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Socioeconomic impact

Giving back, moving forward.

Positive impacts. Positive results. SEAT continues to contribute to society, R&D and growing Spanish quality abroad. Data is based on figures from the 2016 financial year.

Business driver

The engine of change moves the world.

Propelling the economy forward, SEAT represents nearly 1% of Spain’s GDP, earning a spot in the top 10 Spanish companies overall and 2nd in the automotive sector.

Job creator

One family. One mission.

As the largest employer in the industrial sector, SEAT creates over 96,000 direct and indirect jobs. Because together, we can accomplish anything.

Economic driver

Success starts with a shared vision.

Good investments lead to a better future. By contracting 60% of its suppliers directly from Spain, SEAT stimulates economic activity throughout the supply chain.

R&D contribution

Driving forward the leaders of innovation.

SEAT is not only the leading R&D investor in the Spanish industrial sector, but also the country’s 4th largest R&D investor overall.

Made in Spain

Spreading quality around the world.

Made in Spain. Made for everyone. As the leading Spanish industrial exporter, SEAT has generated over €7000 million in exports to more than 80 countries.


Hard work pays off.

Compared to 2012, SEAT increased sales by 29% and turnover by 41% in 2016, contributing to a healthier local economy overall.

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