Technology to enjoy

Photo: Seat Ibiza (SC)
SEAT Ibiza (SC) 1.0-1.8 MPI/TSI/Eco (TSI/TDI Start&Stop) (Ecomotive) – fuel consumption in l/100 km: urban 7.8-4.1 / extra-urban 5.3-3.3 / combined 6.2-3.6; CO2 emissions in g/km: 145-93 (combined); CO2 efficiency class: D-A

Founded in 1950 and part of the Volkswagen Group since 1986, SEAT now has a presence in 76 countries. Headquartered in Martorell, and with production sites in Martorell, Barcelona and El Prat del Llobregat, SEAT is Spain’s largest automaker and one of the country’s most important employers. In 2014, SEAT continued to show very positive performance, delivering over 390,000 vehicles worldwide. Exports accounted for 83% of this figure. The SEAT Group employs 14,000 people and is one of the most flexible and efficient companies in the automotive industry. In 2013, this helped SEAT 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 through the Leon compact to the Alhambra minivan. SEAT brings together technology and enjoyment, offering customers an exciting proposition based on emotional design, class-leading quality and flawless engineering. 

2015 Highlights

“In 2015 a total of € 13.5 million could be saved by the 'Ideas de Mejora' project.”

“Women in Management” Project – SEAT is committed to equality

Photo: Promociona

Initiatives to promote gender equality at SEAT included the company’s participation in the third season of the Women in Management Project. This program for increasing the number of women in executive management positions is supported by the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality and led by ESADE. It aims to improve women’s technical and leadership skills.

As part of the “Equality and Mediation” program, Spain’s Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality has developed a training program that is being coordinated by ESADE Business School. The program includes mentoring and 360-degree feedback methodologies and aims to make it easier for women to gain access to executive management and board-level positions.
SEAT takes the issue of equal opportunities very seriously. In 2015, two women from the company participated in the program, and another is planning to take part in 2016.

Stakeholder Dialog

The SEAT Risk Management department collaborated with IESE Business School to design a real-life case study for MBA students. Working on this exercise in groups, the students were required to develop an “external risk radar system” for monitoring global risks and opportunities (economic, societal, geopolitical, environmental and trend-related/innovation-related) that could potentially affect SEAT’s business in the long term.

The aim of the exercise was to increase students’ awareness of the benefits of an early risk-warning system. Such a system can help make a company more resilient, create new opportunities, help the company’s long-term sustainability and provide an innovative approach to monitoring relevant global trends.


Top Employer 2015

In 2015, SEAT Spain was awarded “Top Employers España 2015” certification – the only carmaker in Spain to receive the award.

Lean & Green Management Award 2015

SEAT’s Martorell plant won the Lean & Green Management Award 2015 in the Automotive OEM/Group category.