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


Our Center presented its experience in environmental monitoring with UAS at the CivilDron 2017 Congress

The event, held in Madrid, brought together the main actors in the sector of unmanned aerial systems in our country and addressed the latest developments for its application in the civil sector

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CATEC was present in a new edition of the Congress on Drones Applications to Civil Engineering, CivilDron'17, held on 24 and 25 January in Madrid and where participate the main companies, research centers and entities of the sector of the systems and unmanned airplanes (RPAS / UAV) in Spain.

In the event the latest developments in the field of unmanned aircraft were presented through different conferences and round tables, which also were addressed other interesting aspects regarding the legislation of these technologies, the development of anti-aircraft systems and the increasing importance of insurance to address the risks of these devices.

CATEC participated in this third Congress presenting its experience in applications with drones in animal and environmental monitoring in the Doñana National Park, thanks to its intervention in different R&D projects and its collaboration with the Doñana Biological Station (CSIC).

CivilDron'17 was organized by the Community of Madrid and the Energy Foundation of the Community of Madrid.

February 2nd 2017
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