Renault and Nissan to use Catalonia-based Ficosa’s gearbox in their new mid-range vehicles in their main markets worldwide
The Franco-Japanese company has chosen the Catalan car component manufacturer Ficosa as their only automatic gearbox supplier for all the new cars targeting a middle-class market segment. The agreement is for the European, North-American, South-American and Asian markets. It will represent a sales volume of 45 million euros for Ficosa. The news reinforces Greater Barcelona as a base for the automotive industry.
Viladecavalls (ACN).- The Catalan multinational company Ficosa, specialised in manufacturing car components, will exclusively supply Renault-Nissan with automatic gearboxes for their new vehicles targeting the middle-class market. The automatic shift systems will be installed in all Renault and Nissan mid-range vehicles for the European, North-American (NAFTA), South-American (Mercosur) and Asian markets, according to Ficosa\u2019s announcement released this week. The agreement foresees a sales volume of 45 million euros. Xavier Pujol, Ficosa\u2019s CEO, considers the news a \u201Cclear proof of trust\u201D by Renault-Nissan in the company he leads. Pujol stressed that the announcement \u201Cfits with the company\u2019s objective to focus on innovation and growing in high-growth geographical areas\u201D.
Ficosa has developed, produced and sold car components since 1949. The company is based in Greater Barcelona, in Viladecavalls, and it employs around 8,000 people worldwide. Ficosa has facilities in 19 different countries in Europe, North America, South America and Asia.