For Mafex, 2021 as the European Year of Rail designated by the European Commission, is a key moment to highlight the dimension of railway and its great contribution to combat climate change and achieve sustainable mobility based on the mode of transport with greater environmental, safety, and territory structuring benefits.
The role of this sector is also key in our country, where this industry has a very prominent weight in the economy. Proof of this are the figures of Mafex, which is made of 95 partners, which currently represent in aggregated form and in recent years, 83% of Spanish railway exports. Data recently obtained from the Secretariat of State for Trade, an agency under th7e Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism where Mafex is the officially recognized association in the field of internationalization and at the head of exports of the sectors that make up the analysis.
Inzaddition, it has a railway turnover of more than € 5.5 billion and it provides more than 27,000 direct jobs. It should be noted that the business fabric of the sector is at the forefront of R&D and has a referenced portfolio of large-scale awarded projects around the world. Its companies stand out for their know-how and its ability to lead projects from start to finish, thanks to a solid business value chain that covers all areas of action.