VILLARTA DE SAN JUAN, SPAIN — Alfonso Garrido Muñoz, president and founder of Symaga, died, the company said on Nov. 9.

“For us, the Garrido family, this is the greatest of losses since Alfonso, in addition to its founder, was the origin of what Symaga has become today, the engine, the heart of what will always be his company,” the company said.

The factory and office in Villarta de San Juan and Madrid, Spain, will remain closed on Nov. 10. The funeral is scheduled for Nov. 10 at the Church of San Juan Bautista in Villarta de San Juan.

Muñoz, who was a feed and livestock salesman, founded the company in 1985. He decided to handcraft his own feed silos in a 200-square-meter warehouse in his hometown of Villarta de San Juan.

By 1991, the company had grown to 20 employees and modernization of production was well underway.

Symaga has delivered silo installations across 150 countries with 55 million cubic meters of storage built in 15,000 projects. Today, 150 employees design, manufacture and deliver galvanized steel silos for different industries.

Symaga said the best way to honor Muñoz’s work and memory is to continue to provide its customers with the reliability and confidence they’ve come to expect.

“His legacy will endure in all of us who have had the honor and pride of working and learning alongside him, benefiting from his experience, leadership, and humility,” the company said. “We haven’t just lost our boss; we’ve lost a visionary, a tireless entrepreneur, a hard worker, and a great human being, a fighter to the end.”