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CAF wıns “Manufacturer of the Year” at Global Light Rail Awards

CAF has won the coveted internationally acclaimed “Manufacturer of the Year” at the prestigious Global Light Rail Awards held earlier this week in London. Recently CAF has successfully delivered new trams to Birmingham, UK; Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Saint-Etienne, France; …

Michelin to invest €80 million in its Vitoria factory

The multinational Michelin is to invest 80 million euros between 2017 and 2019 at its facilities in Vitoria to install new rubber mixture manufacturing lines, which will raise its production by 20%, and also install automated warehouses. The initiative, part of the …

Arrival of Viralgen Virtual Core gives biosciences sector a big boost

Almost 10 million euros will be invested in this production centre, to be installed in Donostia, which will create 50 highly-qualified jobs. It is the first facility in Europe to develop viral vectors used in gene therapy. The fact that Viralgen Virtual Core has …

Mercedes to invest €34M to produce new vans at its Vitoria plant

A total of 1,350 new employees will have joined the workforce of the Mercedes-Benz plant in Vitoria in the space of one year The Mercedes-Benz Daimler Group has expanded its van production plans for the plant in Vitoria. In addition to the electric Vito production …

Smurfit intends to increase Iurreta plant production by 10%

Smurfit Kappa Nervión has made investments for an amount in excess of 50 million euros The Smurfit Kappa Nervión plant in Iurreta (Biscay/Bizkaia) aims to increase its production 10% and reach 160,000 tonnes of paper per year. The Biscayan plant, which also produces …

Multinational GKN Driveline rewards the work of its Zumaia factory

The multinational GKN Driveline, with 26,000 employees distributed throughout 46 plants and that invoices 1,004 million euros each year, has distinguished its factory in Zumaia and rewarded the good work of its 402 employees. The award ranks them as the best factory …

British firm Zegona becomes second largest shareholder in Euskaltel

The annual general meeting of Euskaltel shareholders has approved the purchase of the Asturian company Telecable from British investor fund Zegona Communications PLC, which will become the second largest shareholder in the company. The acquisition of Telecable is in …

Basque universities among the best at placing their students

The Basque Country occupies fourth place in the graduate job placement rankings, behind Catalonia, Aragon and the Balearic Islands. And, together with Madrid, these are the only ones ranked above the Spanish average. This is one of the data arising from the U-Ranking …

Bridgestone Hispania plans to invest 219 million euros

Bridgestone Hispania, the Spanish subsidiary of the Japanese multinational corporation, plans to invest 219 million euros in the three tyre factories it has in Spain: in the Basque Country, Burgos and Cantabria. The planned distribution of the investment is as …

The Basque Country hosts the global launch of the Siemens gas engine

Arantxa Tapia highlights the value of projects where R&D and energy efficiency go together, because they achieve cleaner, more efficient industry. The Basque Government Minister for Economic Development and Infrastructure, Arantxa Tapia, underlined the importance …

Mercedes-Benz Vitoria increases its annual output to 145,500 vehicles

The success that vehicles coming off the assembly line of the Mercedes-Benz plant in Vitoria are having in the market, especially internationally, has led to a change in operational planning for this year. The new production figure used by the management of the car …

Anglo-South African fund buys transport group San José López

The Anglo-South African investment fund Investec Asset Management has acquired 100% of the San José López group (JLS), one of the major carriers operating between Morocco and Spain, whose headquarters is in Oiartzun. The group has pointed out that this operation will …

Orange allocates €104M to deploy 4G and fibre in the Basque Country

Orange España has assigned 104 million euros up to last year to extend its telecommunications networks and boost digital and business development in the Basque Country. The company has created about 800 direct and indirect jobs in this Community, including those …

Specialization and diversification help Pixel Sistemas to grow

The Basque company Pixel Sistemas, located in Elgoibar (Gipuzkoa), ended 2016 by increasing its business 26% through a portfolio of more than 1,000 customers in different sectors, providing them with industrial software and additive manufacturing solutions to move …

Rosa Garcia appointed Chairwoman of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

The Board of Directors of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, the company arising out of the merger of Gamesa with Siemens Wind Power, has appointed Rosa María García as Chairwoman and formed a new Appointments and Remunerations Committee, which will begin the search for …

Bombardier Trápaga to manage delivery of 27 trains to Kuala Lumpur

The Bombardier factory in Trapagaran (Bizkaia) will manage the project and customer service, during the guarantee phase, for delivery of 27 driverless trains for the Kelana Jaya Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. Bombardier and its …

Strata and Aciturri sign an agreement to explore collaboration

The aeronautics company Aciturri and the United Arab Emirates company Strata have signed an agreement to “explore” ways of collaboration that includes the possibility of creating new facilities abroad. Strata Manufacturing PJSC (Strata), an advanced composite …

ITP increased its turnover by 9.9%, reaching 780 million euros

The Basque aerospace firm ITP achieved turnover of 780 million euros last year, an increase of 9.9% compared to 2015. The Commercial Aviation segment saw a 20.5% increase in activity, while Defence activity remained in line with 2015 and In Service Support recorded a …

Xilinx creates programmable security devices

The company Xilinx, world leader in microelectronics, has developed, along with the Basque IK4-Ikerlan technology centre, a programmable chip-based solution for high security applications, reports local business journal Empresa XXI. The usefulness of this device has …

Antec stands at the forefront of world technology

Biscayan company Antec, together with the Basque technology centre Tecnalia, has won a contract to develop a new double opening magnet to increase the luminosity of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), reports …

An innovative battery will improve nanosatellite services

1 April, 2017 An innovative battery, developed by CIC energiGUNE in conjunction with Tecnalia and the companies Gencoa and Nanospace, will help to improve the services offered by nanosatellites, reports local business journal Empresa XXI. The initiative, which is part …

Bilbao, among the world’s best cities at taking advantage of talent

A study by Adecco, INSEAD business school and the Human Capital Leadership Institute, presented in Davos this Monday, places Bilbao among the best cities in the world at managing talent. For the first time, the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) includes a …

Siemens says it has plans to grow in the Basque Country

German company Siemens maintains its growth plans in the Basque Country, and the merger of its wind power division with Gamesa has not altered the planned strategy, according to Rosa Garcia, CEO & President of Siemens Spain. The head of the German firm in the …

The Basque Country, among the most advanced regions in the world

The Basque Country occupies 81st place in GDP per inhabitant, among a total of 330 regions in the OECD, according to a report by the Basque Government’s Department of Economy and Planning. As a result, it forms part of the 5.4% of the world population that lives in …

Basque technology to transform industrial manufacturing in Europe

IK4-IDEKO is participating in several projects within the European H2020 programme of support for innovation. The Basque technology centre IK4-IDEKO, specialising in the research and development of technologies applied to industrial manufacturing, has attracted 2.6 …

Xilinx creates programmable security devices

The company Xilinx, world leader in microelectronics, has developed, along with the Basque IK4-Ikerlan technology centre, a programmable chip-based solution for high security applications, reports local business journal Empresa XXI ….

Decidata sees the Bind 4.0 programme as an opportunity

Gonzalo Artiach and Iñaki Pertusa, Decidata partners. The Basque startup is working with Euskaltel in the field of data analytics The Basque company Decidata, which specialises in advanced analytics and data visualisation, …

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