Spanish railway companies and public institutions celebrate the tenth anniversary of the constitution of Mafex.
The Spanish Railway Association held on September 16th 2014, the tenth anniversary of its creation in the same place where thirteen companies initiated on September 16th 2004, this road to boost the internationalization of the Spanish railway sector. Mafex currently has 72 members; each of them had a turnover of 181 million in 2004 and reached 4,000 million euros in 2013.
The celebration, which coincided with the general assembly of the Association, was attended by railway administrations and industry organizations such as Renfe, Alamys, Icex Spain Exports and Investment and ADIF, whose president, Gonzalo Ferre, conducted the closing ceremony of the celebration. The event, attended by the majority of members of Mafex, allowed recalling the trajectory of the association and its achievements to date, representing and promoting abroad an industry which is innovative, with a strong technology component and that is capable of showing a Spanish railway model that is recognizable and exportable.
During the celebration, the three presidents that Mafex has had were honoured, as well as thirteen founding members of the Association. The help and support of institutions and administrations in the sector, especially from agencies such as Icex Spain Exports and Investment and the Spanish Commercial Offices in the world, also acquired a special mention in the event.