AIBA (Association of Fine Arts and Crafts Supplies Manufacturers)
In 1988, a small group of manufacturers of paints, frames, canvas and paintbrushes, decided to set up a non-profit association to facilitate contact between us, exchanging ideas, projects, successes and failures. Thus was born the first Association of Fine Arts Supplies Manufacturers in Spain and was baptized with the name of AIBA.
From the outset we knew we should not set limits to new entrants even if these implied some kind of competition. In AIBA would fit all manufacturers and major distributors, as long as no negative precedent could compromise the reliability and integrity of the corporate group.
The first companies were Bonfil, Escoda, Jaurena, Taker, Artmat, Arteiba and Rosal. Later, they were adding the companies Ceramica Collet, Factis Milan, Guarro Casas, Lienzos Levante, Antonio J. Michel, Talens, Texba, Industrias Titan, Acrylicos Vallejo, Colart Ibérica and Cofrap Española. Recently, Montana Colors and La Pajarita. Thus, AIBA is today the most important industrial group of the Spanish sector of the Fine Arts and Crafts.
Current members of the Board of AIBA are:
President: Olga Fuertes (Montana Colors S.L.)
Vice President: José Manuel Jaurena (Jaurena S.A.)
Secretary: Guillermo Marí (Industrias Titan S.A.)
Treasurer: Rafael Boixadera (Ceramica Collet S.A.)
Member: Marc Escoda (Escoda Sabatés S.A.)
Member: Marcelo Trallero (Talens España S.A.)
Member: Alex Vallejo (Acrylicos Vallejo S.L.)
The main challenges of AIBA are: to generate greater value for members, to increase representation and visibility, and to enhance the approach to the end-users. Reports of sectoral situation and actions to share best-practices at different levels of the organization are made. In addition, joint commercial activities are promoted and the discussion among its members on the present and future of the market is continuously enriched.
AIBA is proposed to the challenge of coming closer to end-users, interacting with professionals and amateurs to mutually enrich the world of Fine Arts and Crafts and, if possible, Arts in general. Our website aims to be a common space to contribute to fulfilling this commitment.