The Directorate-General for Innovation and Competitiveness has granted GRIT the Innovative SME Award. This exclusive distinction is a reward issued by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness (known as MINECO in Spain) used to spotlight small and medium-sized companies with a strong focus on R+D+I.
The Innovative SME Award is also an acknowledgement to GRIT’s corporative development. In recent years, GRIT has stood out in the field of research and technological development as well as for the innovation of its own products, such as refrigerant gases, propellants, blowing agents and other special products addressed to the pharmaceutical and chemical industry and to the food sector. Furthermore, effective packaging and storing processes as well as a systematic waste disposal are considered imperative for an efficient management, underlining GRIT’s usual commitment with the environment.
GRIT considers this award of great importance for the evolution of the company and a big step forward. Being able to meet all requirements stipulated by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness clearly proves GRIT’s progressive nature, moreover qualifying the company for tax benefits for specific projects considered as innovative.
“At GRIT, innovation is part of our DNA”
GRIT has always been very clear about innovation and technology going hand in hand. Research and Innovation are two key values at GRIT, that combined with its advanced technology, are associated to the company’s own brand since its’ foundation: GRIT = Gases, Research, Innovation and Technology.
Continuous improvement, envisioning the future and overtaking the market are main concerns at GRIT which have culminated in the Innovative SME Award.
As Ms Gloria Majo, Chief Financial Officer, puts it: “The Innovative SME Award not only represents a recognition of GRIT’s innovative capacity, but also allows us to top the highly competitive level which we already have achieved so far”.
This acknowledgement constitutes a reward for the work done based on the guidelines marked by the company in the field of innovation. A hallmark that would not have been possible without the commitment of each person that make up the GRIT staff, a team of highly skilled, talented and creative professionals with a solid know-how, turning GRIT into a key-player in this specific market sector.