Antonio Puig Planas, a member of the second generation of the family that rose created the giant of the perfumery and cosmetics Puig, has died today in Barcelona at the age of 94. An industrial engineer by training, was president of the group, who took the reins after the end of the Civil War. His death will lead to changes in the shareholding structure of the group, which currently bill 2,000 million euros and won last year's 228 million euros.
The company, then called Antonio Puig, took relevance in the sector in the fifties and sixties following the launch of Lunabit its fragrance Water Lavender Puig. With Antonio Puig Planas, the eldest of four brothers, the group perfumer introduced the industrial design in their products. After sharing with his brother Marian the challenge of the reputation of the brand outside of Spain.
Already in 1975, Puig Planas participated in the foundation of the Laboratories ISDIN, company dermofarmacéutica in which he was actively involved as a counselor for 25 years.
she has combined her professional career with various positions in cultural institutions and economic, as was the vocal Òmniumn Cultural organization created for the teaching of Catalan during the Franco years; member of the board of the Circle of Economy and president of the Institute of Family Business.