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


Meeting with the multinational General Atomics to analyze collaboration opportunities for the manufacture of unmanned aircraft in Spain

The US company is looking for suppliers to develop a new manufacturing project of unmanned aerial system, the Predator B, for the Spanish Armed Forces

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Meeting with the multinational General Atomics to analyze collaboration opportunities for the manufacture of unmanned aircraft in Spain
CATEC have recently participated in a business meeting with the American company General Atomics, which is looking for partners for a new drone aircraft manufacturing project for the Spanish Navy.

The meeting, promoted by the Ministry of Economy and Knowledge, through the Trade Promotion Agency of Andalusia (Extenda), has been set up as an opportunity for attending companies to establish commercial synergies with one of the leading global companies for high-tech systems. In fact, General Atomics is the main developer of nuclear fusion programs in private industry, and has an important activity in the field of manufacturing and commissioning of unmanned aerial vehicles.

Thus, on the occasion of the award to General Atomics and the Spanish Sener of the delivery of a system of drones Predator B to the Spanish Armed Forces, the US company is looking for new suppliers in our country for the development of this project.

In addition to CATEC, participated in the meeting the Andalusian companies: Isotrol, Nomasa Innova, Inespasa, TEAMS, Airgrup, Casemedia Embalajes, Atis Ibérica, Elimco, Aerotecnic, Curtis Wright, Dronetools, Induplaver, Aeorum, Clue Techonolgies, AERTEC Solutions, AT4 Wireless, Spantec Microwave, Mesurex, MADES, Flight Training Europe, as well as representatives of Invest in Andalucía.

February 2nd 2017
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