The High Technology Businesses of the Parc Tecnològic del Vallès,
Profile of the Companies
The following information shows the profile of the companies
installed in the Park at present:
63% are from Spain and 37% foreign
73% have created new centres of operation:
38% are newly created
13% are expansions (openings of new centres of operation) of companies that were
already operating in Spain
22% are expansions of foreign businesses (opening a branch, affiliated
company, representative office, delegation, for the first time in Spain)
The remaining 27% are transfers of existing Spanish or foreign businesses that
were already operating in the region of the Park
Sectors of Activity
The most important technological sectors are those of the
Information Technologies (35%, with activities related to electronics,
computing, software and telecommunications), followed by engineering -civil,
product, processes and systems- with 17%.
55% began their activities in the building of the New
Technologies Business Centre (CENT), although at present, only 44% of these are
housed here. This information is significant as it corresponds to the objective
of the Park to provide new business start-ups with diverse property offers,
according to the development of their needs.
As the project of the Park has come consolidated, the weight of
the buildings with spaces shared by various small start-ups (mainly in rented
space) has gradually lost ground with respect to the buildings owned by a single
enterprise or business group.
The permanence in the Park of 135 enterprises (of a total of
259) presents a rate of accumulated business continuity, over the history of the
estate itself, of 52%. Of the rest (124 companies), we should point out that 52
companies ceased activity, a fact which gives an overall rate of business
closures of 20%, lower than the statistical data given by prestigious studies
carried out around the world on this subject.
If one considers the origin of the companies, it
can be seen that the highest rates of closures occur in the expansions of
businesses situated in other places in Spain (27%) followed by the expansions of
international businesses (24%) which open new offices or branch companies
without having prior experience in the Spanish market.
With respect to the age of the companies that have
closed, in the Park the maxim that assures that the first three years of life of
an enterprise are the most difficult to survive is fulfilled (with a closure
rate of 73%).
72 companies decided to relocate to other areas,
mainly in the area made up of the El Vallès district and the city of Barcelona
(82%). Only 8% moved to other areas of Catalonia, while the remaining 10%
transferred to other Spanish regions.