Development
in local communities

The company is always focused on value creation and stability in the local communities in which it operates.

All Aciturri's industrial facilities have remained, since their start-up, in the location where they were originally created or integrated into the company: Miranda de Ebro, since 1977, Tres Cantos and Boecillo since 2009, Alcalá de Guadaira, since 2010, and Getafe and Seville, in 2019.

The company also promotes economic activity and employment opportunities beyond its own business. An example of this are the initiatives developed in Miranda de Ebro, described below.

Among the indirect economic impacts identified, the reduction in demand and workload due to the effects of the pandemic stand out, together with the slowdown in the recovery of the sector due to the impact on international trade caused by the invasion of Ukraine, generating important problems in the supply chains and price increases in raw materials and energy. However, a slight recovery in annual turnover with respect to the previous year can be seen, which in turn generates impacts on the environment, such as an increase in employment.

That said, no significant negative impacts, real or potential, on local communities have been identified.

Instituto Técnico Industrial Foundation

The Instituto Técnico Industrial sends qualified professionals to companies in the area, being one of the references for training in the surroundings.

It is a Comprehensive Vocational Training Center, with Middle Grade and Higher Grade educational cycles and Training for Employment Supply and Demand, which develops its activity in Miranda de Ebro.

The center began its activity under the auspices of the Compañía de Jesús, although in 1999 it announced its closure, with the consequences that this could have on a city with an industrial tradition, which would lose one of the main sources of professional qualifications in industrial branches, and the only one in the machining branch.  Faced with this situation, Ginés Clemente, founder and Executive Chairman of Aciturri, is promoting a Foundation of Companies (including Aciturri) whose objective is to ensure the continuity of the center. This allows it to continue offering formal training, while at the same time promoting training and services to companies.

Since then, the Instituto Técnico Industrial has been sending qualified professionals to companies in the area, and has become one of the references in training in the area, as well as maintaining and increasing the number of jobs at the center itself.

The school opened under the sponsorship of the religious order Compañía de Jesús. However, in 1999 the order announced the center’s closure, which could have had devastating consequences in a town with such industrial tradition. We couldn’t let that happen, for this school was one of the main sources of professional qualification in industrial sectors, and the only one in the field of machining. For this reason, Ginés Clemente, Aciturri’s founder and CEO, promotes a foundation of different enterprises (including Aciturri) which took it upon themselves to ensure the continuity of the school. This allowed to provide further formal education, while boosting training and services to companies.

Since then, the Instituto Técnico Industrial has been providing qualified professionals to companies in the area, being one of the references in training, as well as maintaining and increasing the employment in the center itself.

Miranda de Ebro Technology Center

CTME contributes to improve the competitiveness of the surrounding companies and their technological development through R&D&I activities.

CTME is a technological center created in 1992 and supported by the non-profit CTME Foundation.

The CTME Foundation is formed by some 40 companies from the Miranda de Ebro area, and is privately managed. Ginés Clemente is Chairman of the Foundation's Board of Trustees.

The aim of this foundation is to increase the competitiveness of the companies in the area and their technological development through R&D&I activities.

Aciturri has contributed at the Center to develop and consolidate a line of business in the aerospace sector, which includes a wide range of services for the industry and which it also sells both in Spain and in other European countries.

Polo Positivo

Polo Positivo is an industrial project booster.

Polo Positivo is an industrial project accelerator launched by two foundations—Fundación Caja de Burgos and Fundación Tomás Pascual y Pilar Gómez-Cuétara—and three companies—Gonvarri, Grupo Antolín and Aciturri.

In 2022, the promoting partners renewed their commitment to this initiative to boost industrial entrepreneurship in Burgos and have resumed the accelerator's activities.

Family Business in the Classroom

The program involves actions to facilitate direct contact between students and professors and family-owned companies.

Aciturri participates, since 2018, in the Asociación de Empresa Familiar initiative, "Family Business in the Classroom", a project aimed at strengthening the content related to companies and entrepreneurship included in the school curricula for the senior year in primary school and three different years in high school.

The program incorporates actions to facilitate the direct contact of students and professors with family-owned companies, so they can learn about their values and the role they play in the socioeconomic environment in which they develop their activity, and promote entrepreneurial and business vocations among young people.

After the limitations established by the pandemic, Aciturri has resumed its collaboration with this project in 2022 through the participation of the President and Founder of the company, Ginés Clemente, both in the visit to one of the participating schools and in the reception of the students at the company's facilities.

Aciturri also promotes economic activity and job creation beyond its own business.