Platero Díaz family honored with AEFAS Award
Yesterday evening Platero Díaz family and senior management representatives of GONDAN attended the VII Premio Familia Empresaria award ceremony ,held at Reconquista Hotel in Oviedo. This event is organized yearly by AEFAS, the Asturian Asociation of Family Owned Business in honor of Asturian family-run companies.
The members of the Jury unanimously decided to reward Alvaro Platero Díaz and his family because of their “leadership, competitiveness and excellence in ship building high performance vessels for ship owners all over the world, placing the ship building industry of Asturias in a leading position.”
The Asturian Asociation of Family-owned Business, which brings together the most prominent family owned companies in each sector, also highlighted “the strong and decisive action taken by Platero Díaz family in defense of Spanish small and medium sized shipyards.”
This award is aimed to acknowledge the entrepreneurial career of an exemplary family, and their commitment with business continuity. Alvaro Platero, managing director and owner of Gondan Shipyard, keeps the legacy of Francisco Diaz Martinez, his grandfather and founder of the company in 1925. Company that he run successfully for more than 65 years.
The deep and long lasting relationship between Gondan shipyard and the local economy of Castropol and Figueras area also played a major role in the consideration of this award, as the Jury stated: “Over the past 90 years Gondan Group established its business on the banks of the River Eo, boosting the economic activity in the Western Asturian region.”