Seat’s letter to employees: change of venue “if there is no legal certainty”

Seat's letter to employees: change of venue

"Before him growing climate of instability and uncertainty in recent weeks the situation in Catalonia, I want to address you directly to convey our position". And so begins the letter that Chairman of the Executive Committee Seat, Luca de Meo, He sent this morning to the template to expose the company's plans regarding the conflict in Catalonia that is generating so much uncertainty in the more than 14,500 people working in their centers. "Our company is undoubtedly a reflection of society, with people from very different profiles and opinions, which form a cultural melting pot that enriches us as a company. And we are also company put on wheels to the Spanish society".

Luca de Meo Seat recalls that a company deeply rooted in Barcelona, ​​Catalonia and Spain, also generates "tens of thousands of indirect jobs both in Catalonia and in the whole of Spain." Seat says Meo, "is the Main Spanish automaker and we have all our production centers located in Catalonia. We are an industrial company whose assets are linked to the territory. Therefore, for the company, a based social change is motivated by the search for legal protection Y it would make sense at the time to understand that this is no longer given in the territory where we are located ".

Message of serenity

The head of the company therefore considers that "political stability, legal certainty and permanence in the European Union are essential to ensure economic and labor sustainability of our company and its subsidiaries, and to maintain the trust of our customers and shareholders. " "In short," I continued Meo, "I convey a message of serenity on behalf of the Executive Committee. Our job is to build cars and components, and create solutions to make every day easier mobility. And this is what we continue to do whatever the situation. "Seat

Seat confirms In addition, for the moment, He has not had to make any decisions, "why we have developed our operational activity normally. It is not the first time that as an organization we face uncertain situations. And we have always managed to overcome thanks to the commitment of all the people who are part of Seat, "says Meo. "This time will be no different, as we continue our mission to continue to play an important role in the economy and society, and to maintain the confidence of the Volkswagen Group we have won in recent years. That's my commitment, the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of Seat, "says its president.

One of the largest companies in Spain

The letter sent by the president of SEAT workers also highlights the importance of the company, "one of the largest companies in Spain, with a GDP contribution of around 1%. It is also the largest industrial investor, with an investment of about 3,000 million euros in the last five years, and third company in terms of EXPORTINGn, which contributes very positively to the trade balance of the country ". "Also start from the conviction that Seat is the heritage of all and that interest in further growth is shared ".

In the letter, Seat remember how "of the world's largest automaker ", he Volkswagen group, "Composed of 12 marks and only on the European continent it has 71 production plants and 420,000 workers. More than 85% of Seat sales are made in a European country. For this reason, for Seat, being in Europe means preserving our interests. "

MartorellLuca de Meo justifies his statement today that "I can sense the anxiety that you may feel. We are witnessing political debates and one of the main concerns of most of us is how this can affect our environment more immediate. My priority It is very clear: protect the interests of all of us at Seat and our families, as well as those of our investors, suppliers and customers. This is my responsibility and I would ask that each of you concentrate all your work in the same way you have done so far to continue building the future of Seat ".

How has the conflict affected Seat so far?

At the moment, Seat attends both conflict resolution Catalonia in expectation of the events of the coming days. Today, at the moment, the Spanish car has only affected productivity and habitual performance with the General Strike convened following the conclusion of the illegal referendum. So, roadblocks generated lack and shortage of parts supplies that forced, for several hours, to paralyzing part of its factory in Martorell. Specifically, Line 1 (where they produce the Seat Ibiza Arona e) and Line 2 (the Seat León) reduced their activity, leaving to manufacture in total more than 200 cars.

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Luca de Meo Seat recalls that a company deeply rooted in Barcelona, ​​Catalonia and Spain, also generates "tens of thousands of indirect jobs both in Catalonia and in the whole of Spain." Seat says Meo, "is the Main Spanish automaker and we have all our production centers located in Catalonia. We are an industrial company whose assets are linked to the territory. Therefore, for the company, a based social change is motivated by the search for legal protection Y it would make sense at the time to understand that this is no longer given in the territory where we are located ".

Message of serenity

The head of the company therefore considers that "political stability, legal certainty and permanence in the European Union are essential to ensure economic and labor sustainability of our company and its subsidiaries, and to maintain the trust of our customers and shareholders. " "In short," I continued Meo, "I convey a message of serenity on behalf of the Executive Committee. Our job is to build cars and components, and create solutions to make every day easier mobility. And this is what we continue to do whatever the situation. "Seat

Seat confirms In addition, for the moment, He has not had to make any decisions, "why we have developed our operational activity normally. It is not the first time that as an organization we face uncertain situations. And we have always managed to overcome thanks to the commitment of all the people who are part of Seat, "says Meo. "This time will be no different, as we continue our mission to continue to play an important role in the economy and society, and to maintain the confidence of the Volkswagen Group we have won in recent years. That's my commitment, the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of Seat, "says its president.

One of the largest companies in Spain

The letter sent by the president of SEAT workers also highlights the importance of the company, "one of the largest companies in Spain, with a GDP contribution of around 1%. It is also the largest industrial investor, with an investment of about 3,000 million euros in the last five years, and third company in terms of EXPORTINGn, which contributes very positively to the trade balance of the country ". "Also start from the conviction that Seat is the heritage of all and that interest in further growth is shared ".

In the letter, Seat remember how "of the world's largest automaker ", he Volkswagen group, "Composed of 12 marks and only on the European continent it has 71 production plants and 420,000 workers. More than 85% of Seat sales are made in a European country. For this reason, for Seat, being in Europe means preserving our interests. "

MartorellLuca de Meo justifies his statement today that "I can sense the anxiety that you may feel. We are witnessing political debates and one of the main concerns of most of us is how this can affect our environment more immediate. My priority It is very clear: protect the interests of all of us at Seat and our families, as well as those of our investors, suppliers and customers. This is my responsibility and I would ask that each of you concentrate all your work in the same way you have done so far to continue building the future of Seat ".

How has the conflict affected Seat so far?

At the moment, Seat attends both conflict resolution Catalonia in expectation of the events of the coming days. Today, at the moment, the Spanish car has only affected productivity and habitual performance with the General Strike convened following the conclusion of the illegal referendum. So, roadblocks generated lack and shortage of parts supplies that forced, for several hours, to paralyzing part of its factory in Martorell. Specifically, Line 1 (where they produce the Seat Ibiza Arona e) and Line 2 (the Seat León) reduced their activity, leaving to manufacture in total more than 200 cars.

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