What KREAS means?

The word “kreas” comes from the greek κρέας, which means meat understood as food. Likewise, “Kreas” is also the first name given in 1832 to the protein that we know today by the name of creatine, which is necessary to maintain muscular shape and guarantee a good sport performance. Finally, the word “kreas” has the same root of creation.

Playing metaphorically with the word “kreas” and in accordance with the three lines mentioned above, we give origin to a creative center, shaped and aimed at the food sector.

Who we are?

The KREAS Foundation is a non-profit organization created by the Federació Empresarial de Carns i Indústries Càrnies (FECIC) that brings more than 96% of the Catalan meat production, and the Fundación Universitaria Balmes (FUB), an entity  of the University of Vic-Central University of Catalonia, with a clear positioning of service to the territory and to its companies. The Foundation also has the complicity  of the City Council of Olot that has opted for a successful project in the business and educational environment that directly affects the economic and social fabric.

Governance

The Patronat of the  KREAS Fundation is the governing, representation and administration body of the Foundation. The Executive Committee has the powers delegated statutory as well as the monitoring of the compliance and execution of the agreements of the Patronat. The General Manager is the figure that holds the executive direction and management of the entity with the support of a technical and administrative team.

Teaching staff Kreas

The teaching staff consists of teachers with proven experience in both the world of training and in the same food sector.

Mission, vision and values

Mission: to build talent through a high-quality professional training offer which is relevant for the food industry. This will lead companies to be more competitive and to foster innovation as a driver for improvement.

Vision: to become a reference center for a comprehensive  training in the food industry of the country; engine of innovation and strengthening of the productive environment with international ties.

Values:

  • Innovation
  • Social Responsibility
  • Excellence
  • Rigor
  • Efficiency
  • Initiative
  • Territorial commitment
  • Qualification
  • Responsibility
  • Flexibility
Where we are

The headquarters of Kreas is located in Olot, capital of the region of La Garrotxa, an eminently industrial territory, with a highly consolidated small and medium-sized enterprise, but also large tractor companies, mainly local capital, where the the most important industrial sector is   the Agri-food, both for production and for the number of workers.

Over 2,478 companies in Catalonia constitute one of Europe’s largest food clusters. With 19.8% of the industrial turnover, the food & drink sector is Catalonia’s most important industry, employing 17.9% of the workforce, and generating a turnover of over €25bn. The Catalan food & drink sector constantly needs to recruit skilled workers to become more competitive. Therefore, education and training is the key.

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