Panel Sandwich Group currently has several production centers in Spain for the custom manufacturing of the widest range of sandwich panels in the European market. It also has a presence through correspondents or business partners in 8 countries with international expansion being one of the growth objectives and becoming a benchmark at present for being one of the thousand fastest growing companies in the European Union according to the Financial Times in 2018 and 2022.
It all started in 2009 with its founder Oscar Lopéz-Blanco and a multidisciplinary team from the construction sector, who developed a new business model at a time when construction was in recession and great ideas could succeed.
In 2011, when the headquarters of Panel Sandwich Group in Spain was opened in Zaragoza, the new lines of action were established and it is where the commercial and expedition area of the sandwich panel for large works was managed, maintaining a physical warehouse for the shipment of Sandwich Panel to the entire peninsula under the 48-hour model that revolutionized the market. This warehouse generates a stock of 9,000m2 of sandwich panels of all types in response to the increase in local demand for fast delivery.
In 2013 is when the export line is opened being the first in Spain to start exporting Sandwich Panel through local distributors in the destination countries and betting heavily on the model of country representative for the marketing of the product at the destination. Since then, great professionals in the sector from different parts of Spain have joined the project, contributing improvements and new ideas, positioning the company as a leader year after year with growth of 30% per year in the manufacture and marketing of the Polyurethane and Rockwool Sandwich Panel and currently representing 30% of the company's turnover in the export of Sandwich Panel to Latin America and Africa.
The short-term strategic plan begins in which we are committed to human capital in order to grow as a company. Within this 3-year plan, we have an external consultant that helps us in the selection of very specific profiles and consolidate them through an internal and external training plan. The main objective is that the company's philosophy and its clear vocation to the customer are present in every situation that any member of the team may encounter.
With a growth of 200%, the Financial Times declared Panel Sandwich Group as one of the fastest growing companies in the entire European Union among millions of candidates, highlighting the functionality of its business model, its entrepreneurial vision and singling us out as one of the 1,000 European companies to watch in the coming years for its entrepreneurial career.
Panel Sandwich Group continues its growth. This was reported by Europa Press, which echoes the inclusion of Panel Sandwich Group in the prestigious Financial Times ranking that recognizes the 1,000 fastest growing companies in recent years, repeating for the first time in this one.
During this year, Panel Sandwich Group continues to expand with its new warehouse in Madrid.
We have undergone a lot of changes over the years and it has led us to reinvent ourselves again and again to improve and adapt products and management to improve customer service. We make "things matter to us" as a company matto. All the workers, from the warehouse staff, administration personell, Marketing and Communication department and the company's own management have been involved in the "customer experience" project, making their own the principle that things matter to us regardless of what is being done, whether it is a purchase, a sale or a production. The sales department manages dozens of regular customers on a daily basis throughout the Iberian Peninsula within the largest customer portfolio in Spain that we currently maintain.
But while a salesperson maneges several projects a day, we understand that our customer mangest one unique Project; his, thus, our salesperson share all his/her knowledge to make sure the Project gets carry out.
Within the Panel Sandwich Group's 5-year strategic plan to 2023, improving service and user experience are the pillars on which the other elements of the company's business development are based.