The family business, the added value

Why an added value?

Because of its commitment
Because of its competitiveness
Because it creates value
Because of those who comprise it
Because of its connection to the community


The Catalan Association of Family Businesses (ASCEF) was founded in 1998 under the aegis of the Family Business Institute (IEF) and comprises over 100 companies representing the Catalan business fabric. These companies play an important role in the country’s economy as they are committed to generating wealth, employment, the region and sustainability.

Who we are


of Catalan companies are family concerns


of Gross Value Added (VAB) contributed


of private sector jobs created


of entrepreneurs believe the family model boosts their competitiveness


of sales are at national level

As a business association

Our aim is to be an active agent in the economic, political and social spheres; to project to society a rigorous image of who we are, of the role we play in the Catalan economic fabric and to provide valuable content for analysis.

As a body

We work to foster entrepreneurial spirit and create a space for the exchange of experiences and knowledge among our members.

As a group

We aim to fuel pride in belonging to a family business and facilitate the involvement of different family members in the business project.

Latest news

10 Jun
ASCEF organised a lunch-colloquium with Josep Salvatella, founder and president of Rock Salvatella, where had the pleasure to enjoy of...
11 Mar
On Tuesday, February 27th, The Catalonian Association of Family Business (ASCEF, acronym in Spanish), presented the family business’ INBONIS Watch,...
23 Oct
From this 22nd to 24th of October, Bilbao will host the XXVI National Conference of Family Business, organized by the...
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