Automotive Industry Cluster of Catalonia



EL CIAC


ABOUT US

The Automotive Industry Cluster of Catalonia (CIAC) is a non-profit association open to companies operating in the automotive industry, that are based in Catalonia, and pursue R&D+i activities. The Cluster does not rely on any public funding and is financed exclusively through contributions from its associate companies. Over 190 companies linked to the industry have joined the Catalan automotive cluster since it was established. This group of companies has a turnover of more than €20,000 million and provides employment for over 40,000 people.

The main aim of the association is to boost the competitiveness of the automotive industry as the driving force behind the Catalan economy. To achieve this, a strategic plan has been designed, with a series of short, medium, and long-term objectives that guarantee its development in the new industrial global framework.


CREATION OF THE CIAC



On 24 April 2013, the CIAC was launched and presented to the automotive industry as a platform for cooperation and cohesion among Catalan automotive companies. The CIAC was set up with the solid base of its five founding companies, SEAT, NISSAN, GESTAMP, FICOSA and DOGA, to provide continuous progression in one of the most powerful industries in our country, the automotive industry.


Video of the creation of the CIAC

AIMS

The primary aim of the CIAC is to boost the competitiveness of the automotive industry as the driving force behind the Catalan economy, by promoting projects that foster the creation of employment and help position the Catalan automotive industry on the global map. The Cluster aims to represent the almost 500 companies that in a direct or indirect way operate in the Catalan automotive industry.



BOARD OF DIRECTORS



The Board of Directors of the CIAC is formed of the five founding companies, SEAT, NISSAN, GESTAMP, FICOSA, and DOGA together with IDIADA, SIEMENS and RELATS.


Josep Maria
Vall

President

Sergio
Alcaraz

Vice President

Company: NISSAN MOTOR IBÉRICA

Carlos
Romaní

Vice President

Company: SEAT

Institutional Relations Director Wolkswagen Group / Spain

Toni
Garcia

Treasurer

Company: DOGA

General Manager

Pere
Relats

Board Member

Company: RELATS

President
Chairman & CEO

Luis
Cano

Board Member

Company: FICOSA

Corporate Human Resources Director

Carles
Grasas

Board Member

Company: IDIADA

Chief Executive Officer



THE CIAC TEAM



The CIAC comprises a team of highly qualified professionals from the automotive industry. Its members work with and for the Cluster’s associated companies placing distinct emphasis on quality, professionalism, and a personalized service, with the primary objective of meeting the needs of its associate companies.


Josep
Nadal

Cluster Manager

Marta
Pérez

Executive Office

Institutional Relations

Clàudia
Bas-Cutrina

Project Manager

Carolina
Trinidad

Project Manager



COMMISSIONS

The CIAC works to increase the competitiveness of the automotive industry through the implementation of successful projects. The commissions act as the nexus between the structure of the CIAC and the cluster members, which comprise team partnerships formed of the different member companies, who work together to CREATE, INNOVATE, ORGANIZE, COMPETE AND PRODUCE. The objective of the commissions is therefore to lead projects with a view to becoming stronger, more productive, and industry leaders both on an individual basis and in partnerships.



COMPETITIVENESS

MOBILITY

TECHNOLOGY

TRAINING

LOGISTICS

SUSTAINABILITY