The US multinational company is present in Andalusia since 1994, through the acquisition of the Nutrition Division of Puleva in Granada, where the multinational produces infant and adult nutrition products. This site also houses a center of research and technology development. Over the last 10 years, Abbott has invested more than 75M$ in its production and R&D facilities located in Granada. In 2012, Abbott has opened another research center at the Health Science Technological Park of Granada, in close collaboration with University of Granada.


The US technology multinational is present in the Andalucía Technology Park of Malaga since 1998. With over 1,000 highly skilled professionals, the company continues to grow with its development center -one of its largest ones in Spain- and its excellence center. In Seville, the company is also present with another important development center in the Cartuja Science and Technology Park as well as other added-value activities.


Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2016 it generated revenues of €67 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats and business aviation products. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.


French multinational ALTRAN, historically present in Andalusia with over 230 highly qualified professionals in Seville and Cadiz, keeps growing. They established in 2015 in Cadiz a Innovation Center for Advanced Manufacturing - AICAM – a national reference centers that aims to adapt the industrial processes to the new technologies related to Industry 4.0.


Atlantic Copper, belongs to the US group Freeport-McMoRan, being the main activity in Spain the production of high quality refined copper. The company has more than 450 employees which makes of it one of the largest companies in the Huelva province and the main exporter of the region. More than 200M€ were invested in 1994 to double the capacity and position itself ahead of environmental regulations. This investment along with many others make the plant operate with the best technologies and produce more than 1MTons of concentrated copper per year reaching a production capacity of 330.000 tons/year of copper anodes and 285.000Tons/year of copper cathodes.


Brandt Europe is the EMEA branch of the US group with the same name. The company has a portfolio of more than 250 products being a world reference in nutrients and plants sanitation. The company has a laboratory and production centre in Seville and will be closing 2017 with a business volume of more than 20M€, a growth of 11% in turnover. The strategy of the company is to keep increasing sales up to 28M€ in 2021.


The US multinational biopharmaceutical company, world leader in developing new treatments for cancer and inflammatory diseases, has established the Celgene Institute for Translational Research Europe (CITRE) in Seville. CITRE, founded in 2010, is the company’s first dedicated R&D site outside the USA.  Approximately 5 million US dollars have been invested in equipment and scientific development over the first two years. The Institute is located in the Cartuja Science and Technology Park and its activities focus on Translational Research, with a close public-private collaboration in Andalusia.


Technology multinational headquartered in Ukraine provides software engineering and solutions as well as IT outsourcing. In 2015 they have established in the Andalucía Technology Park of Malaga their Spanish HQ and first development center in Spain starting activities in 2016. They have 100 highly skilled professionals and ambitious plans to keep growing and hiring at a rapid pace in the coming years.


Cobre Las Cruces, owned by the Canadian multinational First Quantum Minerals operates an open pit mine on the same site as a hydrometallurgical process plant that represents the principal technological innovation of the project. This is the only industrial facility of its kind operating in Europe. The company generates 3.300 jobs both direct and indirect and has invested more than 1.000M€.


The technology multinational, which belongs to the Japanese Group NTT DATA, is present in Seville since 2002. The company, which keeps growing and hiring more and more staff, employs around 800 highly skilled professionals with an international development center and a technology consulting office in the Cartuja Science and Technology Park.


The Spanish branch of Fujitsu Ten (Fujitsu Group) operates in Malaga since 1977. The production site, with currently almost 550 employees, manufactures mainly electronic components for the automotive sector and banking terminals for Europe. Investment plans of 10M€ in the 5 coming years in the Malaga-based factory have been announced.


Large French group specialised in fruit processing. Andros Granada is the branch of yoghourt and dairy dessert in Spain, ranking 5th in Spain in revenues. It was established in 2013 through the acquisition of the former facility of Dhul. In 2014 the company has renewed the image of its range of flans, focusing on premium image, mainly in tradition, homemade and natural  strengths. In 2017 Andros is a member of CIDAF, Technology Centre for Research and Development of functional food, located in Granada, aiming at fostering the research and development of healthy products.


Settled in Jaen since 1967, it possesses two production plants, one for headlamps and another one for tail lights, providing more than 1.300 permanents works and almost 200 temporary works. The company stands out for its career of sustained growth and for its bet for the technological development that includes the installation of the first automatic module for the manufacture of thermosetting reflectors as well as the launch of new lighting systems.


Heineken is one of the top brewers companies of the Spanish market. The Dutch group acquired in 2000 the former facilities of Cruzcampo in Seville. Since then, its growth has been sustainable making Cruzcampo as one of the most relevant beer brands at national level and with a largest global presence. The new production facilities located in Seville demonstrate the group’s commitment to Andalusia, setting up the most modern production site in Europe and the one with the largest productivity, generating more than 2,000 direct and indirect jobs. Latest innovation has been recently launched in Seville with a new production line of alcohol-free beer and 0,0.


MATSA is a company that holds the rights to the Aguas Teñidas, Magdalena and Soliel mines, all of them located in the Iberian Pyrite Belt. MATSA’s activities consist of exploration and exploitation of mineral deposits, as well as their treatment. Matsa generates more than 4.000 jobs, both direct and indirect. Since 2006, Matsa has invested 1.048M€.


The US technology company is present in Malaga since 2007. From the Andalucía Technology Park, their international service center commercializes Oracle Direct software and hardware products in addition to consulting activities. The company, which keeps growing, has diversified and expanded its activities and technologies, with over 500 highly skilled professionals.


French family business founded in 1916, has established  its first international site specialised in large aero-structures assembly in Seville, attracted by the high quality of workforce, competitive cost, close collaboration of the aerospace industry with the university, proximity to large work centres of Airbus, Aeropolis Technology Park and Seville’s international airport. Potez has started its operations in Seville with a facility of about 6.000m2 and a team of 15 workers. Forecast is to reach 100 workers in 2022.


Large Turkish Group, mainly specialized in the pharmaceutical sector, that have diversified toward food sector over the past few years. In 2013, the Turkish group acquired the large production facility of orange juice that belongs to Leche Pascual Group, located in Palma del Río (Córdoba). Since then, sales have grown steadily and even doubled, building up its presence in the field of juice and nectar at national and global levels. With a workforce of around 130 workers, the company has renewed its products portfolio and it is expected to launch new innovations aimed at children’s target.

Last updated: 01|08|2019

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