CYTEF 2022 : Ibero-American Congress on Cold Science and Technology

The CYTEF 2022 Congress focused on synergistic technologies to advance in the sustainability of refrigeration (reduction of energy consumption and minimisation of environmental impact). They analysed the possibilities of optimising cooling applications, both for air conditioning and for the agri-food industry and the process industry. They exposed the potential of new cold production systems, such as heat pumps, which can achieve energy savings of up to 60%.

Daniel Antoñanzas (CEO EXKAL) participated in the event through the presentation “Commercial refrigeration and sustainable development” where he explained how the refrigeration sector can positively influence the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In addition, around 200 researchers from the different research groups of Spanish universities and various R&D centres from Portugal, Spain and different Latin American countries attended the event. They showed the latest technological and scientific advances.

Finally, cryogenics and cascade cold production techniques, with temperatures below sixty degrees below zero, which have proven essential this year for the preservation of vaccines and food, are some of the topics that have also been addressed.

Source : Europapress

Long-term vision of family businesses

“There are two types of companies: those that change and those that die”. That was the topic of the Tudela Capital event attended by Daniel Antoñanzas, CEO of EXKAL. They discussed about the challenge of facing the taking over R&D&I, as well as the few companies that manage to keep their business afloat after the first and second generations. Innovation is extremely important. The people who contribute to it and the competitive differentials with the greatest potential are essential for the business running smoothly. For Daniel Antoñanzas, change means: “continuous, transversal, disruptive and accelerated”. He also adds that: “Competitive differentials will make us sustainable for the fifth generation to be viable”.

Indeed, family businesses face a double challenge: to ensure their survival and relevance over time without giving up the founding spirit of the organisation. We live in a changing world, in which creativity must be one of the priorities when generating disruptive products and services. The employees are the main stakeholder, they are the ones who make the company valuable.

Thanks to all these elements EXKAL manages to be an entrepreneurial company, open to change, adaptive and with a high desire to improve without losing the main essence of the family business.