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SNAPSHOT - AGVs in manufacturing at SEAT's Martorell plant

11 Jan 2018 | Dave Leggett

Volkswagen Group brand SEAT has released details of its intelligent robots' operations at its Martorell, Spain, manufacturing plant.

Can SEAT top 500,000 sales in 2018 with new Ibiza?

11 Jan 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Volkswagen recently said that it had produced 14 million Polos since the first model was introduced in 1975. SEAT, an infinitely smaller company, introduced its similarly sized Ibiza in 1984. As it ramps up production of the fifth generation model, the total built at Martorell has just reached 5.6 million. The new car is more than good enough to push that total above 6 million within four years, maybe even three.

ANALYSIS - Future EVs and SUVs will transform SEAT

13 Dec 2017 | Glenn Brooks

This year, SEAT has finally pleased its paymasters in Wolfsburg. The company might not yet be exactly awash with cash, but the black ink is at last flowing. The Volkswagen Group's belief that its Spanish outpost could be turned around saw the Germans injecting much money and goodwill into SEAT. Crucially, it was put to good use in the form of adding SUVs. More models are on the way.

Ford fields highest tech Fiesta ever

29 Jun 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Nothing like kicking off with a bold claim - Ford reckons the redesigned Fiesta is "the most technologically advanced small car on sale in Europe".

ANALYSIS - updated Leon and future SEAT models

8 May 2017 | Glenn Brooks

April was a great month for SEAT, with double digit percentage rises in the brand's top three markets of Spain, Germany and Britain. The Ibiza and Ateca were part of the reason for a surge to 41,400 SEAT registrations. So too was an updated Leon, deliveries of which are now gathering pace in all European countries.

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Seat sales growth continued in February

8 Mar 2018 | Dave Leggett

The VW Group owned Seat brand says it delivered 39,900 vehicles in February, 25.9% more than in the same month of 2017. In the first two months of 2018, SEAT sold 78,800 cars (+23.1%).

Gestamp posts 2017 net income up 8.3% to EUR240m

27 Feb 2018 | Simon Warburton

Gestamp has recorded full-year 2017 net income up 8.3% to EUR240m (US$296m), with revenue increasing 8.6% to EUR8.2bn.

SEAT announces CUPRA as standalone brand

23 Feb 2018 | Dave Leggett

VW Group-owned SEAT has announced the launch of CUPRA as a standalone brand - 'a new brand with its own distinct identity'. The announcement was made at an event in Barcelona, where the new brand’s first model was revealed, the CUPRA Ateca.

SEAT 'votes' for Tarraco name for new SUV

20 Feb 2018 | Dave Leggett

VW Group-owned SEAT says that more than 146,000 people participated in a vote to select the name Tarraco - the preferred choice with over 35% of the votes received - for a new seven-seat SUV.

SEAT joins the AED for 'executive development'

19 Feb 2018 | Dave Leggett

VW Group brand SEAT has signed a collaboration agreement with the Spanish Directors’ Association (AED) and becomes a part of the Association’s corporate member programme, whose aim is to collaborate with companies with the 'shared goal of contributing to executives’ individual and collective development'.

PSA Zaragoza plant to build Opel/Vauxhall Corsa

15 Feb 2018 | Dave Leggett

Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller has announced that the next generation of the Opel/Vauxhall Corsa will be produced exclusively in Zaragoza from 2019.

SEAT and Orange sign connected car agreement

9 Feb 2018 | Simon Warburton

Seat and Orange Spain have inked a deal to promote advances in the development and use of the connected car.

Gestamp appoints Miguel Escrig as finance director

9 Feb 2018 | Simon Warburton

Gestamp has appointed Miguel Escrig as finance director, replacing Francisco López Peña, who held the position since 2008 and was made CEO of the supplier last December.

Seat turns Martorell agency jobs to open-ended contracts

6 Feb 2018 | Simon Warburton

Seat is to hire 115 new employees on an open-ended basis at its Spanish Martorell factory after they were originally employed on agency contracts, joining the automaker on 5 February.

Opel agrees Zaragoza deal with unions

30 Jan 2018 | Graeme Roberts

PSA's Opel and Spanish unions have reached an agreement on worker conditions at the former GM-owned Corsa plant at Figueruelas, Aragon, near Zaragoza.

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