Picvisa obtains the B Corp certification for its innovation in sustainability

15 Jan 2024

  • This recognition certifies the company’s standards of commitment and management in the areas of governance, workers, community, environment and customers


  • Picvisa Machine Vision Systems is one of the companies that are part of the international benchmark 4.0 ecosystem that DFactory Barcelona has become

Barcelona, January 15, 2024.- Picvisa (Picvisa Machine Vision Systems), a company based in DFactory Barcelona, has obtained the B Corp certification, being the first company in the recycling sorting technology sector to obtain it. This standard assesses management performance across the company and covers five key impact areas: governance, workers, community, environment, and customers.

In this way, Picvisa becomes part of a community of more than 7,000 companies around the world that have become B Corp. Joan Manel Casamitjana, CEO of Picvisa, highlights that “obtaining the B Corp Certification marks a fundamental milestone in Picvisa’s trajectory. This reaffirms our unwavering commitment to sustainability and innovation in the field of sorting technology for recycling. We are proud to lead the way, not only in technological advancement, but also in corporate responsibility, ensuring a better future for our planet and the communities we serve.”

For his part, the special delegate of the State in the Consorci de la Zona Franca de Barcelona (CZFB), Pere Navarro, points out that “it is a pride and a pleasure to have companies so committed to sustainability, whose results are demonstrated with recognitions of this type, part of the DFactory Barcelona ecosystem and contribute to this building promoted by the CZFB consolidating its leadership as a pioneering project in the field of industry 4.0”.

The benchmark ecosystem for Industry 4.0

Barely two years after opening its doors, DFactory Barcelona is fulfilling its goal of becoming the factory of the future, promoting and developing industry 4.0, new talent and new technologies and investments, in an unparalleled space. In this environment, technologies such as 3D printing, robotics, cybersecurity and blockchain, artificial intelligence or sensors give rise to a new way of producing, much more sustainable, generating synergies between companies and providing the possibility of establishing alliances with the rest of the organizations present in the building.

It is a project promoted by the CZFB and fully aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda, facilitating the digitalization of industry as a key lever for the ecological transition and promoting the circular economy through the adoption of new sustainable production and advanced manufacturing systems.

Currently, the ecosystem has facilities of 17,000m2 on four floors, where nearly 30 companies have already set up shop and around 500 people work, with now 80% occupancy in just one year. In addition, it is expected that during the 2023 financial year, the second phase of the emblematic building will begin to be projected, which will allow it to reach another 72,000 square meters in the coming years. With this, a total of 1,500 people is expected to work directly and 5,000 indirectly.

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