SEAT: Technology to Enjoy

Founded in 1950 and part of the Volkswagen Group since 1986, today SEAT is represented in 76 countries. Headquartered in Martorell and with production sites in Barcelona and Prat del Llobregat, SEAT is Spain’s largest automaker and the country’s most important employer. SEAT delivered over 355,000 vehicles worldwide in 2013, extending its positive development curve. 80 % of these vehicles were exported. The plant in Martorell employs 14,000 people and is one of the most flexible and efficient production facilities in the automotive industry. In 2013 this helped SEAT to win the prestigious Automotive Lean Production Award presented by the trade journal “Automobil Produktion”. With a line-up of 27 different models, the Spanish brand covers a broad spectrum of individual mobility needs – from the Mii sub-compact urban car via the compact Leon to the Alhambra MPV. SEAT brings together technology and enjoyment, and offers customers an exciting proposition with its emotional design, top-class quality and flawless engineering.

Efficiency and Innovation

SEAT offers customers a range of high-quality products which blend outstanding design and sporting character with advanced safety measures and comfort features. 60 % of SEAT vehicles produced for the EU-28 market have CO2 emissions of under 120 g/km. Investment in research and development activities such as in the Cenit Verde project – a public-private partnership focusing on the introduction of electric mobility – has enabled substantial progress in a number of different areas. Effective environmental protection is an important factor in the product life cycle of every car: from the selection of materials and the responsible production methods employed to the use of technologies that promote resource-efficient motoring.

Commitment to the Environment Plays a Key Strategic Role

One of SEAT’s core activities is protecting the environment, and the SEAT al Sol project underlines the company’s commitment to environmental conservation. The rooftop solar park at the Martorell plant – the automotive industry’s largest solar power plant worldwide – generates an annual 15 million kWh of power.