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July 2019 | Exhibitions

Autoparts From Spain was present at the 1st edition of Automotive Meetings Madrid

On 26th and 27th of June, the first edition of Automotive Meetings Madrid, an international event aimed at the automotive supply chain, took place in the Spanish capital, with the participation of 203 companies from 19 countries.

Some of these companies belong to our platform Autoparts from Spain, such as Talleres Orán, Gestamp or Grupo Antolin.

Automitive Meetings is the first event of B2B meetings arranged in Spain, with the objective of boosting the relations among the different operators of the international supply chain. The event was hosted by ABE,  Advanced Business Events, in colaboration with SERNAUTO, the Spanish Association of Automotive Suppliers. 

Among the participating companies, were vehicle manufacturers such as Renault, Seat, Ford, GM, Land Rover,  Jaguar Spain or Iveco, as well as suppliers from different levels in the supply chain, such as Continental Engineering Services, Faurecia, Fujikura Automotive Europe, Gonvarri, Indra, Kate, LLC, Magna Powertrain, Mann+Hummel Iberica, Microsoft, Muelles y Ballestas Hispano-Alemanas (MBHA), Siemens,SMP Automotive Technology Iberica, Sunsundegui, Telefónica or Yazaki.

Automotive Meetings is already arranged with success in other markets sucha as Mexico, USA or Turkey, and now the event hosts have chosen Spain as base for de arrangement of the event in Europe due to several reasons

  1. Spain is the 2nd biggest automotive manufacturer in Europs, an the 9th at an international level
  2. 1st European manufacturer of industrial vehicles
  3. The main automotive brands are set up in Spain
  4. There are 17 manufacturing plants set up in Spanish territory.
  5. There are 1,000 equipment and components manufacturers in the supply chain of the industry
  6. 83% of the vehicles made in Spain are exported over 100 countries


Some quotes from some participants in the event

The Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism in Spain, Reyes Maroto, highlighted the fact that “we want  to turn Spain into a platform for investment and development of the technologies linked to the electric vehicle, at a meeting point of the main players in the mobility of the future.”
 

Jordi Llidó, partner of Deloitte, highlighted the role wich Spain plays in the global automotive market, as well as the great challenges that lie ahead.

María Helena Antolin, chairwoman of SERNAUTO,  highlighted the fact that “for some decades, the Spanish automotive equipment and components industry is a worldwide leader in terms of innovation, technology, experience and quality. Our  companies offer a wide range of technologically advanced products with high safety and quality standards at competitive prices.”
 

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