Seat, S.A. is a Spanish carmaker based in Martorell, Spain. Seat Cars was founded May 9, 1950, by the Instituto Nacional de Industria (INI), state-owned industrial holding company. Seat Automobile, at present a totally owned subsidiary of the German Volkswagen Group. The headquarters of Seat, S.A. They are located in the industrial complex of Seat in Martorell, near Barcelona, Spain. By 2000 the annual output has reached over 500,000 units; in total until 2006, more than 16 million cars were produced including more than 6 million from the Martorell plant, with three-quarters of annual production is exported to more than seventy countries around the world. The seat Cars, is now the only major Spanish car manufacturer with the capacity and infrastructure to develop their vehicles in-house.
Seat Cars, headquarters, and main production facilities are located in Martorell, an industrial city located about 30 km northwest of Barcelona, with a production capacity of about 500,000 units per year. The plant was inaugurated by King Juan Carlos of Spain February 22, 1993, and replaced the former assembly plant of Seat from the coast in the Freeport area of Barcelona (Zona Franca). A rail link between a complex of Martorell and Zona Franca Seat facilitates vehicles and transport parts between the two sites.
The industrial complex in Martorell is also home to the Seat Sports facilities, the Seat Technical Center, Research, and Development Center (R & D), Design Center, Prototype Development Centre, Seat Service Center, as well as original spare parts center for Seat, Volkswagen, Audi and Škoda brands. First serious attempt to Seat to the World Rally Championship (WRC) was back in the 1977 season, when Seat participated with its ‘Seat 1430 / 124D Especial 1800’ racing cars, and already in his rally debut event at Monte Carlo Rally the Seat team finished in third and fourth place with 1430-1800 official cars being driven by Antonio Zanini and Salvador Cañellas. In recent years, the game was burdened on the small Seat Ibiza.
Among the subtraction of Seat, the company Seat Deutschland GmbH subsidiary is based in Mörfelden-Walldorf, Germany, and apart from its commercial business has the added responsibility of operating the electronic platform of Seat, Seat IT Services Network. In Wolfsburg, Germany, in the middle of a lake within the Autostadt, the corporate theme park of the Volkswagen Group, is the theme pavilion of Seat, one of the largest of the park pavilions.