Some say that the particle accelerator at CERN could produce Armageddon, a big bang under the Alps that would mean the end of matter as we know it; but more importantly, the end of me. Should this be the case, we will all be glad to know that a Valencian SME was in there making its humble contribution.
Ingesa Barrachina has been a supplier for CERN since 2012, one of many companies that benefits from the 900 million euro budget of the 27 kilometre research tunnel buried beneath France and Switzerland. In the case of Ingesa Barrachina, the income has been 300,000 euros to date.
The company, a family based in Paterna and operating since the 70s, and with 20 employees, is now supplying complex electronic components to CERN.