Ladies and Gentlemen,


In July 2014, as part of a generational hand-over, I was elected the new Chairman of Adecat. For this reason I am addressing you all openly in order to present the basic outline of this new project.


Adecat intends to embark on a new stage, one that will bring us closer to the greatest possible number of companies throughout the country, promote the Precision Turning and Machining sector and become an industrial lobby that can liaise directly with Administrations and Institutions. For this reason, we would like to be able to count on the help and participation of all the companies involved in this industry.

One of the key factors in carrying out this work is the firm commitment to Training that has driven Adecat since 2013. As we have already mentioned, we are promoting a Higher Degree in Mechanical Manufacturing, in a dual degree programme adapted to Precision Turning. In October 2014, Adecat and the Government of Catalonia’s Department of Education signed an Agreement to drive this project forward. This Higher Degree is taught at the Industrial School of Arts and Trades of Sabadell, where the first class of students has already graduated and joined the companies that took part in the “Dual” programme. Our objective is to be able to extend this Higher Degree in Dual VT to other schools throughout the country in order to provide coverage to the highest possible number of companies.


We are utterly convinced that training and knowledge are essential if we are to build paths towards growth, which is why this new stage at Adecat is firmly underpinned by Training. This will all allow us to continue to promote the Association’s regular activities more than ever, namely its participation at international trade fairs, the creation of export groups, business meetings and the organisation of the Catalan Congress of Precision Turning and Machining. Moreover, our active participation in the SID (Syndicat International du Décolletage) affords us a unique opportunity to liaise with companies that work in our industry all over the world.


Continuaremos pues, abordando el plan estratégico diseñado por la junta directiva, con tal de conseguir con éxito los objetivos marcados. La Industria está cambiando a un ritmo vertiginoso y desde ADECAT queremos acompañar a las empresas en este camino. Es por ello que les animamos a participar de una forma activa bajo la idea de que la suma de empresas permite enriquecer el conocimiento colectivo.


I hope to enjoy your backing in order to bring this ambitious project to fruition, and remain yours sincerely,

Jordi Farrés 
Chairman of Adecat


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