The “Asociación de Empresarios Textiles de la Comunidad Valenciana – ATEVAL“, which was founded in 1977, groups and coordinates the Valencian companies from the textile sector in Spain. The Association has more than 500 associated companies, representing a workforce of over 15,000 direct jobs, which is certainly a very representative figure in the Spanish textile sector.

ATEVAL’s activity is divided into several departments: innovation, industry and environment, promotion abroad, training, labour and tax law. The association provides advice in all these fields. As well as information and training services in various areas covered. ATEVAL is responsible for coordinating the actions of the CIE (Consejo Intertextil Español), carried out under the name of Home Textiles from Spain.

To carry out its activities, it maintains a continuous contact and collaboration with other institutions and bodies of different areas such as the Institute of Foreign Trade (ICEX), the Valencian Institute of Export (IVEX), the various chambers of commerce of Valencia, the Textile Technology Institute (AITEX), the CEOE, COEPA, CIERVAL, CEV, etc. At a European level, it participates in the European Textile Apparel and Textile Confederation (EURATEX). In addition,

ATEVAL has signed cooperation agreements with various entities, to increase the supply of services (European projects, processing aid administration, environment, new technologies, promotion abroad,…).

During the last twelve years, ATEVAL has made studies and proposals to the various authorities involved in tertiary treatment facilities for recycling waste water to be used in the processes of the textile industry in the mentioned areas.

Furthermore, ATEVAL has participated in many projects, including LIFE projects.