More than a hundred people, including customers, associations and friends of the company, attended the opening of Fermax Madrid's new commercial office in Leganés (Madrid) on 24th September. A spacious and elegant 300 metre space that has been designed according to Fermax's business vision and is based on the principle of proximity to the customer. Fermax’s Madrid commercial office The new commercial office will attend to the entire market of the Spanish Central Zone in a more agile way Jeremy Palacio, Managing Director of FERMAX, and the Management team, wrapped in this opening act Fermax Madrid's team led by Claudia Torrico. The new commercial office will attend to the entire market of the Spanish Central Zone in a more agile way thanks to the advantages of having this strategic location. Furthermore, this new office has a large training area for their clients. In his welcome speech, Jeremy Palacio highlighted the importance of 2019 for the company, a special year because of Fermax's 70th anniversary. In this regard, he reminded affectionately the words of Fermax's founder, Mr Fernando Maestre Martínez, who recently passed away, "A great businessman, great person, humble and close, who always committed on building relationships in the medium and long term, with employees, customers and suppliers". Changing the video entry paradigm In addition, the Managing Director also stressed the company's ability to adapt to change and that the 2020-2021 biennium will be key for Fermax as the company is working to ‘change the video door entry paradigm’. Finally, he pointed out that the objective of the new Madrid's office opening is to grow business volume in the central zone of Spain, which "thanks to the ambitious schedule of planned product's launches and the high quality of customers in the area, we are sure that we will achieve". After the speech, guests enjoyed together with all Fermax Madrid and Fermax Headquarters team a cocktail in a festive atmosphere and a fun personalised photocall to take a souvenir of the event. The address of the new Fermax Madrid headquarters is Av. de Manuel Azaña esquina Av. del Conde de Barcelona, 28914 Leganés, Madrid. Global expansion The inauguration of this space is proof of how the company is able to combine the attention to the national market, in which it is a global player, with an ambitious international projection that has led Fermax to implant the company in the whole world, with 7 subsidiaries in Belgium, China, Spain, France, Poland, United Kingdom and Singapore and 4 representative offices in Colombia, Dubai, Portugal and Turkey as well as distributors in more than 70 countries.
Juan Carlos Ramiro, General Director of CENTAC (National Accessibility Technology Centre of Spain) and Jeremy Palacio, Managing Director of FERMAX, have signed a collaboration agreement for 2018. This alliance will contribute to creating and promoting accessible and usable goods, products and services in order to make elderly people, or people with different types of disabilities independent. FERMAX joins CENTAC On 28th November 2017, the Spanish company FERMAX joined, as collaborator, the National Centre for Accessibility Technologies of Spain (CENTAC). Both entities signed a collaboration agreement which contributes to the accessible technological development to improving the autonomy of elderly or disabled people. The objective of this agreement is to obtain social benefits by creating realities, which means accessible and usable products and services that will improve the life of many people. This will also have an impact on the economic point of view. The event was attended by Fernando Maestre, president of FERMAX, and Jeremy Palacio, Managing Director, accompanied by Jesús Gutierrez, Claudia Torrico, Antonio Torrubias and Mónica Gil, members of FERMAX team, with Juan Carlos Ramiro, General Director of CENTAC and his team. Juan Carlos Ramiro said that FERMAX is a great ally, leader in the sector of door entry and access control systems: "Together we can generate autonomy within homes, public spaces and buildings. FERMAX will play an essential role in the projects and actions of CENTAC, especially providing accessible goods, products and services in the Smart Integrated Spaces”, added Juan Carlos Ramiro. FERMAX will begin in 2018 to be part of CENTAC and its projects from 2018. Jeremy Palacio, Managing Director of FERMAX, outlines different lines of work in which it is necessary to make an influence. Palacio states that: "It is important to make public the technological solutions that FERMAX already has and detect the needs of users with disabilities by offering them solutions”.It is important to make public the technological solutions that FERMAX already has and detect the needs of users with disabilities by offering them solutions” Social benefit and economic advantage This alliance will contribute to promoting the development of accessibility technologies in the sector of door entry systems, access control systems and all possible areas. The aim is facilitating social integration and equality in the access to Information Society Technologies, which is one of the main objectives of CENTAC. Both the National Centre for Accessibility Technologies of Spain and FERMAX maintain a faithful commitment to society, convinced that the social benefit must be accompanied by economic advantage, generating autonomy and equal rights for all citizens, regardless of their capabilities. FERMAX is a Spanish company from Valencia founded by Mr Fernando Maestre in 1949, specialising in audio and video door entry systems and access control solutions, which enjoys a prominent position among the most important brands in the world. Currently FERMAX has 7 subsidiaries in Belgium, China, France, Poland, Singapore, Spain and United Kingdom, and 4 representative offices in Colombia, Dubai, Portugal and Turkey. It is also remarkable for its extensive network of international distributors that reaches more than 70 countries. Promoting development of accessible technologies The National Centre for Accessibility Technologies of Spain (CENTAC) is a foundation whose aim is to promote the development of accessible technologies at the company, industry and services levels. It is an example of public-private cooperation by having in its Board entities the Spanish Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality (through the Royal Board on Disability), El Corte Inglés, ONCE Foundation, Vodafone Spain Foundation, Red.es (belonging to the Ministry of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda), the State Reference Centre for Personal Autonomy and Technical Aid (CEAPAT), the Spanish Representatives of People with Disabilities Committee (CERMI), and the State Disability and Dependency Reference Centre (CRE).