Under the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the industry intends to rebound due to funds allocated by Brussels, especially in the production of electric vehicles.
King Felipe VI of Spain (Felipe VI), President of the Government Pedro Sanchez (Pedro Sanchez), Ambassador of France, Minister of Industry of Spain, Jean Michel Casa (Reyes Maroto)…It will be 2021 3 On the 23rd, the distribution of the least flower and grain, the Renault plant in Palencia, Castile-Leon (northwest), demonstrated the French Automobile Group’s 2021-2024 plan- “The most ambitious in the history of Renault in Spain”, In the words of General Manager Luca de Meo.
Between 2022 and 2024, five new hybrid vehicles will be commissioned to factories in Palencia and Valladolid (northwest), two of which have new transmissions manufactured in Seville (south) And created a thousand jobs, which must be added directly to the 15,000 jobs and the 100,000 indirect jobs created by the French group in the country. The local authorities warmly welcomed the decision to make the kingdom a “The Group’s Main Electrification Hub”.
For the automotive industry (10% of Spain’s GDP), this is also a sign of confidence in complex circumstances. In addition to the 19.6% decline in production in 2020 related to the Covid-19 pandemic, another heavy blow was added: the announcement of the closure of the Nissan plant in Catalonia, which must take effect in December 2021. There are about 2500 direct jobs and the province of Barcelona involves nearly 20,000 indirect jobs…
Not to mention the 630 job cuts announced by Ford at the Almussafes plant near Valence (south), which employs 7,000 workers, and has closed three Bosch and Continental equipment manufacturers in Catalonia, one of which is dedicated The production of brake mechanisms has been closed. Moved to Poland.
“If we ignore Nissan’s departure, and we are working with the Nissan Catalan and Spanish governments to find industrial buyers, then the car manufacturers are still doing well”, Let Jordi Carmona, the representative of the automobile department of the Federation of Trade Unions feel relatively at ease. He recalled that before the health crisis, “She is even prosperous.” “Manufacturers believe that their Spanish factories can lead the transformation of electric and hydrogen vehicles.”