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SEAT saves 12.6 million euros thanks to the Ideas for Improvement programme

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SEAT employees put forward their suggestions for optimising processes, and in so doing, contributed their vision for making the company more efficient. Nearly half of the proposals deserved a prize for their originality, implementation capacity or benefit to the company. In total, SEAT gave 2,123,000 euros in prize money to its workers for their contributions made in ten categories: Product, Facilities, Ergonomics, Energy Savings, Easy Ideas, Process Improvement, Quality, Environment and Innovation. Highlights among the most original ideas a... Read More »

SEAT and Grupo Sesé debut the duo trailer, the longest, most efficient truck driving on European roads

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The duo trailer features two 13.60 metre long trailers pulled by a truck with a Scania cab, a Volkswagen Group brand, a total length of 31.70 metres and a maximum payload capacity of 70 tonnes. In total, it enables a reduction in CO2 emissions of 20% per road journey and a 25% decrease in the logistics costs of transporting components, figures that these tests intend to verify. Designed for travelling on high capacity roads, the duo trailer will also lower the number of trucks that travel on conventional roads, which is where the highest number... Read More »

SEAT has decreased its environmental impact by 35.5%

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The company is carrying out projects framed within the Ecomotive Factory initiative, a part of SEAT’s PQT strategy (Production, Quality and Team), which was designed to improve productivity and quality at the Martorell, Barcelona and SEAT Componentes facilities and address the future challenges of the automotive sector, With this goal, SEAT aimed to reduce its environmental impact by 25% during the 2011-2018 period. This goal was achieved a full two years in advance, and now the carmaker’s objective is a 50% reduction by the year 2025. Compa... Read More »

SEAT, IrsiCaixa, Hospital Clínic, Harvard University and ITAE present their first joint scientific study

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For the first time ever, four entities the likes of SEAT, IrsiCaixa, Barcelona’s Hospital Clínic, ITAE and scientists from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, have joined forces to conduct a world pioneer scientific study. Leading European and world scientific and medical experts such as Dr. Patricia Such, Dr. Bonaventura Clotet, Dr. Ramon Estruch and Dr. Mercedes Sotos-Prieto have presented today in Barcelona the results of a retrospective study spanning the past 20 years with a universal sampling of 30,000 employees. On the b... Read More »

Luca de Meo: “SEAT will develop CNG technology for the Volkswagen Group”

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During his keynote speech, Luca de Meo explained the Spanish industry’s ability to innovate and adapt to new challenges, such as mobility in urban centres and the emergence in the use of renewable energies. Precisely on this subject, de Meo affirmed that “vehicular natural gas has great business potential both for the automotive industry and for the gas industry itself.” SEAT has positioned itself as the brand of reference in the Volkswagen Group’s Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) strategy. In this sense, the President of SEAT announced that the... Read More »

SEAT certified as Top Employer for the fourth year in a row

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The international analysis performed annually by Top Employers Institute makes an in-depth probe of more than 600 practices in several fields, including talent strategy, workforce planning, training and career development, promotion plans and remuneration and benefits policies, among others. Companies that participate in the certification process must pass a stringent analytical process and achieve the required levels. According to the organisation, the process has confirmed SEAT’s excellent conditions yet another year, and with an even higher ... Read More »

SEAT is a Healthy Workplace

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One highlight among its many innovations is that the centre will provide the company's over 3,000 female employees with annual screenings for the early detection of breast and cervical cancer, thus becoming the only carmaker in Spain to feature this kind of in-company medical test. At the same time, it will have an innovative biomechanical laboratory, taking it another step toward the so-called Industry 4.0, applying the latest technology in the ergonomic design of work places and monitoring of musculoskeletal disorders. Carlos Esteban AENOR... Read More »

SEAT generates the highest revenue in its history with nearly 6,500 million euros

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Fierce market competition in Western Europe (SEAT’s largest trading region), driven by the challenging economic difficulties in the region, resulted in diminished revenue per unit, one of the key factors of an operating result -217 million euros in 2013 compared to -134 million in the previous year*. The operating result was also affected by higher personnel and restructuring costs and an increase in amortizations due to the launch of new models. SEAT has made enormous investment efforts over the past five years in order to guarantee its fut... Read More »

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