Wood sector innovation: creation of a joint production line

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Short presentation

Launching of a wood panel manufacturing plant with common production line thanks to European Leader fund.


- launch a production line for Finger-Joint lines in Alistonados del Centro (Alicen)

Contexte (territory issues, targeted audience)

Navahermosa is a Spanish municipality in the province of Toledo, in the autonomous community of Castilla-La Mancha. It belongs to the Montes de Toledo region.
Population 3,609 inhabitants
Surface 129.79 km²

Actions implemented

Manufacture of high quality wooden boards, then used in veneered doors, moldings, etc. Its 15% production goes to DIY multinationals like Leroy Merlin, although its main market is outside our borders, especially in Asia, Central America and Africa.

Global cost (in Euros) : 555 000 €

Human resources and partners

Alicen, a company with an annual turnover of 8 million euros, invested between 2017/2018 a total of 555,000 € for the Finger-Joint line.

On average, the company received 32.7% of Leader funds for all of its investments.

The project involved maintaining 18 full-time jobs and creating eight new jobs. Alicen currently employs 30 people.

Other information

Project's start year : 2016

Points of vigilance, difficulties to pass through, success factors

Alistonados del Centro SL (Alicen) and Airin Medio Ambiental SL are two success stories, directed by Navahermosa businessmen Pedro Pinilla Sánchez and his son Pedro Felipe Pinilla Fernández, executives of Alicen SL and Airin Medio Ambiental SL, respectively .

The initiative to create this second company was born to respond to the crisis, since Alicen, created in 1994 and dedicated since its origins to the manufacture of wooden furniture, had to be transformed in 2007, where it went from 300 to 6 clients.

The aids from Leader funds has enabled companies to invest and develop their activities.


Alistonados del Centro, SL (Alicen, SL) (Company, Private structure )
Carretera Toledo,Navahermosa,
45150 Toledo
Contact : Pedro Pinilla Sánchez

Supported by LEADER

Supported by Association for the Integrated Development of the Territory "Montes Toledanos" (management of Leader programm).
Contact :
Mª del Pilar Romero García de las Hijas