in the necessary transition towards a cleaner and greener world and economy. Our production is intended for a wide variety of uses. Although oxalic acid is today a strategic component for emerging sectors. It is used to purify rare-earth elements, vital for the manufacture of batteries for electric cars, microprocessors, windmills…”
“At Oxaquim we manufacture under demanding quality standards that clearly differentiate us from the competition. And they place us in the world elite, thanks to an effort for continuous improvement, and investments in R&D&I and technology, which exceed 75 million euros. Our commitment to sustainability and the environment makes us the cleanest and most efficient manufacturer of oxalic acid in the world.”
Oxaquim, with a production plant in Alcañiz, Teruel, and administrative headquarters in El Catllar, Tarragona, employs about fifty people, has clients spread over more than 80 countries. And it has important international expansion plans in its horizon to increase production.
The event was attended by Antonio Santa Isabel, president of the Chamber of Commerce of Teruel; María Ariño, provincial deputy of the Local Development Area; Ramón Fuertes, Councilor for Companies, Self-Employment, Commerce and Employment of the Teruel City Council; Óscar Espadas, director of the Teruel Zone of Banco Santander and Chema López, director of the Diario de Teruel.
The jury has also distinguished Viarcín Platea with the Covid Reinvention Special Mention; Turomas, in Innovation and Digitization; Viarcín Platea in Training and Employment and Azafrán la Carrasca, as a Responsible Company.
In the photo, Marc Miquel, CEO of Oxaquim, and Daniel Miquel, CEO of Oxaquim, after receiving the Teruel 2021 “Pyme del Año” Award from Óscar Espadas.