The more than 3,000 foreign companies in Catalonia (of 5,500 in Spain) come from a great many countries. In addition, 40% of these companies have been in Catalonia for more than ten years, demonstrating the high degree of investment stability, satisfaction and profitability enjoyed by foreign companies.

60% of all American companies with offices in Spain are found in Catalonia, along with 62% of French companies, 61% of German, 47% of British, 54% of Italian and Belgian and 70% of Japanese.

Sector Company Country of origin
Automotive/Railroad Frape-Behr, SA Germany
Siemens VDO Germany
Volkswagen Audi Germany
Renaul Vehículos Industriales France
Delphi Diesel Systems, SL United States
Montesa Honda, SA Japan
Denso Barcelona Japan
Yamaha Motor España Japan
Showa Europe, SA Japan
Nissan Motor Ibérica Japan
Intier Automotive España, SA Canada
Alstom Power, SA France
Siemens Germany
Metallurgy Alcan Aluminio España, SA Canada
Thyssen Ibérica, SA Germany
York Regrigeration, SL Denmark
Kitz Corporation of Europe, SA Japan
Foster Wheeler Iberia, SA United States
Electrics/Electronics Draka Cables Netherlands
General Cable United States
Schneider Electric España Denmark
Hitachi Air Conditioning Japan
Sharp Electrónica Japan
Sony España Japan
GE Power Controls Ibérica, SA United States
Terasaki España, SA Japan
Chemicals Solvay Química, SL Belgium-Luxembourg
BASF Española, SA Germany
Beiersdorf, SA Germany
ICI Paints de España, SA United Kingdom
Dow Chemical Iberica, SA United States
Procter & Gamble España, SA United States
Carburos Metálicos, SA United States
Azko Nobel, SA Netherlands
Hebron, SA Japan
Kao Corporation Japan
Pharmaceuticals Novartis Switzerland
Bayer Hispania Germany
Boehringer Ingelheim Germany
Merck Farma y Química Germany
Pierre Fabre Ibérica France
Laboratorios Menarini Italy
Pfizer United States
Zambon Italy
Sanofi-Aventis France
Henkel Ibérica Germany
Food and Beverages Nestlé España Switzerland
Unilever España Netherlands
Sara Lee Bakery United States
Danone, SA France
Bimbo, SA United States
Pepsico España United States
Kellog's España United States
Logistics Disalfarm Germany
IKEA Sweden
ICI Paints de España United Kingdom
Frans Maas Logística Netherlands
ABX Logistics España Belgium- Luxembourg
Lidl Germany
Shared Service Centers Agilent Technologies, SL United States
Avis United States
Sara Lee United States
Euroservices Bayer Germany
Citigroup United States
Hewlett Packard United States
Computer Associates United States
Accenture United States
Colt Telecom France
ICT IBM United States
Microsoft United States
Sun Microsystems United States
T-Systems Eltec Germany
Colt España France


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