Seat invests 57 million euros in its factory in Barcelona
Seat has invested 57 million euros in a new metal press and two new hot stamping lines for its factory in Barcelona.
The inauguration of these facilities took place Sunday on the occasion of “BCN Day”, an event which was attended by 3,000 people including employees, friends and family members.
The new rotary will boost the productivity of this metal press thanks to greater automation and manufacturing speed, as well as an advanced robot system. And two new hot stamping lines that will also help increase efficiency, speed and precision in the production process.
The Seat factory located in Barcelona began operating in 1953 with the production of the brand’s initial models. In 1993, vehicle production was shifted to the Martorell factory, and since then the Barcelona facilities have been producing stamped parts such as doors, roofs, mudguards and cross bars.
In 2018 alone, more than 52 million parts were made for Seat, for different Volkswagen Group brands that were exported to 22 factories located in six countries.