Category:Multinational companies headquartered in Spain
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The following 31 pages are in this category, out of 31 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 31 pages are in this category, out of 31 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Almirall – Almirall, S. A. is a pharmaceutical company, with headquarters in Barcelona, founded in 1943. In 2015, it generated revenue of 769 million €. With over 1,788 employees, it has a presence, through its 13 affiliates in Europe,1943 Foundation of Laboratorios Almirall SA. 1979 Launch of the gastroprokinetic clebopride in Spain, the first product from the internal research to obtain a license in another country. 1984 Launch of the antacid almagate in Spain,1985 Launch of the local anti-inflammatory piketoprofen in Spain. 1990 Launch of the antihistamine ebastine and the gastroprokinetic cinitapride in Spain, Opening of the affiliate in Belgium. 1992 Launch of the anti-inflammatory aceclofenac in Spain,1993 Opening of the affiliate in Portugal. 1994 Opening of the new headquarters of Almirall in Barcelona,1995 Inauguration of the extension and remodelling of the pharmaceutical plant in Sant Andreu de la Barca. 1997 Merger of Almirall and Prodesfarma,2000 Approval of the marketing of the anti-migraine agent almotriptan by the FDA. This is the first medicine with Spanish R&D to receive approval by the FDA,2001 Opening of the affiliate in Mexico and acquisition of the French affiliate. 2002 Opening of the affiliate in Italy,2003 Opening of the affiliate in Germany. 2005 Almirall obtains the rights for Sativex in Europe for the treatment of spasticity associated to multiple sclerosis. 2006 Inauguration of the new R&D Centre in Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Acquisition of the Centre of Excellence for Inhalation Technology. 2007 Stock market flotation and trading on the market in Spain. Acquisition of Hermal, European company specialized in dermatology, from Reckitt Benckiser, Acquisition of a portfolio of eight products from Shire plc.2008 Opening of affiliates in Austria, Poland, United Kingdom-Ireland and Switzerland. 2010 Opening of affiliate in the Nordic Countries,2011 Almirall launches Actikerall prescribed for the local treatment of actinic keratosis. 2012 Opening of the affiliate in Canada, Launch of aclidinium, prescribed for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, in Europe under the brand Eklira Genuair and Bretaris Genuair and in the United States under the brand Tudorza Pressair. Launch of Monovo for the treatment of skin diseases such as psoriasis
2. Banco Santander – The Santander Group /ˌsɑːntɑːnˈdɛər/ is a Spanish banking group centered on Banco Santander, S. A. As its name suggests, the company originated in Santander, Cantabria, the group has expanded since 2000 through a number of acquisitions, with operations across Europe, Latin America, North America and Asia. Many subsidiaries, such as Abbey National, have been rebranded under the Santander name, the company is a component of the Euro Stoxx 50 stock market index. In May 2016, Santander was ranked as 37th in the Forbes Global 2000 list of the Worlds biggest public companies, Banco Santander was founded in 1857. In 1999 it merged with Banco Central Hispano, which had in turn been formed through the 1991 merger of Banco Central, soon after the merger former BCH executives accused Banco Santander chairman Emilio Botín of trying to push his own agenda and threatened to take legal action. The large termination payouts generated negative press and Botín was eventually brought to trial on charges of misappropriation of funds. However, in April 2005 the court cleared him of all charges, also that year, the anti-corruption division of the Spanish public prosecutors office cleared Botín of all charges in a separate case, in which he was accused of insider trading. In 2007 the bank changed the official name back to Banco Santander S. A. In 1996 Banco Santander acquired Grupo Financiero InverMexico, in 2000, Banco Santander Central Hispano acquired Grupo Financiero Serfin of Mexico. On 26 July 2004 Banco Santander Central Hispano announced the acquisition of Abbey National plc, following shareholders approval at the EGM of Abbey and Santander, the acquisition was formally approved by the courts and Abbey became part of the Santander Group on 12 November 2004. In June 2006, Banco Santander Central Hispano purchased almost 20% of Sovereign Bank, in May 2007 Banco Santander Central Hispano announced that in conjunction with The Royal Bank of Scotland and Fortis it would make an offer for ABN AMRO. BSCHs share of the offer added up to 28% and the offer would have to be made up of a capital increase through a new share issue, then in October 2007 the consortium outbid Barclays and acquired ABN AMRO. As part of the deal, Grupo Santander acquired ABN AMROs subsidiary in Brazil, Banco Real, on 13 August 2007, Banco Santander Central Hispano changed its legal name to Banco Santander. In November that year, it sold Banca Antonveneta to Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, in July 2008 the group announced it intended to purchase the UK bank Alliance & Leicester, which held £24bn in deposits and had 254 branches. Santander also purchased the business of Bradford & Bingley in September 2008. The acquisition of Alliance & Leicester completed in October 2008 when the B&Bs shares were delisted from the London Stock Exchange, by the end of 2010 the two banks merged with Abbey National under the Santander UK brand. In October 2008, the Group announced to acquire 75. 65% of Sovereign Bancorp it did not own for approximately US$1.9 billion, the acquisition of Sovereign gave Santander its first retail bank in the mainland United States. Santander renamed the bank to enhance its global recognition in October 2013
3. Iberdrola – Iberdrola is a Spanish public multinational electric utility company based in Bilbao, Basque Country. Iberdrola has a workforce of around 31,330 employees in dozens of countries on four continents serving around 31.67 million customers, subsidiaries include Scottish Power, Avangrid and Elektro, amongst others. The largest shareholder of the company was, in 2013, Qatar Investment Holding, other significant shareholders are ACS, Kutxabank, the company is a component of the Euro Stoxx 50 stock market index. Iberdrola was created on November 1,1992 as a result of the merge between Hidroeléctrica Española and Iberduero, Hidroeléctrica Española, also known as Hidrola had started activity in 1907, while Iberduero started in 1944 as the result of the merge between Hidroeléctrica Ibérica and Saltos del Duero. The origin of Iberdrola lies in the Spanish industrialisation in the early 20th century, as of 2011 and with the integration of Scottish Power and Energy East, now renamed Iberdrola USA, the company has become a major multinational group. Meanwhile, thousands of kilometres away in Spain, a process was underway. In 1901 in Bilbao, a group of headed by engineer Juan de Urrutia established Hidroeléctrica Ibérica. In 1907, Hidroeléctrica Ibérica shareholders created Hidroeléctrica Española to supply Madrid, a decade later, Saltos del Duero was founded, opening the country’s first hydroelectric facility in 1935, the Ricobayo power plant. World War I forced the industry to seek new sources of energy, amid huge instability, US power companies began to join forces, attempting to become strong enough to withstand the economic and financial uncertainty. However, no one foresaw the magnitude of the market crash of 1929. Spain suffered international isolation in the 1940s and experienced extreme difficulty in acquiring technology and materials and it was against this backdrop that Hidroeléctrica Ibérica and Saltos del Duero joined forces to form Iberduero. In 1955, the South of Scotland Electricity Board came into being, paving the way for the creation of Scottish Power four decades later, two years after that, Hidroeléctrica Española and Iberduero teamed up, creating Iberdrola. In the latter part of the 20th century, Iberdrola began expanding into Latin America, mainly Mexico, following the arrival of Jose Ignacio Sanchez Galan in 2001 Iberdrola began focusing on renewable energy. In 2007, the company continued its expansion, increasing its presence in the UK. Iberdrola has faced several attempts and made additional acquisitions, Attempted merger between Iberdrola and Repsol in 1997, which failed due to a lack of agreement between the companies. Attempted merger between Iberdrola and Repsol in 1999, which was rejected by La Caixa, Attempted merger between Iberdrola and Endesa in 2000, which was stopped due the conditions imposed by Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar. Attempted hostile takeover bid by Gas Natural for Iberdrola in 2003, acquisition of Scottish Power by Iberdrola in November 2006, which led to the integration of this company in April 2007. This gave rise to Europe’s third largest utility, acquisition of US company Energy East by Iberdrola in 2008
4. Inditex – Industria de Diseño Textil, S. A. is a Spanish multinational clothing company headquartered in Arteixo, Galicia. Inditex, the biggest fashion group in the world, operates over 7,200 stores in 93 markets worldwide, the companys flagship store is Zara, but it also owns the chains Zara Home, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Oysho, Pull and Bear, Stradivarius and Uterqüe. The majority of its stores are corporate-owned, while franchises are mainly conceded in countries where corporate properties can not be foreign-owned, in Zara stores, it can take a new garment as little as 15 days to go from design and production to store shelves. In the early 1960s, Amancio Ortega got his start in the industry as a teen while working for a local shirt maker in A Coruna. Ortega began developing his own designs and he and his wife, Rosalia Mera, Ortega had saved up enough money to open a small factory and sold garments to his former employer amongst others. In 1975, the couple opened their first store, Zara, the following year, Zara was incorporated and began opening more stores and factories in Spain. Later that year, after Ortega noticed the importance of computers. In the 1980s the company implemented a new design and distribution method that drastically reduced the time design, production, and arrival at retail sites. The system was designed by Castellano who became the CEO of the company in 1984, in 1985, Industria de Diseno Textil S. A. or Inditex was created as a holding company for Zara and its manufacturing plants. In 1988, the company began expanding internationally with the opening a Zara store in Oporto, in 1990, the company owned footwear collection, Tempe, populated in the childrens section of Zara stores. In 1991, Inditex created the company Pull and Bear, a menswear company. Later that year, the company acquired a 65 percent share in the upscale Massimo Dutti brand. Inditex created Lefties in 1993, the name is taken from the term leftovers, in 1995, Inditex purchased the remaining Massimo Dutti shares and began expanding the brand to include a womens line. In 1998, Inditex launched the Bershka brand that was aimed at urban hip fashion, the company bought the Stradivarius in 1999, a youthful female fashion brand. Inditex had its public offering in 2001, on the Bolsa de Madrid. The IPO sold 26 percent of the company to public investors, the same year, the company launched the lingerie and womens clothing store Oysho. In 2003, Inditex launched the Zara Home brand, which offers bedding, cutlery, glassware, in 2004, with the opening of store number 2,000 in Hong Kong, Inditex had established its presence in 56 countries. In 2005, CEO Jose Maria Castellano stepped down from the position to oversee expansion plans, Inditex launched Uterque in the summer of 2008, the brand specializes in womens accessories
5. Puig (company) – Puig is a Spanish company operating in the fashion and fragrance sectors. The company was founded in 1914 by Antoni Puig i Castelló in Barcelona, Catalonia, the company is still managed by the Puig family. Puig markets its products in 150 countries and is present in 22 of them. In 2015, it reached €1.645 billion in net revenues, both in the fashion and fragrances sector, Puig operates under the Nina Ricci, Carolina Herrera, and Paco Rabanne brands. In the fashion industry, it is also the majority shareholder of Jean Paul Gaultier, in perfumes it also operates under the license of the brands Comme des Garçons, Prada, Penhaligons, LArtisan Parfumeur and Valentino, amongst others. The companys origins date back to 1914 when Antonio Puig Castelló founded the company, initially the company took the name of its founder, being called Antonio Puig SA. From the beginning, the company oriented its business towards the cosmetic, in 1922 the company marketed Milady, the first lipstick made in Spain. In the 1940s the company started marketing the fragrance Agua Lavanda Puig, in the following years, the four sons of the founder joined the company. In 1968 Puig opened a office in Paris, at the same time that the company incorporated the Spanish designer brand Paco Rabanne. In 1969, as a result of this collaboration the fragrance Calandre began to be marketed, in 1976 the company built a perfumery factory in Chartres, France. In 1987 Puig acquired Paco Rabannes Fashion House, one of the key milestones in the international expansion was the agreement reached in the 1980s with the Venezuelan designer Carolina Herrera in New York City to create and market all her fragrances. Years later, in 1995, Carolina Herrara fashion business area also joined Puig, in January 2015 Puig acquired fragrance brands Penhaligons and LArtisan Parfumeur. In 1997 Puig reached an agreement with Antonio Banderas for the creation, the following year the company acquired the brand Nina Ricci, keeping up with the policy of acquiring prestigious brands. In line with its policy, Puig acquired Spanish companies Perfumes Gal. These operations strengthened Puig leadership in the Spanish market, also as the result of these procurements the brands Adolfo Dominguez, Massimo Dutti and Heno de Pravia, among others, were assimilated into Puig. In 2002, the French fashion firm Comme des Garçons joined the company, both companies became part of Puig’s catalogue of fragrances. In 2008 the new management reached an agreement with the Colombian singer Shakira for the development of her fragrances, in 2009 Puig Beauty & Fashion Group changed its trade name for the second time, becoming known simply as Puig. The latest brands to be incorporated into the Puig structure are the ones from the Italian designer Valentino, during 2013, Puig moved its headquarters in France to the well known Champs-Élysées in Paris
6. Repsol – Repsol S. A. is an integrated global energy company based in Madrid, Spain. It carries out upstream and downstream activities throughout the entire world and it has more than 24,000 employees worldwide. Repsol also partners with Honda Racing Corporation to compete in MotoGP under Repsol Honda Team, in 1927 CAMPSA, headed by Miguel Primo de Rivera y Orbaneja, was created with the objective of administering concessions in handing over the state monopoly of petroleum companies. Originally the company was arranged so that the state would have a minority stake, the Creation of CAMPSA intensified the progress of the Spanish refinery industry. In 1941 the Spanish government under Francisco Franco created the INI, in order to finance, the INI supported CAMPSA in its exploration of Tudanca, Cantabria, a monumental moment in Spanish exploration on the Iberian Peninsula. In 1948, REPESA was incorporated for the installation of a refinery in the Valley of Escombreras, REPESA became the symbol of the increasing industrial consolidation in the refining sector, as it took on the production and marketing of petrol, oils and lubricants under its own brand name. From the beginning, REPSOL was REPESA’s star brand of petroleum, the Spanish government created INH in 1981 as a public organisation to integrate the various oil and gas companies in which the Spanish state had a controlling interest. In 1989, INH partially privatised Repsol, with an IPO of 26% of Repsol capital, Shares of Repsol, S. A. became listed on stock exchanges in Spain and in New York. Privatization was completed in 1997 when the Spanish government sold the remaining 10% of Repsol capital, in late 1968, REPESA started to develop a prototype team for MotoGP racing and a sponsorship deal. These were the first steps in creating what would one day be known as Repsol Honda, then in 1971 motor sport was relaunched in Spain and Angel Nieto won the world championship in the 125 cc category sporting the Repsol logo on his bike, as a REPESA product brand. In 1999 Repsol bought 97. 81% of the Argentine oil, the acquisition better positioned Repsol as a multinational company. Repsol’s acquisition of YPF also increased its capital to 288 million shares worldwide, Repsols presence in Latin America was one of the keys to corporate growth. It was the first full year after the acquisition of YPF, the companys business structure was more balanced and international. Then in December 2001 Repsol completed an exchange agreement with Petrobras. In 2003 Repsol tripled its reserves and production of hydrocarbons in Trinidad, north American expansion in 2008 saw Repsol open a massive regasification plant on the east coast of Canada with enough capacity to supply up to 20% of the gas demand for New York and New England. Following years of opposition from environmentalist groups, Spain finally gave permission in August 2014 for the company and its partners to explore prospects off the Canary Islands. In 2008 Repsol began an exploration campaign in which it focused its efforts on and invested in exploring in new areas. Using cutting edge technology, the company made over 30 hydrocarbon discoveries, in 1971 Repsol logo first appears, as REPESA brand product, during the motorcycle Derby of that year
7. Ferrovial – It is a publicly traded company and is part of the IBEX35 capitalization-weighted stock market index. The company is headquartered in Madrid, the company was founded by Rafael del Pino y Moreno in 1952 as a railroad construction company called Ferrovial, from the Spanish word for railroad. Joaquín Ayuso was appointed CEO of the Ferrovial group in January 2002, in June 2002, Ferrovial acquired the concession for Sydney airport, the largest airport in Australia. In 2006, a Ferrovial-led consortium purchased the British company BAA Limited, for £10bn and BAA sold its stake in Bristol airport to Macquarie Airports. Then in 2007, Ferrovial finalised the sale of its stake in Sydney Airport, also in 2007 Ferrovial sold Budapest Airport to a consortium led by Hochtief AirPort GmbH for £1. 3bn and announced changes in its corporate structure. Iñigo Meirás, former Head of the Services Division, was appointed CEO of the new Airports Division, Santiago Olivares, who was head of the international area of the Services division and CEO of the handling subsidiary, Swissport, was appointed CEO of Ferrovial Servicios. Enrique Díaz Rato, then CEO of Cintra, was appointed to head the Toll Roads & Car Parks Division, at the end of the year BAA finalised the sale of its stakes in 6 Australian airports to Hastings Fund Management Limited for approx. In 2008, BAA sold World Duty Free Europe to Autogrill for £546. 5m, later in the year Ferrovial appointed Íñigo Meirás as the new CEO, relieving Joaquín Ayuso who was subsequently named Vice-Chairman of the group. In 2012 BAA sold Edinburgh Airport to Global Infrastructure Partners for £807m, Ferrovial also announced the sale of a 10% stake in the parent company of Heathrow Airport Holdings Ltd to Qatar Holding LLC for £478m. Following this sale Ferrovial now has an indirect interest in Heathrow of 33. 65%, on 19 January 2013, Heathrow Airport Holdings announced the sale of Stansted Airport for £1. Ferrovial owns 50% stake in AGS Airports Ltd, Ferrovial owns 100% of Cintra, a leading international toll road and car park operator. W. Webber, the Texan construction company Ferrovial owns 59. 06% of Budimex, major construction projects undertaken by Ferrovial include the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao completed in 1997 and Terminal 4 at Madrid–Barajas Airport completed in 2006. Ferrovial is one of the sponsors for the much talked about M3 motorway being built in Ireland, in March 2010, Ferrovial Agroman was awarded a design and build contract to build Heathrow Airports new T2A Terminal for £812m in joint venture with UK construction company Laing ORourke
8. Acciona – Acciona, S. A. is a Spanish conglomerate group dedicated to the development and management of infrastructure and renewable energy. The company was founded in 1997 through the merger of Entrecanales y Tavora, the companys headquarters is in Alcobendas, Community of Madrid, Spain. The companys U. S. operations are headquartered in Chicago, the Company employs 30,000 professionals, and it is to be found in 30 countries on five continents. The Company is IBEX 35-listed and an industry benchmark, the company can trace its origins back to MZOV, a firm founded in 1862. In 1978 MZOV merged with Cubiertas y Tejados, a business founded in 1916, in 1997 the company merged with Entrecanales y Tavora, a firm founded in 1931, to form NECSO Entrecanales Cubiertas S. A
9. ACS Group – ACS, Actividades de Construcción y Servicios, S. A. is a Spanish company dedicated to civil and engineering construction, all types services and telecommunications. It is one of the construction companies in the world. The company was founded in 1997 through the merger of OCP Construcciones, S. A. and Ginés Navarro Construcciones, the group has a global presence, including countries like Germany, India, Brazil, Chile, Morocco and Australia. The headquarters are in Madrid and the chairman is Florentino Pérez, listed on the Bolsa de Madrid, the companys shares form part of the IBEX35 stock market index. The company was formed when a team of engineers acquired Construcciones Padrós S. A. a construction business which had been in financial difficulty, in 1983
10. Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas – Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas, S. A. or FCC, is a leading Spanish construction company based in Barcelona. It is publicly traded and is part of the IBEX35, the business was founded in Barcelona in 1900 as Fomento de Obras y Construcciones S. A. and became known as FOCSA. In 1992 FOCSA merged with Construcciones y Contratas, a company founded in Madrid in 1944 to form Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas, in September 2006 FCC acquired the British Waste Recycling Group, excluding its landfill gas operations, from Terra Firma Capital Partners for £1.4 billion. In November 2014, FCC shared that American business magnate George Soros will become a key shareholder, in March 2015, it was announced that Mexican business magnate Carlos Slim will also be a minority shareholder in the company
11. Ebro Foods – Ebro Foods, S. A. formerly Ebro Puleva, is the leading company in the Spanish food processing sector. Ebro Foods is the worlds largest traders/miller of rice and the second biggest producer of pasta, the companys head office is in Madrid. In 2005, Ebro Foods sold Catesa Foods for $37. 9m, Catesa Foods specializes in tropical fruits, flowers, and ornamental plants on Tenerife Island. Ebro was previously the largest manufacturer of value-added dairy products in Spain and it also was Spains largest sugar producer prior to the divestment of that division to the British Sugar subsidiary of Associated British Foods in 2009. Ebro Foods operates in 23 countries worldwide, Ebro Foods owns one company in North America, Riviana Foods, based in Houston, Texas, producer of rice products including Mahatma, Success, Minute Rice, Water Maid and several private labels. And as of 2017 producer of Ronzoni, San Giorgio and other products, Ebro Foods owns the Puleva Biotech subsidiary, which engages in the research and development of new functional food products. It has a production joint venture with Abengoa. The companys shares are listed on the Bolsa de Madrid