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    SEAT restart plan includes huge programme of Covid-19 testing

    2020-04-23T15:53:00Z

    A planned production restart for Martorell from 27 April will be backed by an ambitious testing programme covering thousands of SEAT workers

  • Seat Relizane Algeria
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    AMS on Africa: Part 2 – Algeria thinks big

    2020-02-11T09:41:00Z

    Algeria has ambitions to be the Africa’s next major automotive manufacturing hub and the OEMs are lining up to make it happen

  • SEAT-begins-its-electric-offensive-by-introducing-the-Mii-Electric-on-its-inaugural-SEAT-on-Tour_03_HQ
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    Success for Seat

    2019-08-19T16:19:00Z

    Spain’s biggest exporter has turned its finances around and looks to have a bright future. Ian Henry reports

  • Luca de Meo, SEAT
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    Interview: Luca de Meo, CEO, SEAT

    2019-06-25T09:06:00Z

    Seat has a long history of making affordable and reliable cars, but how will the company continue to do so while also electrifying its line up? Michael Nash sits down with Luca de Meo to find out

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    SEAT Martorell paintshop

    2019-05-14T15:07:00Z

    SEAT Martorell produces the Ibiza, Arona, Leon and Audi A1. The plant has seen a substantial €23m investment to automate one of the lines in the paintshop and install a new colour booth for painting the two-tone bodies of the Arona and A1

  • SEAT Tarraco
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    Wolfsburg plant makes SEAT Tarraco

    2018-10-22T11:52:25Z

    Germany - Volkswagen's Wolfsburg plant has started making the SUV, which is based on the MQB platform. This marks the first time in 20 years that the facility will make a model without the VW badge, the last of which was the SEAT Arosa in 1998. "The car was completely ...

  • Audi A1 Martorell
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    SEAT plant starts Audi A1 production

    2018-10-16T10:30:17Z

    Spain - The compact car is now being made at the SEAT plant in Martorell, which is located about half an hour from Barcelona. It was previously made at Audi's plant in Brussels. "Over the last years, the Martorell plant with its highly qualified employees has produced our Audi Q3 ...

  • SEAT Algeria Ibiza Leon and Arona
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    SEAT starts assembling Arona and Leon

    2018-07-27T12:30:50Z

    Algeria - The Spanish OEM has started building the two models in the city of Relizane, Algeria, at a plant owned by the Volkswagen Group and Sovac. It already assembles the Ibiza here, but as SEAT vice president for marketing and sales Wayne Griffiths explained, localising Arona and Leon assembly ...

  • SEAT Relizane
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    SEAT to steer VW in North Africa

    2018-06-22T13:10:21Z

    Spain - The Spanish OEM will reportedly start coordinating the strategy of VW Group in the region as it hopes to decentralise its territorial structure and improve efficiency. The news comes soon after SEAT started making the Ibizia in Algeria. "The VW Group has trusted SEAT with being the lead ...

  • SEAT Martorell Plant
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    SEAT increases production at Martorell

    2018-04-30T11:26:42Z

    Spain - The number of cars made at the plant rose by 12.3% during the first quarter of 2018, reflecting the sales success of the Ibizia, Arona and Leon. As a result, the company is hiring an additional 250 people to work at the factory. "As our commercial and production ...

  • Christian Vollmer, SEAT
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    SEAT appoints new production head

    2018-03-05T14:33:58Z

    Spain - The OEM has made Christian Vollmer its new Vice President for production and logistics. He was previously the technical executive Vice President of Saic Volkswagen - a joint venture that was formed by the two companies back in 1984, and which now operates one of the largest vehicle ...

  • Seat Martorell Ibiza production
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    SEAT Martorell plant celebrates birthday

    2018-02-22T12:06:56Z

    Spain - The Spanish OEM has been producing vehicles at its Martorell factory, which is located North West of Barcelona, since 1993. Around 10 million units featuring 39 different models have been made at the plant. “Martorell is synonymous with progress and growth," commented SEAT's President Luca de Meo. "The ...

  • Industry 4.0 training, Seat Martorell
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    Seat launches 4.0 training programme

    2017-06-14T12:21:44Z

    Spain – The OEM says that personnel will interact with some of the tools and technology that will become common in production processes in the near future and are already being introduced, including virtual reality, collaborative robots, 3D printing and augmented reality. Of 2,000 employees registered for training, 1,200 have ...

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    Seat surpasses environmental targets

    2017-06-06T03:07:45Z

    Spain – The vehicle-maker stated that by the end of last year it had seen an improvement of 33.6% across five key indicators of environmental performance – energy and water consumption, waste, volatile organic compounds and CO2 – and therefore reached its target of 25% by 2018 two years early. ...

  • Steve Catlin
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    Seat announces top appointments

    2016-02-18T10:28:34Z

    UK – Steve Catlin becomes head of Sales Operations, Ben Fish is now head of Planning and Supply and Andrew Tracey takes over as head of Marketing, within the region. Catlin moves from his current role as head of Group Fleet Services at Volkswagen UK, having joined the Group last ...

  • Dietmar Voggenreiter
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    Seat and Audi appointments announced

    2015-10-08T16:31:04Z

    Germany – Luca de Meo will take over as CEO at Seat and Dietmar Voggenreiter will replace him as board of management member for Sales and Marketing at Audi. The appointments will be effective from November 1. Described by Audi chairman Rupert Stadler as “the voice of our Italian ...

  • SEAT chairman Jurgen Stackmann
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    Seat confirms it will produce its first ever SUV

    2014-03-27T15:16:33Z

    Spain – Seat says it has been working on the design and development of the compact SUV model at its Martorell facility for almost two years. The new model is planned to come to market in 2016. Seat chairman Jürgen Stackmann commented. “The SUV is an important pillar in ...

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    Seat monta carros

    2013-07-02T17:32:36Z

    Peças de reposição logística cruciais para Seat na Rússia Por Vladislav Vorotnikov Montadora espanhola Seat, que faz parte do Grupo Volkswagen, poderia começar a construir carros na Rússia nos próximos três anos, mas necessita de uma forte estratégia de logística de peças de reposição para manter o ...

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    Stackmann new chairman of SEAT

    2013-05-01T15:51:59Z

    Spain/Germany – Jürgen Stackmann replaces James Muir as chairman of SEAT. Muir will assume a senior management function within the Volkswagen Group. Stackmann held senior posts at Ford before joining the Volkswagen Group in 2010, initially holding responsibility for sales and marketing at Skoda. www.seat.com