International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

On December 17, 1999, the UN General Assembly declared November 25 as the International Day against Violence against Women, inviting governments, international organizations and non-governmental organizations to organize this day activities aimed at raising awareness among women. public opinion regarding the problem of violence against women.

No woman should suffer any manifestation of discrimination or inequality or be a victim of any power relationship of a man over her. Because any human being, regardless of gender or condition, has the full right to a dignified and happy life, away from any type of physical or psychological violence.

In the 2021 edition, the INAI / NABI (Government of Navarre) has focused the message on the Comprehensive Care Teams for victims of violence against women, a network for recovery.

If you feel alone and without a way out, the Comprehensive Care Teams are by your side to help you open the door to a better life.

From Exkal, we continue and will continue to combat the situations of injustice that surround us and support those who need it.

Exkal, for the fifth consecutive year at CEPYME 500

For the fifth consecutive year, EXKAL is one of the 500 companies that most grow, innovate and generate more jobs and wealth. In addition, we have received special recognition for being one of the 5 companies that receives this award for the fifth consecutive year.

What is CEPYME500?

CEPYME500 is a Cepyme initiative that identifies, selects and promotes all of the 500 Spanish companies that are leaders in business growth, both for their results and their ability to generate added value, employment, innovation and international projection.

The main function of this initiative is to grant national and international recognition and projection to the companies that have been selected contributing to boost their growth potential.

Exkal en la Feria de empleo y emprendimiento en la upna

Exkal at the XIV Meeting of Employment and Entrepreneurship of the Public University of Navarre

On October the 27th the XIV Meeting of Employment and Entrepreneurship of the Public University of Navarra took place in the El Sario Building of the UPNA Campus of Arrosadia. From Exkal we were present with our own stand to get in touch with young talent, learn about their concerns, answer questions about their future work, present potential job opportunities and explain how to work from the HR Department of our entity.

The event consisted of various activities, career exit panels, talks on the labor market, entrepreneurship, public employment opportunities, seminars with experts, preparation of interviews and preparation of job search strategies and CV … The activities allowed Attendees learn about the main trends in the labor market, interact with participating organizations, discover new opportunities and, above all, enhance their employability. It is important to facilitate meeting and conversation spaces between employer companies and future employees.

It is everyone’s responsibility to take care of the younger generations, foster their entrepreneurial and proactive capacity, guide them on their way to the workplace, and help them become great professionals. They will be the workers and managers of the future. Because in fact they are already part of the present.


EXKAL, as a member of the LuzIA Foundation, has carried out a training course on artificial intelligence at the Marcilla Institute, IES Marques de Villena, for the 3rd and 4th of ESO. Our colleagues Jefferson Quezada (Engineering Application) and Álvaro Santafé (IT) have shared their knowledge about AI during several days at the educational center. As a final point of the course, the students have made a guided visit by Daniel Antoñanzas (CEO EXKAL) to the EXKAL manufacturing facilities. They have been able to analyze real applications of this technology, resolve doubts and consider their professional future as active members in AI.

LuzIA Foundation

Foundation for the promotion of Artificial Intelligence in Navarra, was created to publicize this technology, lay down theoretical foundations and promote future professional profiles that generate greater foral competitiveness. LuzIA is made up of several companies, including Helphone, IAR, Exkal, Das-Nano, Arpa Consultores, Fundación Industrial Navarra and Gobierno de Navarra; It has four other objectives: to disseminate the technical knowledge of artificial intelligence, to foster ethical debate on its adoption, to function as an advisory body, and to promote an innovation ecosystem open to anyone who wants to contribute.

Exkal, new CNTA member

EXKAL is part of the National Center for Food Safety and Technology (CNTA). We continue very focused on our goal of improving food display and preservation. Our contribution and unified technological development with CNTA will improve differential elements such as temperature, air speed, humidity, lighting or packaging.

We consider that innovation is a good way to find adequate solutions that respond to specific needs, respecting the environment, the idea of a globalized and interdependent world and ensuring a sustainable future.

Complementing it with research and knowledge is today a necessity, and this is what the CNTA can contribute to us.

National Center for Food Safety and Technology (CNTA)

is a private non-profit making association. Since 1981, the aim of this technological centre is to contribute towards improving the competitiveness and quality of the food sector.

Develop two types of activity:

● Capture of knowledge

● Technology transfer through:

  • R + D + i projects
  • Technological services
  • Training

CNTA has the vocation of:

● Be at the forefront

● Achieve technological excellence

● Orient their activities to obtain results

● Acquire a commitment to each partner and customer

OTD Challenge 2021

EXKAL ACTIVELY PARTICIPATES IN OTD CHALLENGE 2021 through a presentation by Daniel Antoñanzas (CEO EXKAL) on the role of people as catalysts of the digital transformation process in companies.

The OTD Challenge aspires to become the epicenter of the digital transformation of the whole of northern Spain. Although it is only two years old, it was already able to bring together more than 600 professionals in the Navarra Arena in Pamplona, ​​in order to publicize the good practices in this area of ​​innovation of 44 companies, which exhibited cases of implementation of technological solutions that are already being developed in Navarra, Aragon, Madrid and the Basque Country.


We have obtained the ISO 27001 Certification – Information security management. ISO27001 is part of ISO27000.

ISO 27000 is a set of international standards on information security management, approved and published by the International Organization for Standardization and the International Electrotechnical Commission.

Expert webinar by EUROVENT: Ecodesign and energy labelling requirements

In this webinar, expert members will present the Eurovent Industry Recommendation on the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling requirements for refrigeration appliances with a direct sales function.

Key learning points of this webinar include:

1. Ecodesign and Energy Labelling requirements for refrigerating appliances with a direct sales function and EPREL (including products in the scope of the Regulations)

2. What is a reference/deducted model and how to extrapolate the EEI of a deducted model

3. How to deal with incomplete deliveries and how to increase the effectiveness of market surveillance

The individual topics will be followed by a moderated Q&A session, where participants are invited to discuss any related issues.

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EXKAL, one of 101 Business Examples of Actions #PorElClima (forclimatechange)

The 101 Business Examples of Actions #PorElClima are a reflection of the interest and climate effort of Spanish companies. The #PorElClima Community wants to acknowledge its strong commitment and give visibility to all initiatives put in place to deal with climate emergency. Because the private sector is a key player in promoting climate change, which we so much need. EXKAL has been chosen as a business example.

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Exkal joins the #apoyamoslosODS campaign promoted by the Spanish Global Compact Network

On the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the approval of the 2030 Agenda with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), EXKAL joins the #apoyamoslosODS campaign to work on the dissemination of these United Nations Goals, in collaboration with the Spanish Network of Global Compact, initiative to which it belongs. The objective is to act, from their own commitment to the SDGs, as a speaker and achieve a multiplier effect so that they get to know each other and work.

In October 2019, Exposición y Conservación de Alimentos S.A. (EXKAL) joined the UN Global Compact initiative, the world’s largest sustainability initiative. Since the approval of the 2030 Agenda in 2015, in addition to its commitment to promoting the Ten Principles, it has worked to align its corporate management with the SDGs, where it finds new business opportunities, improves relations with its stakeholders and promotes innovation.

In this sense, EXKAL has established a series of commitments and good practices aligned with its strategy. Among these, the following stand out:

    • The development of products and technologies for low CO2 emissions,
    • The electrification of the plant and the increase in renewable energies through the installation of photovoltaic panels that allow a high level of sustainable self-consumption,
    • Join the “Pact for the circular economy”, making progress in reducing the use of non-renewable natural resources and increasing the use of reused materials in the company’s production cycle.

“Aligned with the Earth Summit on Climate Change held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, and the successive revisions and agreements of Kyoto 1997, Paris 2015 and the last one in Katowice at the end of 2018, at Exkal we continue to seek solutions to minimize the impact of emissions generated by our activity and our products, thanks to an improvement in environmental management and in the efficiency of production processes ”, highlights Alfonso Antoñanzas.

With this type of action, the Spanish Global Compact Network and its member organizations seek to contribute to the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, work that, in these moments of crisis and uncertainty, is configured as the formula to create the sustainable future that the world needs.

Promoting the contribution of companies to sustainable development

It has been five years since the United Nations General Assembly approved the 2030 Agenda with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), unanimously by the 193 participating States, including Spain. “Leave no one behind” is the axis of the agreement. The SDGs propose ending poverty and hunger, reducing inequalities, and tackling urgent challenges like climate change.

To achieve such an ambitious Agenda, the necessary participation of all was agreed: governments, companies, civil society and citizens from all over the world. Its strength comes from the universal character of the agreement and the ambition of its 169 goals. Achieving them requires an unprecedented effort on the part of all sectors of society; and companies have a very important role to play in this endeavor. Achieving the SDGs requires combining the drive of the public sector, companies, investors and civil society.

Ten years to meet the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, has called on all sectors of society to mobilize in this “Decade of action”.

The “Decade of Action” calls for accelerating sustainable solutions to the world’s major challenges; from poverty and gender equality, to climate change, inequality and closing the financial gap. Businesses have a very important role to play in this endeavor.