SEAT S.A is pressing forward with plans to build a battery cell assembly plant in Martorell, Spain.
The plans were revealed earlier this week by SEAT S.A. President Wayne Griffiths, who revealed that the company will be investing 300 million euros to build the facility.
“[Today] is a very important day,” Griffiths said. “We are taking another step forward in our electrification plan.
“SEAT S.A. has applied to the new Battery PERTE VEC, with a project to build a battery cell assembly plant right here in Martorell. This project will ensure more than 400 direct jobs and more than 100 indirect jobs.”
SEAT S.A. is the only company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets cars in Spain. A member of the Volkswagen Group, the multinational has its headquarters in Martorell (Barcelona) and sells vehicles under the CUPRA and SEAT brands.
The company is playing a leading role in turning Spain into an EV hub in Europe. Through the Future: Fast Forward project, SEAT S.A., the Volkswagen Group and their partners are investing 10 billion euros into the electrification of the country.
Griffiths added: “Construction will begin in the coming weeks and is scheduled for completion in 2025. This facility is fundamental for our company and will also provide the impulse to obtain a second platform in Martorell.
“This is a key moment for our industry. SEAT S.A. and the Volkswagen Group are committing major resources to achieving sustainable mobility. And to continue advancing our ambition to turn Spain into a hub for electric mobility in Europe.
“I want to thank all the people who are working to make this possible: public administrations, trade unions and our employees and partners, because, together, we are putting Spain on electric wheels.”