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Oscar Villafranca, Young Businessman of Navarra 2014 Award winner

The Young Businessman of Navarra 2014 Award , celebrated its 12th edition at Baluarte Congress Hall in the afternoon of June 25th . This prize rewards good management, innovation, effort and work of young businessmen from the Community of Navarra, and apart from recognising all these values, it serves as an incentive in achieving the excellence regarding entrepreneurial work.

There is no doubt that Oscar Villafranca was one of the most active businessmen throughout 2014, and this award recognises this fact. As the Managing Director of the company Equipos Diesel Remaned, he has managed to position his Company as one of the main benchmarks in its sector, the remanufacturing of automotive diesel equipment. With customers in almost 40 countries, 6 branches spread throughout Europe and South America and a staff of 162, Oscar Villafranca keeps working to expand the range of his company, always with the aim of maintaining the highest quality standards and performance. This commitment has secured his prominent position in the business world of Navarra and Spain.

In his statement right after having received the award from the President of the Government of Navarra, Yolanda Barcina, Oscar Villafranca stressed that “ this is an award for the people that work with us”, addressing specially his family, that were there with him at the ceremony and that are such an important part of the company. He also encouraged other businessmen with the words “everything, with confidence, is achievable in the end”.

Lastly, he anticipated an announcement that serves to make even more explicit the expectations of constant growth in Equipos Diesel Remaned, and it was no other than the agreement with an automotive multinational Company, a very beneficial agreement for the Company that will become public in the next weeks.

It is possible also to highlight Jon Esandi´s words, as president of the AEJ, where he expressed his pride at representing the young businessmen of Navarra, who are characterised by their courage and enthusiasm in setting up a company in these somewhat unstable times. That is why he encouraged the public institutions, with several representatives amongst the attendees to the ceremony, in making setting up of companies easier, with more flexible terms and procedures, and to bet on innovation and creativity as the fundamental conditions for establishing a new company.