Oviedo (EFE).- The President of the Principality, Adrián Barbón, has shown today that he is convinced that “the future of Asturias will be agri-food, or it will not be” and that hundreds of companies in the community will benefit from the strategic project for the recovery and economic transformation (PERTE) of the sector.
“Asturias has to prepare for the next decade,” Barbón pointed out during the visit that, together with the vice president, Juan Cofiño; the Minister of Rural Affairs, Alejandro Calvo; and the president of the Grupo Central Lechera Asturiana and of CAPSA FOOD, Alberto Álvarez, has made the new cold store at his factory in Granda (Siero).
This Capsa warehouse has been in operation since last October after an investment of 4.7 million euros that has made it possible to add 4,000 square meters to the Siero production plant in which up to 3,000 pallets can be kept refrigerated.
The new facilities, with six new cargo outlets, reinforce the logistics activity and increase the distribution capacity of a company, which, according to Barbón, exports to 47 countries.
For the Asturian president, “the most powerful brand in the dairy sector” has once again highlighted its commitment to the future of Asturias, a future in which Europe has to bet on food sovereignty, and therefore produce more, and in which the decarbonization processes of its industry will also affect the agri-food sector.
The agri-food PERTE, which will allocate 1,800 million euros to reinforce the agri-food chain and transform its industry, will be “fundamental for Asturian companies”, stated the head of the Asturian Executive, after recalling that there are 600 companies that employ more than 20,000 people.
For the president of Grupo Central Lechera Asturiana, Alberto Álvarez, the new infrastructure consolidates the Granda manufacturing complex, which generates almost 700 direct jobs, into one of the largest and most efficient in Europe in the sector and the company aspires to continue being ” a leading actor, as well as an economic and social dynamizer” of Asturias. EFE