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  • goalis100000in1year goalis100000in1year Feb 15, 2013 2:10 PM Flag

    Another ABAT facility in Alicante, Spain?

    This year may see ABAT with a new manufacturing facility in Spain. Anyone know more about this?

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    • you can google Sonia Castedo+abat. Also alicante+youtube+abat So listen to the trend folks or listen to the naysayers.

    • Google Spanish to English Translation(blame Google's Translator for any lack of smooth English translation): Alicante is the first option to shuffle the U.S. maker of motorcycles and electric bicycles Abat, global market leader, to locate its assembly plant and distribution center for the old continent.

      This has been pointed out on Wednesday the president and CEO of Abat Europe Castejón Lorenzo and Vicente Navarro, respectively, during the visit of the Mayor of Alicante, Sonia Castedo, made the logistics center of the company in this city.

      However, this factory, currently manufactures its vehicles in the Chinese city of Wuxi, shuffle also possible industrial enclaves in Andalusia, Murcia and Extremadura.

      "We Alicante and we'd stay," said Castejón, who along with three partners more, all from the solar energy sector, leading the firm Eco Expansion, responsible for two years of Abat for Europe.

      The future assembly plant Abat motorcycles and electric bicycles, with a potential to create 420 jobs, aims to be a reality in 2013 and Spain will shelter these facilities which, after being discarded other European options.

      Although European trade, under the supervision of Abat World, Spanish is considering several locations for this plant, Alicante itself as the first choice, mainly for its communications network land, air and port.

      However, the decision will play an important role, as stated Navarro, Program Helps Reindustrialisation Performances (Reindus 2012) central government.

      This program provides support for initiatives that seek regional sustainable development through land reclamation and / or industrial building, as well as encourage investment in industrial and infrastructure of productive entrepreneurship.

      In this sense, Castedo has asserted that the municipality is working to make this future assembly plant parts "to stay in Alicante" and for this, as he added, various steps are being made with other administrations.

      For over a year, Abat Europe distributes its vehicles from its logistics center of Alicante, which come from China, and they undergo rigorous quality control.

      With a consumption rate of five cents of electricity per 100 kilometers, Abat motorcycles can reach a maximum of 130/140 mph and its minimum energy independence is 70 kilometers.

      "It is a commitment to sustainability, the environment and employment," said the mayor.

      Sentiment: Buy

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