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28 February 2017 / By: rmmcia

World Plumbing Day: March 11th

We have been celebrating for some years now on March 11th the World Plumbing Day, a commemorative day created by the World Plumbing Council, an international organism having as main purpose developing and promoting the image and the professional standards of plumbing all over the world.                                               Among other objectives, not less imp...

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19 July 2016 / By: rmmcia

More efficient heating and cooling

At the same time the Spanish government was publishing the Real Decreto 56/2016, of February 12th, relative to energetic efficiency and audits to big companies as a transposition of an European directive, last February 16th the European Commission published a report addressed among others to the European Parliament. The purpose of this report is driving a strategy for a more efficient and sustainable heating and cooling system for all the territory.Apart from the well-known interest to...

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26 October 2015 / By: rmmcia

More presence of the Do-it-yourself sector

More presence of the Do-it-yourself sector.Do-it-yourself is a sector growing in Spain. Despite the loss of 30% in sales during the past recession years, not all distributor channels suffered it. Now their revenues are growing and they modify their strategy, placing the stores closer to the city centre.In the 90’s, DYI’s distributors spread across as “category kings”, highly specialized stores and with big sales volumes. The first one -still leader of the market- has been growing all t...

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19 October 2015 / By: rmmcia

DIY is trendy

Spain is still far away from the rest of Europe in DIY expenses. Each person dedicates around 180 EUR/year whereas in the UK, Germany or France DIY enthusiasts expend more than 500 EUR. However it’s a growing market. As per AECOC-AFEB percentage of buyers is increasing because of the raise in baths & kitchens’ refurbishing. 2015 is expected to go up also in plumbing, paints, and specially decoration which is experiencing the higher increase. DIY becomes a new spare time activity an...

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13 October 2015 / By: rmmcia

Construction sector is improving in Spain

Construction sector is improving in SpainAfter seven years of decrease on production, construction sector slows down its drop during 2014, as per a KBK study published by “Ingeniería del Gas”’ magazine. The worst results are mainly in civil work, and highlights how big corporations keep on strengthen activity abroad. Forecasts are of slow growth during the present year, with no data of 2015 on the study, to be consolidated by 2016. An analysis of a study by Eurostat allows confirming n...

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27 January 2015 / By: rmmcia

European Industrial Production - Made in Spain

European Industrial Production - Made in SpainWe echo a report in the journal "amec Export" appeared in his 39th number on November 2014, entitled "Industrial relocation, produce again at home".It is an interesting report of recommendable reading, in which we read things like: " The idea that any company worthwhile should being producing in China was extended for years in Spain" (we would add that not only in Spain) and follows "(...) But the economic crisis came and with it changes in...

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03 October 2014 / By: rmmcia

News about storage of thermal energy

News about storage of thermal energy"Researchers at the UPV / EHU develop a compact prototype for heat storage, easily integrated in buildings." We recommend the reading of the article that you can find on the website of the University of the Basque Country. There you can find new ways of research to develop a better use of renewable energies to the supply of energy in buildings.Photo: prototype for the storage of thermic energy developed by the researchers at UPV / EHU. 

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24 February 2014 / By: rmmcia

World Plumbing Day. Importance of the professional plumber

March 11, World Plumbing Day. The professional plumber, key in health of citizens.On March 11, the World Plumbing Day is held on the initiative of the World Plumbing Council, an international organization that in Spain is represented by Conaif. The aim is to raise awareness about the critical role plumbing plays today in the protection of public health, protection of the environment and the planet.

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04 December 2013 / By: rmmcia

Growing sales in hardware and do-it-yourself during third quarter 2013

Growing sales in hardware and DIY sector in Spain. Barometer sector according to AECOC and AFEB for the third quarter of 2013. We echo a report in the "Sector Barometer", a quarterly publication produced jointly by AFEB (association of spanish manufacturers of hardware and DIY) and AECOC (association of fast moving consumer goods companies) based on their own reports about economic development situation of the sector.In this release they report a growth of almost 3% in sales for h...

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