Mitsubishi Electric Hydronics & IT Cooling Systems, though its brand Climaveneta, has supplied the cooling system for the SEAT headquarters in Martorell, Spain. The plant, inaugurated in 1993, is about 30 km northwest of Barcelona, it has a total surface area of 2,800.000 square metres, and is the third largest plant in the Volkswagen Group. The Martorell complex also hosts the SEAT Sport facilities, SEAT’s Technical Center, R&D Center, Service Center, and the Genuine Parts Center for SEAT, Volkswagen, Audi, and Skoda brands. The factory produces more than 2,200 vehicles a day.
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SEAT is committed the PQT strategy (Production, Quality, and Team), by reducing their dependence on energy resources, while increasing quality and productivity. Since the environment is a key pillar in the company’s CSR, in 2011 the ECOMOTIVE Factory strategy was initiated with the aim of optimizing resources and making the company’s plants more efficient and sustainable. Over the last five years, SEAT has reduced energy consumption by 23% and water consumption by 24%, thanks in part to the high efficiency HVAC system.
In 2008 the Company invested to keep high performing cooling conditions in the building, by creating an efficient cooling system for this production plant. The system was based on 2 FOCS/B 4222 chillers and 3 AW 015 close control units, all Climaveneta branded. Following this successful installation, in 2016, an additional FOCS-W 0651 water cooled chiller was chosen. The units offer a combined 2922 kW cooling capacity.