The company Fama Sofas (from Yecla) was awarded as the most innovative SME in the first edition of the CEPYME awards that took place in the Eurostar Hotel in Madrid and was presented by the famous reporter Carlos Herrera.
The award was given by Antonio Garramendi, president of CEPYME (Spanish Confederation of Small and Medium Companies) and by Natalia Bastarrechea, manager of Facebook Spain, and was received by Felix Lopez, Managing Director of Fama Sofas.
Fama Sofas is a family-owned company with more than 40 years of experience in the sector, which has been able to keep itself in forefront for all this time.
The fact that 75% of their production is destined to export to more than 60 countries in the five continents; and especially the fact that Fama Sofas has continued growing and creating employment during the last crisis years, all this achieved thanks to a clear and defined strategy fully oriented to Innovation, have been the most highly valued features to award the company.
Fama Sofas sets more than 50 innovative projects per year and has an average of 5 small innovations per day. All this have made this company one of the world’s leading companies, despite its reduced size. Felix Lopez emphasizes: “The fact that a company from a very traditional sector such as making sofas was awarded as most innovative SME of Spain may help to transmit to the companies in this business that innovation cannot only be found in technology companies”.
“Innovation can be found everywhere, from telephone helpline to after-sale service, including the creation of new products that provide new solutions to customers around the world” “Innovation is amazingly embedded in the company’s philosophy, not just in the technical office; all the workers continuously provide new ideas and innovations, which have helped the company to keep growing despite the crisis.”
“We are proud of receiving this award for all Fama Sofas staff. I always like to remember that the most important component of a company is the people working in it, and this award is dedicated to them.”