The automotive sector is a strategic branch of the European economy and has become one of the fundamental pillars of Spanish industry. The Plafesa Group cannot ignore this phenomenon and therefore has a clear commitment to a strong presence in the sector.
Spain also began to position itself in the sector due to the fact that leading foreign companies were visiting Spain to establish themselves, both because of labour costs and the existence of qualified labour and its geographical location.
Since then Spain has seen major economic and industrial growth that has been very beneficial for Spanish industry, making Spain one of the leading global countries in the sector today.
Therefore, many of the leading global automobile manufacturers have production centres in Spain.
Statistics confirm the importance of the sector in Spain. Spain occupies second place in the production of vehicles in Europe and is twelfth in the world, being the leading European producer of industrial vehicles.
The strength of this sector is due to productivity, qualified labour, the modernisation of factories, major investment in R&D&I, the creation of technological centres and competitiveness in the components industry and ancillary industries.
It is in the latter where Plafesa plays an important role in this sector, where it provides the raw materials (steel) that are used for the manufacturing of vehicles. Plafesa has highly dynamic production plants that are continuously improving to adapt to meet the needs of the automotive industry, the main clients of our company.