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All the very latest information about Ficosa in one place. The latest Ficosa business news, analysis, comment and interviews, all from our automotive industry experts at just-auto.

Latest insights


ANALYSIS: UK supplier industry perks up

19 March 2015

There are signs of a revival in the UK automotive supplier industry, but a sense of perspective is needed, says Dave Leggett.


Supplier industry M&A and IPO briefing

28 November 2014

This month's managament briefing reviews the financial position of the global supplier automotive supplier industry. Part 2 highlights recent developments in industry structure, including M&A and IPO activity and corporate restructuring.


Management briefing: active safety systems

28 June 2013

Active safety systems and driver assistance technologies are a high-growth area of the automotive business. Global OE fitment levels for driver assistance systems (DAS) are forecast to rise sharply, leading to improved safety and an enhancement of the driver experience. Ultimately, the systems arriving now are part of the advancing technology frontier that will lead to the autonomous car. This month we share some of the latest developments in active safety systems, as monitored, analysed and reviewed in our dedicated real-time QUBE research service.


Management briefing: active safety systems

19 June 2013

Active safety systems and driver assistance technologies are a high-growth area of the automotive business. Global OE fitment levels for driver assistance systems (DAS) are forecast to rise sharply, leading to improved safety and an enhancement of the driver experience. Ultimately, the systems arriving now are part of the advancing technology frontier that will lead to the autonomous car. This month we share some of the latest developments in active safety systems, as monitored, analysed and reviewed in our dedicated real-time QUBE research service.

Latest interviews


Q&A with Ficosa: DAS

1 March 2013

Although advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are increasingly fitted to new cars as drivers request them, Euro NCAP's tightened safety requirements will boost such installed equipment rates over the next few years. In this interview, Matthew Beecham talked with executives of Ficosa to get a better understanding of the market for certain camera and sensor based ADAS, namely lane departure warning systems, cruise control systems and traffic sign recognition systems.


Q&A with Ficosa

26 January 2011

In this interview, Matthew Beecham talked with Vicenç Aguilera, managing director of Ficosa Technology about the company’s rearview mirror systems.

Latest news


Panasonic to produce electronic rear-view mirrors

25 September 2017

Panasonic is to start mass-production of electronic rear-view mirrors, the first product jointly developed with Ficosa International, a Tier 1 supplier of automotive parts and systems in Spain.


Panasonic acquires additional shares in Ficosa

6 July 2017

Panasonic has completed its previously-announced acquisition of additional shares in Ficosa after satisfying all conditions to close the transaction on 4 July.


Panasonic to take control of Ficosa

22 March 2017

Panasonic Corporation said it plans to buy a further 20% stake in Ficosa International, a Spanish manufacturer of automotive rear-view mirrors and electronic systems.


Ficosa joins 5G Automotive Association

22 February 2017

Spanish Tier 1 automotive supplier Ficosa says it has become the first Spanish company to join the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA).


Ficosa opens $50m mirror plant in Tennessee

1 November 2016

Ficosa has opened a new rear view mirror factory in Cookeville, Tennessee at a cost of US$50m.


just-auto Plus only Ficosa records 2015 turnover up 17% to EUR1.112bn

6 October 2016

Ficosa, a top-tier global provider devoted to the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of high-technology vision, safety, connectivity and efficiency systems for the automotive and mobility sectors, posted an all-time record turnover of...


Ficosa, Panasonic, develop toll-paying mirror

28 September 2016

Ficosa and Panasonic have signed the first contract for a co-developed product.


just-auto Plus only Adasens Automotive relocates to Lindau

27 September 2016

Just in time for the targeted moving date in early September, Adasens Automotive was able to take its modern office space in the newly built innovation campus in Lindau. On 5 September 2016, the relocation of Weibensberg was completely carried out by Lindau...


just-auto Plus only Ficosa expands its production capacity in Brazil

8 August 2016

Ficosa, a top-tier global provider devoted to the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of high-technology vision, safety, connectivity and efficiency systems for the automotive and mobility sectors, is reinforcing its presence in Brazil with a...


Ficosa wins lumbar adjuster deal

7 July 2016

Ficosa said it had won a contract with a major European car manufacturer (OEM) to produce a system composed of the backrest suspension mat and the cushion mat with electromechanical lumbar adjustment.


Ficosa wins rear-view mirror contracts

17 June 2016

Ficosa says it has been awarded four contracts from two American OEMs to produce 8,900,000 units of rear-view mirrors over a period of five years in North America


Ficosa launches mirror co-developed with Panasonic

31 March 2016

Ficosa has introduced the first product co-developed by Ficosa and Panasonic and hailed it as a significant example of the potential of the alliance between the two companies.


Ficosa and Panasonic launch connected car tech

19 February 2016

Ficosa, a maker of vision, safety, connectivity and efficiency systems, and Panasonic are presenting the latest technological developments in connectivity and the 'Internet of things' for the automotive sector at Mobile World Congress 2016. The suppliers have together developed a new generation of Smart Connectivity Module (SCM) which enables all passengers to be simultaneously but independently connected through the vehicle's own connection.


Ficosa claims 'Sensor and Camera Cleaning' device

29 October 2015

Ficosa claims it has revolutionised the market of sensors and cameras integrated into the car with what it claims is a pioneering solution to clean the lenses of these devices automatically. Named Sensor & Camera Cleaning and patented by the company, this product removes dirt from cameras and sensors through a hybrid system that expels water and/or pressurised air depending on the need and lenses position, guaranteeing at all times a proper performance.


Ficosa develops new electronic mirror

15 October 2015

Ficosa says it has developed an electronic mirror composed of cameras and displays which implies an alternative option to the exterior rear-view mirrors of the car. This pioneering system, also known as CMS (Camera Monitor System), represents an authentic revolution for the automotive industry as well as an important progress towards the autonomous car.


just-auto Plus only SPAIN/FRANCE: Renault Espace to feature Ficosa’s 'Shift by Wire' automatic gearshift

23 July 2015

In the new Renault Espace shape and utility come together to create a multifunctional and spacious crossover that stands out for its exceptional design and technology. The latest generation of Renault's flagship model incorporates the new 'Shift by Wire'...


just-auto Plus only SPAIN: Ficosa and Panasonic start capital and business alliance

1 July 2015

Ficosa and Panasonic had announced their agreement on a capital and business alliance on 30 September 2014. Since various conditions, including approval from competent anti-trust authorities, have been fulfilled, Panasonic have completed investment in Ficosa...


just-auto Plus only SPAIN: Ficosa’s turnover increases to US$1.07bn in 2014

11 June 2015

Ficosa's turnover in the year 2014 has increased to EUR949m (US$1.07bn) compared with that of EUR935m in the year 2013. Gross operating profit also increased (EBITDA) reaching approximately EUR79m, which represents an increase of 27% compared to the previous...


Ficosa building new mirror plant in US

29 May 2015

Ficosa is building a new integrated production centre in The Highlands Industrial Park in Cookeville (Tennessee).


Ficosa opens new production facility in Shenyang

21 May 2015

Ficosa has opened a new production facility in Shenyang, capital of Liaoning province in China.


just-auto Plus only SPAIN: Ficosa wins three awards from Toyota

15 April 2015

Ficosa has been recognised by Toyota with three prestigious awards. Ficosa production centres in Portugal and Turkey have been awarded by Toyota Motor Europe in the categories of Quality and Value Analysis, respectively; while Ficosa China has been...


just-auto Plus only SPAIN: Ficosa to hire 75 engineers for Viladecavalls centre in 2015

26 March 2015

Ficosa is planning to hire 75 new engineers throughout 2015 for its Viladecavalls Technology Centre (Barcelona, Spain). These new recruits will not only be destined to the automotive division, but rather they will be covering positions related to sectors in...


just-auto Plus only JAPAN/SPAIN: Panasonic to acquire stake in Ficosa

26 September 2014

Panasonic plans to acquire almost 50% stake in Ficosa, 4-traders.com reported citing Nikkei. The transaction, which is expected to involve around JPY20bn (US$239m), will take place in March 2015. Eventually, Panasonic plans to completely take over...


Ficosa collaborates with NTT Docomo in 4G

14 May 2014

Ficosa has entered into collaboration with NTT Docomo in the integration of 4G LTE services in the automotive industry mainly in Japan.


just-auto Plus only UK: Ficosa earns recognition as John Deere Partner-level Supplier

18 March 2014

Ficosa has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2013 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company's highest supplier rating. Ficosa International was selected for the honour in recognition of its...


just-auto Plus only SPAIN: Pujol receives Medal of Honour on behalf of FICOSA International

25 December 2013

The President of FICOSA, Josep Maria Pujol, has received the Medal of Honor for Fostering Invention, awarded to FICOSA International. The event, which was held in Madrid at the headquarters of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), was chaired...


just-auto Plus only SPAIN: FICOSA and DENSO join forces for the development of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)

26 September 2013

FICOSA and DENSO will close an agreement for creation of a Joint Venture with the focus in image processing and recognition software development, aiming to the advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) market. The new company builds on the existing...


just-auto Plus only SPAIN: Ficosa launches in-vehicle 4G solution

20 June 2013

Ficosa has launched an in-vehicle 4G solution, an antenna that covers all the band services including 2G, 3G and 4G. There are plans to first introduce this innovation in the highly developed American market. Some of the important European and North American...


just-auto Plus only SPAIN: Ficosa participates in European emergency call project

15 February 2013

The Spanish multinational Ficosa is involved in the HeERO project, which has the support of the European Union, and that it born with the objective of implementing the use of the emergency call in the various countries that comprise it. The company aims to...


just-auto Plus only SPAIN: Telefonica and Ficosa sign cooperation agreement for M2M communications

8 November 2012

Telefonica and Ficosa have signed a cooperation agreement with the aim to design, develop and implement M2M projects. The agreement has been signed by the president of Telefonica, César Alierta and the president of Ficosa, Josep Maria Pujol. With this...

Ficosa news

Panasonic to produce electronic rear-view mirrors

25 September 2017

Panasonic is to start mass-production of electronic rear-view mirrors, the first product jointly...


Panasonic acquires additional shares in Ficosa

6 July 2017

Panasonic has completed its previously-announced acquisition of additional shares in Ficosa after...


Panasonic to take control of Ficosa

22 March 2017

Panasonic Corporation said it plans to buy a further 20% stake in Ficosa International, a Spanish...


Ficosa joins 5G Automotive Association

22 February 2017

Spanish Tier 1 automotive supplier Ficosa says it has become the first Spanish company to join th...


Ficosa opens $50m mirror plant in Tennessee

1 November 2016

Ficosa has opened a new rear view mirror factory in Cookeville, Tennessee at a cost of US$50m....


just-auto Plus only Ficosa records 2015 turnover up 17% to EUR1.112bn

6 October 2016

Ficosa, a top-tier global provider devoted to the research, development, manufacturing and market...



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