Growing abroad

There is no doubt that CATEC has become one of the most advanced technological centres in Spain and a reference in R&D in Europe, especially in areas such as drones and unmanned systems, robotics and industry 4.0, additive manufacturing (3D printing) or non-destructive inspection, which are already marking the present and future of the aerospace industry and other important productive sectors. And not because we say it, but the results that we have achieved throughout our 11 years of history and professional trajectory talk by themselves.

We announced some days ago a new milestone in the history of FADA-CATEC, and especially in our internationalization and growth process towards foreign markets. This is no other than the first project in the field of technological developments in 3D printing outside the European continent, thanks to the collaboration with the company INVAP Argentina, which means our leap crossing the ocean to Latin America, precisely in an area of great value such as components and parts manufacturing for satellites and launchers for the space sector.

In a year in which precisely the city of Seville is assuming and leading the presidency of the Community of Ariane Cities (CVA), and Andalusia is boosting its growth in the aeronautical sector reached in the last decade, we are convinced that this new CATEC project will contribute to show the high technological and industrial capacity that our industry has and to continue encouraging our companies to keep on on this good path, betting on R&D and high added value activities.

The latest figures for the year 2017 are again clear and consolidate Andalusia as a region that has not stopped growing in turnover, employment and exports in the aerospace sector, and that already faces the future with new challenges and illusions. The new strategic plan of the sector must be a key element in all this, and the base for the Andalusian aerospace sector to continue growing abroad, with the support of all the agents involved and with the R&D and the promotion of innovation as main allies. Only this way will strengthen our position as a of the fastest growing industries in the European and international level, and with better prospects for the coming years.

Joaquín Rodríguez Grau
Director of CATEC


CATEC, the best technological allied for the international aerospace companies at Le Bourget 2011

The centre will be boosted at the Paris air show as a researching place of excellence pioneer in Europe for the development of new technologies at the global aerospace industry’s service

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CATEC, the best technological allied for the international aerospace companies at Le Bourget 2011
The Centre for Advanced Aerospace Technologies (CATEC) will be boosted at the next edition of Le Bourget, the most important international aerospace air show in Europe, held from the 20th to the 26th of June in Paris (France), as the best technological allied for the International aerospace companies and a researching place of excellence Pioneer in Europe for the development of new Technologies at the global industry’s service.
CATEC will be presented at the informative stand of the Andalusian aeronautical delegation at the air show with the objective of showing its latest advances developed in different researching areas to companies, institutions and technological participating entities. The centre will also present its large and new technological capacities and scientific and technical equipment offered by its facilities located at the Aerospace Technological Park of Andalusia, Aerópolis, in Seville, which are devoted to promote the improvement of competitiveness for the industry through scientific research, technological development and innovation, boosting the creation of knowledge and technology transfer.  
Besides, they will announce some of most outstanding R&D&I projects, currently carried out like the ATLAS Experimental Flights Centre, the first centre in Spain and the third one in Europe devoted integrally to test Technologies and unmanned air systems, UAV’s, and other pioneering initiatives which are projecting Andalusia and Catec as a place at the cutting edge of research and development of new technologies linked to the global aerospace industry.   
See you at Le Bourget!

June 22nd 2011
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