Carbures opens a new plant for automobile sector in China

mobility

Carbures keeps accomplishing its business and organic growth plan. The company’s Mobility division, has opened a new plant at Suzhou’s industrial park, in the province of Jiantsu (China), with two strategic goals: to serve its main clients (current and new ones, which are Tier 1 of reference in the automobile sector) locally; as well as to increase the Company’s turnover in the Asian market. With a 900m2 area, the new plant complements the service of its commercial and technical office in Shanghai. Carbures accumulates 57 million euros of total sales in the Asian market since 2005.

Carbures foresees a fast production growth in the new plant of Suzhou, similar to that from its Polish and Mexican plants. In this one, it will make assembly machines for different automobile components related to the navigation, safety, production and other test technologies. The new facilities of Carbures Mobility are part of the international expansion of the Company within the Asian market. [...]

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Carbures, Industry 4.0, implements SAP system

The industrial sector is experiencing a historic moment, and Carbures is in the forefront of that trend. In Industry 4.0, machines, production facilities and warehouse systems are able to exchange information autonomously, track actions and control each other, generating major improvements in the industrial processes involved in production, engineering and service. This fourth industrial revolution promises to unite two worlds, the manufacturing industry and the next generation of Information Technology, creating a new level of efficiency.

As we have been announcing recently from Carbures Machinery, our collaborative robots are already running on plants in the US and Japan, as well as our own R & D developments from Aerospace & Defense, such as the Hiro robot, used in our own factories. The Company continues having Technology at the center of its being, not only in its products, but also in its own management. [...]

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Rafael Contreras: "Proud of our land" in Àndalucia Economica´

Corporate

The Executive President of Carbures, Rafael Contreras, signs an article in the number 300 of the magazine Andalucía Económica. "Proud of our land," Contreras says, "Andalusians are proud people. Many times we do not show it, but that pride leads us to levels of excellence in many economic and industrial sectors, and in my view, also technological. Translating this level of excellence and pride at a collective level is one of the outstanding challenges of Andalusia. As an example, we are a leading region in the aerospace sector. It is a pride for me to have created a technological company in Andalusia with a global perspective. Our main factories work in this land and the company has in Andalusia 477 jobs, which represents about half of the 964 professionals that Carbures has at a global level. Our origin allows the decision center, accompanied by talent and innovation, to stay at home ". [...]

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Carbures, the only spanish company working at DACOMAT

Civil Works

Horizon 2020

As we announced a few days ago, Carbures is taking part at Dacomat project –part of EU’s Horizon 2020–, which focuses on the development of structures in composites with a budget of 5.8 million euros. Carbures, the only Spanish Company in this project, is a leader in the manufacturing of composites and is recognized internationally due to its technological prestige.

By using its know-how, Carbures is working at a consortium together with several institutions that are leaders in their areas, such as Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and other standing European institutions: companies (like Hexcel Composites, FireCo and LM Wind Power), universities and research centres. Those which take part at this project come from Norway, Denmark, United Kingdom and Belgium. The most important about this awarding is Carbures is well-known internationally, as the Company is the industrial partner for this consortium. [...]

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Carbures in Channel 8 of RTVCL

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Carbures has received a team from Channel 8 of RTVCL in the plant of El Burgo de Osma (Soria), to cover the latest news about both the facilities and the extension which is being carried out. This factory has world high technology for the production of long series of composite parts for the automotive sector, as well as a section for short series.


Since the beginning of this year the plant has the two most important certifications at the international level in the automotive and railway sector. ISO/TS 16949: 2009 in the first case, and the IRIS (Interational Railway Industry Standard). This is what makes it possible for Carbures to be operating with the main agents and manufacturers. [...]

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Carbures signs its strategic alliance with Aristrain

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Carbures Aerospace and Defense has formalized its strategic alliance with Grupo Aristrain, one of the most important investors in the Spanish industrial market. Carbures’s Chairman, Rafael Contreras, has signed a contract with Aristrain that would concede a loan that would reach the amount of 25 million euros. Carbures voluntarily could make this credit effective in a due date of 12 months, following the normal conditions of this kind of operations.

The agreement has been closed by Inversiones Industriales Txindoki Company, owned by Aristrain Group, so this new industrial partner would obtain a seat at Carbures’s Director Board.

Nowadays the Company has the support of institutions and its customers trust. This is due to the fact that Carbures has improved its financial situation since the beginning of the year, resulting in a debt reduction of about 50%, and an activation of cash flow lines from the banks. Aerospace and Defense’s programs are totally guaranteed and the investments present in Carbures business plan have  the necessary support. This agreement implies a confirmation and an endorsement of Carbures strength. [...]

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Carbures moves towards the ultra light car

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Carbures Mobility moves forward in its objective to lighten the weight of cars and to contribute to a more sustainable economy. This Carbures division is involved in ESFERA –a project focusing on the concept and engineering of a new hybrid super structure much functional and lighter for future vehicles- whose conclusions will be absolutely relevant for this economic sector. The person responsible for this project said so in the third edition of the Industrial 4.0 Summit in Vigo (Spain) last week.

ESFERA is an acronym for “idea and development of a new hybrid super structure much functional and light for future vehicles” in Spanish. This project is coordinated by a company called Plastic Onmium and relies on the participation of PSA Group, Tromosa and Ledisson AIT. ESFERA counts with the collaboration of CTAG (Technological Automotive Center in Galicia) and with the support of the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness. It is co-financed by the Structural Funds from the European Union. [...]

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Carbures CEO and President speeches, in the Investor Area

Corporate

The speeches that both the President of Carbures, Rafael Contreras, and the CEO, Borja Martínez-Laredo, offered at the General Meeting of Shareholders held last week are available. The Board, which took place last June 29, was attended by 59 shareholders, owners of 124,894,222 shares, which represent 58.94% of the Company's capital stock. The approval of the consolidated annual accounts with its subsidiaries for the year 2016 was one of the main points of the day.

In his speech, our President, Rafael Contreras, spoke about the great moment that the Company is experiencing thanks to the consolidation of its divisions - Aerospace & Defense, Mobility and Civil Works - and the challenges Carbures faces today. For his part, the CEO of the Company, Borja Martínez-Laredo, was in charge of explaining the accounts and the results obtained last year. [...]

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Carbures strengths its activity in Mexico with 2 strategic contracts in Civil Works sector

Civil Works

Carbures strengths its actitivity in Mexico with the signing of two new contracts of its division dedicated to the civil works sector. On one hand, the extension of the contract with Iberoamericana de Hidrocarburos (IHSA), the Mexican-Spanish consortium dedicated to the drilling of wells for extraction of hydrocarbons and gas in the different blocks of the region of Burgos in the States of Nuevo Leon , Coahuila and Tamaulipas in Mexico, until 2018. Since 2011 Carbures has been working for IHSA, and currently we have become an exclusive supplier of the consortium. Since 2011, it has been generated 1.73 million euros so far. Thanks to this strategic alliance, the Civil Works division of Carbures will have an estimated turnover of almost half a million euros when providing engineering support to different gas pipeline projects, roads, collection stations, separation banks, compression stations, process centers, automation and ancillary services. [...]

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Carbures at Le Bourget, the most relevant aerospace event worldwide

Aerospace & Defense

Carbures Aerospace & Defense keeps working to become stronger and stronger in the aerospace sector. During all this week, Carbures’s CEO and directors are at Le Bourget (Paris) at a professional meeting which is relevant worldwide. Carbures is there supported by the Andalusian Government and TEDAE (Spanish defense companies’ association). Paris Air Show 2017 implies multiple meetings with current customers and potential customers.

The Company is determined to strengthen its presence in the aerospace sector by showing its multiple abilities and wide experience in the manufacturing of composite parts, provision of engineering services and development of electronic devices. [...]

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