After several years of economic recession, the Spanish economy is experiencing booming growth and offers attractive development opportunities in almost every sector. Many German companies are already active in Spain, but also newcomers have good opportunities, namely in the supply of machines, plants and intermediate products to the industry, in the provision of smart solutions for buildings and municipalities, or in well-designed and innovative consumer goods. Due to its geographical location, Spain has become a popular hub for the entire world market and serves as the main gateway for South America.
However, this market poses some challenges for companies. Anyone active in the South American markets must be prepared for a roller coaster ride. The growth of individual countries as well as the region, is marked by ups and downs with extreme swings.
Are you already active in Spain and Central or South America or maintain important supply chains in this region? Then there is no way around international standards in business organisation and process optimisation. As important as it is for an internationally operating company considering the country-specific characteristics, it is just as important to have consistent communication, terminology and methodical procedures across national borders. Standardisation and communication standards will allow you to harmonise and coordinate your global value-added processes and thus consolidate and expand your market position. REFA International’s certified consultants support you in this process with field-tested consultancy in organisation, time management and production as well as Lean Management - both nationally and internationally.
Towards international standards with REFA methods
Also in Spain, Industry 4.0 is on the rise. Spanish companies are investing increasingly in the "smart factories", especially as labour costs are rising and the percentage of workers has decreased. Many manufacturers consider returning to "nearshoring" or moving factories closer to domestic sites. This further intensifies the pressure to digitise in the country. Latin America is considered a late adopter of digital production technologies. Even though countries like Mexico, Brazil, Argentina or Chile have a significant industrial base, only about 30 per cent of the companies in the region are estimated to have automated and digitised their production so far.
But before companies in Spain and Latin America can upgrade in terms of technology, structures, procedures and processes within the companies must be made transparent, designed according to requirements and optimised in effectiveness and efficiency. Internationally proven REFA-Methods for process analysis and optimisation in terms of Lean Management will provide you with support. These create the basis for a significant increase in performance and cost minimisation in the context of technological development. The standards introduced allow you to create valuable synergies in work design and business organisation in the Spanish market and in Central and South America. Large industrial companies, such as Siemens, Linde or Schindler already rely on the proven REFA-Expertise.
Consultancy expertise and qualification programme for Spain, Central and South America
REFA International offers companies based or active in business in Spain and South America real added value with its global consultancy services. The application of best-practice methods for increasing productivity and process optimisation no longer remains limited to the domestic location, but has an impact across borders. Our consultants, who are familiar with cultural, legal and economic specifics, are ready to work for you in Spain and countries of Central and South America. With our qualification programme, also available for your foreign subsidiaries, you can bring your employees worldwide to a common level of knowledge, enabling you to achieve your corporate goals even faster.
Consultancy services in demand for the Spanish market
Our multilingual consultants work with you to implement innovative process solutions in both production and administration - regardless of the industry you are active in. Equipped with the repertoire of proven REFA-Methods we support you all the way from factory planning to the optimisation of singular process steps in your operational business. Our focus is on the following topics:
- Lean Management
- Time studies/Activity sampling
- Process analysis/Process optimisation
- Factory planning
- Logistics and warehouse optimisation
- Time management according to REFA
- Cost and performance accounting
- Shopfloor management
- Quality management
Our many years of consultancy experience in Spain and Latin America provides us with a comprehensive understanding of the market from consultant’s and entrepreneur's point of view.
Internationally proven vocal training programme
Standards in terminology and procedures lead to greater efficiency in communication and thus speed up optimisation processes in your company. With our internationally proven training programme, available as in-house or online training, you can bring cross-border teams to a common knowledge level, build up professional competences in your company worldwide and deepen business-relevant technical topics. This ensures that everyone involved in the value stream of an internationally operating company, speak a “uniform” language and work with the same tools and methods towards the company goals - despite differing national characteristics. Benefit from REFA International’s wide range of training courses in the fields of time management, process management and Lean Management.
Selected REFA projects in Spain and Central and South America
Here is a small excerpt of our projects in Spain and Central and South America: