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

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High Level Conference on Drones 2017: the main experts in drone sector in Europe analyze the future


CATEC was present at this important conference held in Helsinki, attended by 400 experts and officials from 30 countries


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High Level Conference on Drones 2017: the main experts in drone sector in Europe analyze the future
Our Center participated last November in the High Level Conference on Drones 2017, the main European event on unmanned aviation in which drone experts gathered from all over Europe discussed on the future development of this sector, the integration of drones into the airspace and the new commercial opportunities that drones can offer.
 
The conference brought together up to 400 visitors from 30 countries. Among the participants are Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Transport and Mobility; Patrick Ky, EASA Executive Director; and Anne Berner, Finnish Minister of Transport and Communications. The event was also attended by a wide range of representatives from Finnish and international organisations, research institutes, regulatory authorities and industry operators.


December 29th 2017
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