The range of technologies developed around the automotive industry in the Basque Country, new regulations and the challenge of the ecological transition are the main issues that need to be approached jointly: our sector is considering new partnerships to maintain its competitiveness.
These were the conclusions reached by Juan Ramis, Managing Director at Arania, and another 300 professionals and managers from companies related to this industry at the ‘Automotive Meetings’. This event is organised by ACICAE-Basque Country Automotive Cluster, Expansión and AIC-Automotive Intelligence Center, an initiative that is becoming more and more important every year when it comes to bringing together the industrial players in the Basque automotive sector with authorities, experts and companies from other branches.
Managers from different companies in the sector (Renault, Irizar, SRG Global, SEG Automotive…) analysed the current and future challenges of the automotive industry in an event that received extensive media coverage, including the Basque Country’s President, Iñigo Urkullu, and the Basque Government’s Secretary for Economic Development, Arantxa Tapia. Arania‘s Managing Director Juan Ramis‘ speech was particularly noteworthy
What about the conclusions? The future of automotive industry in the Basque Country introduces the electric vehicle as guest of honour, and technological developments will be the focus of the R&D objectives of the corporate network. New mobility models, electrification, connectivity and autonomous driving will be the biggest challenges for the automotive community in the next decade. Big companies in the value chain will require a great deal of adaptation, an area where the Arania Group relies on the added value provided by the support of a powerful, active and multidisciplinary organisation.
In this context, the increase of innovation fixed costs implies a change of dynamics by companies and investors. In the future, it will be increasingly necessary to build bridges and seek collaborative partnerships between different players in this sector.
You can check different press articles published in Spanish about the ‘Automotive Meetings’ by following these links:
La automoción plantea alianzas para mantener su competitividad, Expansión
Mesa de debate sobre el futuro de la automoción en AIC, Autorevista