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SEAT and Cupra - the future models

20 Feb 2020 | Glenn Brooks

It might have just lost its CEO with no successor yet in place but unlike Groupe Renault, where Luca de Meo is now the boss, there is no sense of crisis at SEAT. Sociedad Española de Automóviles de Turismo is profitable, the decision to turn Cupra into a premium brand looks inspired, both marques are well stocked with future model lines and new markets are being explored too.


Interview part 2: Sernauto CEO José Portilla

23 Jul 2019 | Simon Warburton

Spanish suppliers association CEO, José Portilla has had many years experience in manufacturing sectors such as steel and automotive, while he is now CEO of Spanish suppliers association, Sernauto. In the second of two interviews, Simon Warburton caught up with him as Spain looks to address the transition to new mobility and the challenges of implementing advanced manufacturing technology coupled with addressing labour body employment concerns.


Interview part 1: Sernauto CEO José Portilla

17 Jul 2019 | Simon Warburton

Spanish suppliers association CEO, José Portilla has had many years experience in manufacturing sectors such as steel and automotive, while he is now CEO of Spanish suppliers association, Sernauto. Simon Warburton caught up with him as Spain looks to address the twin challenges of slowing global demand and the transition to new mobility.


The SEAT brand's time has come - Comment

11 Jul 2019 | Ray Hutton

Ray Hutton says Volkswagen’s Spanish subsidiary has finally defied the doubters to become one of the Europe’s fastest-growing car brands. But SEAT's history illustrates that it wasn't easy...


SEAT goes large with Tarraco

4 Apr 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Doesn't it seem a long time ago that we thought of SEAT as a maker of small cars? The addition of the new 4.7m long Tarraco means the brand now has a third SUV, putting it in competition with the VW Tiguan Allspace, Skoda Kodiaq and Peugeot 5008 for the first time.


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Grupo Antolin shows retractable sun visors

21 Sep 2020 | Graeme Roberts

Grupo Antolin said it had "reimagined" the sun visor and developed a retractable version.


Wallbox acquires Electromaps

11 Sep 2020 | Simon Warburton

Wallbox has acquired the majority of the share capital of Electromaps.


Grupo Antolin opens innovation centre in China, profit plunges

10 Sep 2020 | Graeme Roberts

Group Antolin said it had improved its financial position with new COVID-19 financial support loans from Spain, France and the United Kingdom.


SEAT MO rolls out motosharing service in Barcelona

28 Aug 2020 | Dave Leggett

Following the presentation of the new SEAT MO brand last June, created to boost the urban mobility strategy focused on micromobility products and services, the company has rolled out its first motosharing service in Barcelona with a total of 632 eScooters available to the public.


SEAT transforms prototype development centre and commits to 3D printing

24 Aug 2020 | Dave Leggett

SEAT says it has recently transformed its Prototype Development Centre (PDC) located in the heart of the SEAT plant in Martorell.


BYD supplies 30 more eBuses for Madrid

17 Aug 2020 | Simon Warburton

EMT Madrid has confirmed BYD will supply a further 30 eBuses for operations in the Spanish capital.


Porsche Digital opens office in Barcelona

6 Aug 2020 | Simon Warburton

Porsche's digital subsidiary is expanding its international network for the development of digital business models, with a new office in Barcelona.


EIB provides EUR35m to Endesa for Spain charging

3 Aug 2020 | Simon Warburton

Endesa has secured EUR35m (US$41m) in financing from the European Investment Bank (EIB) for the installation of electric charging stations across Spain.


Gestamp records H1 net income loss of EUR120m

31 Jul 2020 | Simon Warburton

Gestamp has posted a first half net income loss of EUR120m (US$142m), while the Spanish supplier adds activity levels at practically all its plants "plummeted" during the second quarter.


Grupo Antolin teams with AED Engineering

30 Jul 2020 | Simon Warburton

Grupo Antolin is partnering with German integrated electronics provider, AED Engineering.



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