Book of Honor

 

Over its 40 years of history, numerous political, social and business authorities have visited Metalquimia’s facilities and signed the guest book.

  • March 2013 President of the Autonomous Government of Catalonia

    On March 12, 2013 METALQUIMIA inaugurated in Girona the new Research and Development Center for the project Quick-Dry-Slice Process (QDS process®).

    The act was presided over by Mr. Artur Mas, President of the Government of Catalonia, who during his visit of the new facilities remarked that “Metalquimia is a family-owned business, in a traditional sector, with roots in Girona, with a very creative, innovative, exporting mindset, that is transforming the world from the standpoint of the very essence of meat processing”.

  • March 2011 Catalan Parliament Delegation

    A large representation of members of Parliament of the Autonomous Government of Catalonia visited Metalquimia’s facilities today, 30 March, 2011. The purpose of the visit was to see first hand the QDS System, the accelerated dry-curing technology for meat products developed jointly by IRTA (Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology) and METALQUIMIA, which is operating very successfully at the meat-processing plant CASADEMONT. The visit, coordinted by the FemCat Foundation, was attended by representativess of the main political parties that make up the Parliament of Catalonia.

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  • Joan Puigcercós Joan Puigcercós
    January 2010 Joan Puigcercós

    Joan Puigcercós, President of Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC) visited us today, January 21, 2010, at Metalquimia's main facilities in Girona, accompanied by the Girona representative of ERC, Mr. Pere Vigo. Mr. Puigcercós was especially interested in getting to know, first hand, the cutting-edge Creativation management model developed by Metalquimia in recent years, which could be perfectly applied as a working base to promote future competitiveness of Catalonia, of its Companies and its people. In the attached pdf file, see the moving dedication inscribed by Joan Puigcercós in Metalquimia's Book of Honor (in Catalan) 

  • José Montilla José Montilla
    March 2009 José Montilla

    METALQUIMIA's new facilities in Palol de Revardit (Girona) have been inaugurated the 27th of March, 2009, by the president of the Generalitat of Catalonia, the most Honorable Mr. José Montilla, in an act that has been also attended by the Councillor of Agriculture, Mr. Joaquim Llena, the Mayor of Girona and the Mayors of Palol de Revardit, Olot, Banyoles and Besalú among other representatives of the political, social and business sectors of the Girona region. 

  • Francisco Javier Palom Izquierdo & Santiago Palom (Holding ODE) Francisco Javier Palom Izquierdo & Santiago Palom (Holding ODE)
    June 2007 Francisco Javier Palom Izquierdo & Santiago Palom(Holding ODE)

    The prestigious Spanish Management Guru and ODE’s Holding President Mr. Francisco Javier Palom Izquierdo and his son Mr. Santiago Palom, ODE’s Holding General Manager, have recently visited METALQUIMIA Headquarters in Girona (Spain). Mr. Palom, Peter F. Drücker’s preferred pupil, has visited our facilities in Girona in order to better know the Systematic Innovation Management Key Success Factors developed by METALQUIMIA 

  • Fernando Trías de Bes Fernando Trías de Bes
    January 2007 Fernando Trías de Bes

    Mr. Fernando Trías de Bes, one of the most renowned European Management Gurus and author of the editorial best seller “GOOD LUCK” visited METALQUIMIA on 24th January 2007. Mr. Trías de Bes has been very interested in learning how the Project Portfolio Management Strategy developed by METALQUIMIA has helped the Company to increase its current levels of competitiveness

  • Josep Huguet Josep Huguet
    January 2007 Josep Huguet

    The Honourable Josep Huguet, Catalonia’s Minister of Innovation, University and Enterprise, visited METALQUIMIA on 19th January 2007. The Catalan Minister visited METALQUIMIA to learn, first-hand, the competitive Innovation Management System developed by METALQUIMIA which has brougth the Company to be recognised worldwide as a ReferenceCenter in meat processing technology and related equipment.

  • Jordi Carbonell Jordi Carbonell
    March 2006 Jordi Carbonell

    Mr. Jordi Carbonell, Industry General Secretary of the Catalonia’s Government, visited the METALQUIMIA’s Meat Technology Center on Wednesday, 29th March 2006. Mr. Carbonell discussed with METALQUIMIA’s Management the vanguard ways to improve overall competitiveness of technology based companies.

  • Antoni Fernàndez Teixidó Antoni Fernàndez Teixidó
    February 2006 Antoni Fernàndez Teixidó

    Mr. Antoni Fernàndez Teixidó, Catalonia’s Former Minister of Industry, visited the Girona’s R&D Facilities on Friday, 24th February 2006. in order to see, first hand, the operation of METALQUIMIA’s vanguard systematic innovation process.

  • Marina Geli Marina Geli
    February 2006 Marina Geli

    Mrs. Marina Geli, Health Minister of the Government of Catalonia, visited the METALQUIMIA Research Facilities on Friday, 3rd February 2006. Mrs. Geli was impressed by the METALQUIMIA Research and Technological capabilities in the field of Food Health and Sanitation.

  • Anna Pagans Anna Pagans
    January 2006 Anna Pagans

    Mrs. Anna Pagans, Mayor of Girona, visited the METALQUIMIA Research Facilities on Friday, 27th January 2006. Mrs. Pagans has expressed to the Lagares family the pride of Girona City to have METALQUIMIA in town, as a Company model to be followed.

  • Josep Bargalló Josep Bargalló
    October 2005 Josep Bargalló

    Mr. Josep Bargalló, Prime Minister of the Catalonia Government visited the METALQUIMIA Production Facilities on Friday, 7th October 2005. In the Picture Mr. Josep Bargalló with Mr. Narcís Lagares Jr., Mr. Narcís Lagares and Mr. Josep Lagares.

  • Pia Bosch Pia Bosch
    June 2004 Pia Bosch

    Ms. Pia Bosch, Official Representative of the Catalan Government in Girona, visited METALQUIMIA’s facilities. In the picture Ms. Pia Bosch with Mr. Josep Lagares, General Manager of METALQUIMIA.

  • Jordi Xuclà & Salvador Servià Jordi Xuclà & Salvador Servià
    February 2004 Jordi Xuclà & Salvador Servià

    Senators of the Spanish Parliament: The Most Excellent Mr. Jordi Xuclà and Mr. Salvador Servià with Mr. Narcís Lagares Jr., Operations Manager of METALQUIMIA

  • Pere Macias i Arau Pere Macias i Arau
    November 2003 Pere Macias i Arau

    Pere Macias i Arau, former Minister of Environment and former Minister of Infrastructures and Public Works of the Government of Catalonia, tasting meat products in the Pilot Plant of METALQUIMIA

  • James Baker James Baker
    October 2003 James Baker

    The Honorable Mr. James Baker, former Secretary of State of the United States of America, conversing with Mr. Josep Lagares, General Manager of METALQUIMIA, after the conference "World Politics, Economics & Today’s Business Environment" given by Mr. Baker at the WORLDWIDE FOOD EXPO in Chicago

  • Josep López de Lerma Josep López de Lerma
    November 2002 Josep López de Lerma

    Welcome speech given by Mr. Josep Lagares, General Manager of METALQUIMIA, to the Most Excellent Mr. Josep López de Lerma, Vice-president of the Spanish Congress, and to the Minister of Catalan Industry, the Honorable Mr. Antoni Subirà i Claus, during the inauguration of METALQUIMIA’s new production facilities

  • Josep López de Lerma Josep López de Lerma
    November 2002 Josep López de Lerma

    The Most Excellent Mr. Josep López de Lerma (Vice-president of the Spanish Congress) signing METALQUIMIA’s book of honor, during the inauguration of METALQUIMIA’s new production facilities

  • Antoni Subirà i Claus Antoni Subirà i Claus
    November 2002 Antoni Subirà i Claus

    The Minister of Catalan Industry, the Honorable Mr. Antoni Subirà i Claus, signing the book of honor, during the inauguration of METALQUIMIA’s new production facilities

  • Joaquim Nadal Joaquim Nadal
    November 2002 Joaquim Nadal

    Mr. Josep Lagares conversing with the Honorable Mr. Joaquim Nadal, Minister of Infrastructures and Public Works of the Government of Catalonia, and the Most Excellent Mrs. Anna Pagans, present Mayor of Girona, during the inauguration of METALQUIMIA’s new production facilities.

  • Jordi Xargay Jordi Xargay
    November 2002 Jordi Xargay

    Official inauguration speech of the Most Illustre Mr. Jordi Xargay (Mayor of Palol de Revardit), during the inauguration of METALQUIMIA’s new production facilities

  • Jordi Pujol Jordi Pujol
    November 1996 Jordi Pujol

    The Most Honorable Mr. Jordi Pujol i Soley, President of the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia), signing METALQUIMIA’s book of honor during the inauguration of the new Center of Intelligence.

  • Joaquim Nadal Joaquim Nadal
    November 1996 Joaquim Nadal

    The Most Excellent Mr. Joaquim Nadal, Mayor of Girona, signing METALQUIMIA’s book of honor during the inauguration of the new Center of Intelligence.

  • Jordi Pujol i Soley Jordi Pujol i Soley
    November 1996 Jordi Pujol i Soley

    The Most Honorable Mr. Jordi Pujol i Soley, President of the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia), conversing with the Most Excellent Mr. Joaquim Nadal, Mayor of Girona, the Most Excellent Mr. Xavier Soy, Government representative, and Mr. Narcís Lagares, President of METALQUIMIA, during the inauguration of the new Center of Intelligence.

  • Antoni Subirà Antoni Subirà
    September 1992 Antoni Subirà

    Visit to METALQUIMIA’s facilities by the Most Honorable Mr. Antoni Subirà i Claus, Minister of Industry of the Government of Catalonia.

  • Príncep d'Astúries Príncep d'Astúries
    November 1991 Prince of Asturias and of Girona

    H.R.H. Felipe de Borbón, Prince of Asturias and of Girona, together with Mr. Narcís Lagares, president of METALQUIMIA, in METALQUIMIA’s Stand during the Expotecnia trade fair held in Mexico.

  • Príncep d'Astúries Príncep d'Astúries
    November 1991 Prince of Asturias and of Girona

    The president of METALQUIMIA, Mr. Narcís Lagares, presenting H.R.H. Felipe de Borbon, Prince of Asturias and Girona, with a Silver Caravel with the inscription: "To the Prince of Girona from METALQUIMIA".

  • Fidel Castro Fidel Castro
    June 1980 Fidel Castro

    The President of Cuba, Fidel Castro, conversing with members of METALQUIMIA’s Technology Department, during the inauguration of a cooked meat products plant in Havana.