2021 : Spain will allocate 10 billion euros to its automotive industry to modernize it, this in order to develop connectivity with electric vehicles.


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Reyes Maroto, Minister of Industry, announced that the government will allocate 10 billion euros to the automotive industry, ie, 14% of European Next Generation EU funds. This in order to carry out a modernization that would take 10 years in 3 years.

Spain is the second largest car manufacturer in Europe, behind Germany

  Spain Foundry Congress 2022
Jornada FUNDICION Bilbao 2022
22 Sept. 2022 - Bilbao
Stand Euro 390

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SPAIN N° 1 in 2022 : Brussels raise the growth forecast for Spain's gross domestic product (GDP) to 6,3% in 2022: the most important growth in Europe.


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New Investment 1 Billion euros in Spain
QEV Technologies, BTECH and Ronn Motor Group plan an investment of 1,000 million euros in the next 5 years for the development of electrical products for vehicles, buses and trucks. The project includes the production of Nissan lines, such as the e-NV200, under a new brand name, and would also host other leading projects with HispanoSuiza, Lupa, Voltia, EBRO (Ecopower), Inzile, Volta, Quantron, APPLUS Laboratorios, CANDLE Mobility, W-CARBON… The project includes more than 4,000 direct jobs and nearly 10,000 indirect jobs through a wide network of suppliers.


  Spain Heat Treatment Congress 2022
Jornada Tratamientos Térmicos 2022 Bilbao
21 Sept. 2022 - Bilbao
Stand Euro 390

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The associated companies in the Basque Aerospace Cluster invested 5.4% of their turnover in R + D + i (102 million euros) in 2020, a considerable magnitude -in the most difficult year - to ensure their competitiveness in technological advances for a more sustainable future. In the last decade, the effort of companies in R & D & I totals 1,596 million euros.


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Reyes Maroto, Minister of Industry, announced that the government will allocate 10 billion euros to the automotive industry, ie, 14% of European Next Generation EU funds. This in order to carry out a modernization that would take 10 years in 3 years.

Spain is the second largest car manufacturer in Europe, behind Germany


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  Spain Foundry Congress 2022
Jornada FUNDICION Bilbao 2022
22 Sept. 2022 - Bilbao
Stand Euro 390

Alstom : new contract 1.4 billion euros in Spain
The contract to supply Renfe, the operator of the Spanish railways, with 152 high-capacity trains from its X'Trapolis suburban train range
The contract also provides for the maintenance of 56 of these trains for a period of 15 years and the supply of parts for the fleet, as well as the initial stock of spare parts and their tools. Each train will be able to accommodate more than 900 passengers.


  Spain Heat Treatment Congress 2022
Jornada Tratamientos Térmicos 2022 Bilbao
21 Sept. 2022 - Bilbao
Stand Euro 390


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Alu Iberica choose Hycast : €9.7 million contract

Hycast AS, a fully owned subsidiary of Hydro, is entering into a €9.7 million contract with Alu Iberica to provide casthouse technology for two aluminium plants in northern Spain.

The agreement includes design and supply of equipment for casting extrusion ingots based on recycled aluminium.




9.1% of Spanish companies have improved their machinery in 2020

Galicia presents very high percentages of modernization, both of its machinery (14.2%) and of its facilities (23.5%). In addition to Galicia, the processes for improving the productive capacities of machinery occur with special intensity in Navarra (24.6%), Balearic Islands (23%), Basque Country (15.6%) Valencian Community (15.2%) ) and Asturias (14.4%). In the case of facilities, Cantabria (23.4), Asturias (11.9%) and Murcia (11.9%) stand out. By sectors, the renewal of productive capacities has been more intense in the manufacturing industry, followed by services.


  Spain Foundry Congress 2021
Jornada FUNDICION Bilbao 2021
23 Sept. 2021 - Bilbao
Stand Euro 390



SPAIN is an important investor in Mexico : see info here



  Spain Heat Treatment Congress 2022
Jornada Tratamientos Térmicos 2022 Bilbao
21 Sept. 2022 - Bilbao
Stand Euro 390


Fagor Ederlan Tafalla foundry upgrades Compacted Graphite Iron production capability

The Fagor Ederlan Group has ordered a capacity and functionality upgrade of the SinterCast Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI) process control system at its foundry in Tafalla, Spain. The order specifies an upgrade from the initial System 2000 installation to the full System 3000 standard in order to support intensified product development of commercial vehicle and industrial power engine components. The System 3000 has been installed and initial CGI prototype production is underway.

“Following our last investment of more than EUR 40 million in new melting and moulding facilities, we have positioned ourselves with the metallurgical flexibility and dimensional capability to fully realise the potential benefits of Compacted Graphite Iron” said Mr. Ignacio Ainzua, Engineering Director of Fagor Ederlan Tafalla S. Coop. “With the upgrade to the full SinterCast System 3000 standard, we look forward to supporting the CGI product development and series production needs of our customers.”



Valeo expects automakers to gradually recover before the end of April in Europe

and the end of April / beginning of May in North America.

Valeo expects sales in China to return to 2019 levels in the second quarter.

Valeo with a fall of 8% of its turnover in the first quarter to 4,488 million euros.


  Spain Foundry Congress 2022
Jornada FUNDICION Bilbao 2022
22 Sept. 2022 - Bilbao
Stand Euro 390





  Spain Heat Treatment Congress 2021
Jornada Tratamientos Térmicos 2021 Bilbao
22 Sept. 2021 - Bilbao
Stand Euro 390

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Air Liquide reports revenue of 5,370 million euros for the first quarter of 2020,
showing comparable growth of +0.6%


GRUPO INDUSTRIAL RIESGO announced a 5 YEARS investment of 250 Million euro in Alu Ibérica

The new owner, GRUPO INDUSTRIAL RIESGO, will immediately invest 20 MILLION EUROS to improve existing equipment in the two Spanish plants of and

The two plants in Spain have restarted aluminum production April 13th, following a strict prevention protocol and minimizing the number of personnel in the factories.

Alu Ibérica is a Spanish manufacturer of billets and aluminum ingots and electrometallurgical paste products, currently focused on the Iberian peninsula market but with a clear exporting vocation.
It has two plants, in A Coruña and Avilés, which have been in operation for 60 years, and was acquired from Alcoa by the Swiss investor PARTER Capital Group AG, on July 31.

Alu Ibérica currently manufactures secondary (recycling) aluminum with a capacity of 140,000 mt / year today.
It maintains 328 employees in A Coruña, 168 of which in electrolysis operations, and 286 employees in Avilés, of whom 155 also in such operations. More info in the next magazine FUNDIDORES www.metalspain.com/FUNDIDORES-Foundry.html


  Spain Foundry Congress 2022
Jornada FUNDICION Bilbao 2022
22 Sept. 2022 - Bilbao
Stand Euro 390

The car industry invests more Spain
Investment in Spain grew 42% in 2018, according to the Spanish Association of Automobile and Truck Manufacturers (Anfac).

The automobile industry invested more than 3,000 million euros, a figure that exceeds 50% the average of the previous five years.
In total, in the last six years, the sector has invested more than 13,000 million euros in Spain.
The car companies billed 66.550 million euros with 93,500 employees.

The 2019 main investor country in Spain is Mexico (26,408 million euros)

 

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  Spain Heat Treatment Congress 2022
Jornada Tratamientos Térmicos 2022 Bilbao
21 Sept. 2022 - Bilbao
Stand Euro 390

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Chinese investment increased 800% in Spain, 2014 - 2018

The Chinese investment in Spain is of 15,7 Billion dollars between 2014 and 2018, which has meant an increase of more than 800% with respect to the previous period - between 2009 and 2013 (Source Solunion).


Ford is investing $879.67 m in Spain
Ford is investing $879.67 m in Spain to expand its plant in Almussafes, Spain by 2020 to produce the new Kugamodel.




  Spain Foundry Congress 2021
Jornada FUNDICION Bilbao 2021
23 Sept. 2021 - Bilbao
Stand Euro 390


Renault is investing $684m in Spain
Renault is investing $684m in Spain at its plant in Valladolid.The expansion project is expected to be finished by 2020,includes building a new caranda new engine.

PSA Group
The PSA Group announced a new plan, called SmartMAD2021,which will be endowed with an investment of €144 million euros for its production center in the Villaverde district in Madrid. This investment is part of the French group's commitment to upgrading its plants by introducing 4.0 Technologies.


  Spain Heat Treatment Congress 2021
Jornada Tratamientos Térmicos 2021 Bilbao
22 Sept. 2021 - Bilbao
Stand Euro 390

ITP Aero begins the construction of its new plant in Vizcaya, Spain.
The growing demand for "externals", the components that are used in the coating of aeronautical engines, has led the Spanish company ITP Aero, of the Rolls-Royce group, to build a new factory for the design and manufacture of these elements.
Ninth company in its sector for worldwide sales and one of the top one hundred in the global aviation industry, ITP has more than 3,500 employees in its plants in Spain, the United Kingdom, Malta, the United States, India and Mexico.
The new plant, which will invest 14.2 million euros, will open next spring at the Scientific and Technological Park of Vizcaya, in the town of Derio. This location is very close to Zamudio, where the company has its headquarters. More info in next edition of magazines metalspain.com


FDI in figures
Spain has the sixth highest accumulated amount of FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) and is the sixth largest investor in the EU.
In 2016, flows to Spain increased by almost 50%, reaching USD 16,800 million (USD 11,900 million in 2015). In addition, Spain has strong outward flows of FDI, estimated at USD 41,790 million.
Among the strong points of Spain to attract FDI is its proximity to Latin America, where several Spanish multinationals . (Source bank SANTANDER)


RENAULT, PEUGEOT-CITROËN, NISSAN, IRIZAR are already manufacturing 5 full electric powered and hybrid vehicles in Spain.
Spanish Plants assembling 12 models with alternative energies propulsion (Gas, Hydrogen, electric)
Ford launched the new MONDEO Hybrid in the Spanish Plant of Almussafes.
AUTO-PARTS companies with plants in Spain advanced suppliers of components and systems for electric and hybrid vehicles.












  Spain Heat Treatment Congress 2021
Jornada Tratamientos Térmicos 2021 Bilbao
22 Sept. 2021 - Bilbao
Stand Euro 390





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