Building a car in two minutes. That is what is shown in an innovative visual document, compressing the manufacturing process of SEAT’s latest launch, the Leon ST. The video was put together from dedicated cameras located on different car parts, robots and production-line machinery, and shows highly original viewing angles and spectacular perspectives of the manufacturing process of the new model.
More than 2,000 robots and a total number of 14,000 employees are behind building a car, in this case the new SEAT Leon ST, the Spanish brand’s new compact estate built at the Martorell production facility in Barcelona. Two thousand cars leave this plant every day, for delivery to the more than 75 countries where the company has a commercial footprint.
A Leon ST has 1,580 metres of wiring and travels 6 kilometres from the beginning of manufacture to shipment. Likewise the new body carries 20 kilos of paint, the result of the application of priming coats and colour in its trip through the paintshop.
At its Martorell facilities the Spanish company currently produces ten models thanks to the flexibility offered by its four platforms. The facility also has the distinction of being the Spanish production plant with the greatest percentage (22%) of direct-employment women in its workforce.
SEAT’s Martorell plant - which this year has both celebrated its 20th anniversary, and recently officially opened its SEAT al Sol project, the largest solar panel array in the entire automotive industry - was also the recipient of the prestigious Lean Award as one of Europe’s most efficient production plants in recognition of the quality and precision of its production processes.