Machinery, agriculture, livestock, construction and port companies remain active in the confederation despite joining the CEV.
Several of the most traditional sectors of the province are still in the Confederation of Entrepreneurs of Castellón (CEC) despite not knowing their future – whether or not it will go to liquidation, according to the opinion of the commercial court and the bankruptcy lawyer’s recommendations – have been integrated into the Business Confederation of the Valencian Community (CEV), whose business council in the province is called to be the ‘new employer’, in the event that the CEC disappears.
In particular, there are four associations which, although they have joined the proposal of Salvador Navarro (president of the CEV), are still actively ‘on the ship’ of the Castellón confederation, to which they are united by a commitment that they refuse to to break. At least, until you hear from jurists. On the one hand, one of those traditional sectors is the primary one. In particular, agriculture and livestock. The Provincial Federation of farmers and ranchers of Castellón (Fepac-asaja), now chaired by José Vicente Guinot, remains in the CEC, to which it belongs for several years and whose representation was -and is- led by Néstor Pascual, former president of the federation and spokesman of the management board that now leads ‘the rudder’ of the CEC. Likewise,
The construction sector , together with the Provincial Association of Construction Companies of Castellón (APECC), also continues in the CEC. Its president, Fernando Alfonso, is also a member of the board of the autonomous employers’ association, according to CEV sources.
For its part, the centenary Association of vessel consignees and port companies of Castellón (ACEP) is not only part of the board of the autonomous employers, but its president, Sebastian Pla, also chairs the provincial business council of the CEV in Castellón , becoming vice president of the same, along with other entrepreneurs.
The machinery and equipment goods sector for the ceramics industry also has a representation in the CEV (the president of the Asebec employers’ association, Juan Vicente Bono, is a board member), but it is still part of the CEC, currently immersed in a Insolvency proceedings. In this case, perhaps the reader doubts whether the ceramic machinery, known worldwide for its commitment to R + D + i, may have a place in the category of ‘traditional sector’. But as Bono has explained on some occasion, this sector, long before the ceramics were born , worked hand in hand with the citrus industry.
While some employers of Castellón who are in the CEV have not left the CEC, others did consummate their retirement from the employers of Castellón and bet solely on the autonomic project . This is the case of sectors such as tile (Ascer), tourism and hospitality (Ashotur), road transport (Actm) and large distribution companies (Anged). In the case of the sector of frits, enamels and ceramic colors (ANFFECC), sources of the management board explained that “they are still paying the quotas”.