The award ceremony was presided over by Antonio Simões, Brazil's Ambassador in Spain, and José Gasset Loring, President of the Brazil-Spain Chamber of Commerce, an institution which fosters business relations between the two countries.
Gamesa began to operate in Brazil in 2011 when it started up a production facility in Camaçari, in the state of Bahía, which it recently expanded in order to increase its productive capacity to 640 MW. Brazil, one of Gamesa's priority markets, accounted for 22% of total revenue from turbine sales in 2014. The growth in Gamesa's operations in this market will enable it to double its headcount to 570 by year-end 2015.
Gamesa is one of the leading OEMs in this market thanks to a business strategy that combines global leadership with local know-how, along with a strong commitment to local community development in terms of wealth generation, job creation and purchases from and alliances with local suppliers. In addition, during these last four years, Gamesa has invested over €35 million in Brazil, nurturing a competitive local supply chain of over 1,000 suppliers in the process.