Josep and Robert Palau, father and son, received the award from the General Government
On Thursday, the Spanish company Mobles Palau received the National Award for Centenary Business Enterprises from the Catalan government in its 23rd edition. Mobles Palau, which turns 175 years old this year, has been in business since 1849 and was the only company in Baix Penedès to receive an award.
The event, held at the Palau de la Generalitat, was attended by Robert (Jr.) and Josep Palau (Sr.), who received this award from the Minister of Business and Labour, Roger Torrent. “We are very proud to receive this award because it is a recognition of the six generations that have been at the head of the family business, the good work that has been done and the great effort that our predecessors have put in for it,” Robert and Josep Palau noted. To leave us this legacy.”
Mobles Palau began its activity in 1849 and is currently managed by Robert Palau, sixth generation heir to the family tradition. The origins go back to the time when his great-grandfather, Josep Palau Palau, began recording his carpentry work in a notebook. In those days, it was common to work for “parathas”, as pesetas did not exist (there were only real ones), so, in those documents that they kept so well, you can appreciate how those deals were made.
In its early days, in addition to doing manual labor that was artisanal, it was also common for village carpenters to make coffins. Years later, and with the passage of years and generations, they had to adapt to the new era, which prompted them in 1976 to open their large ship located in San Jaume dels Domines.
There they actually started as a furniture company, despite the changes in consumption and customers, they knew how to adapt not only by making custom-made furniture and selling this product, but also in decoration, furniture and interior design and providing comprehensive services to customers. These customers need it. With the advent of the Internet, they created their website www.moblespalau.com and are currently present on Facebook and Instagram.
Mobles Palau currently has two stores, the first is located on Carrer de Sant Jaume 20 in Sant Jaume dels Domenys and the other is located on Ctra. From Barcelona No. 30 Vendrell.
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