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Galician Automotive Cluster (CEAGA)

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Wednesday, 23 April, 1997
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Gold Label
Other Label: 
Innovative Business Grouping (AEI)
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i, ESCP-S3 or ESCP-4x): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
Cluster Manager
+34 986 213 790
Internationalisation Responsible
+34 986 213 790
Dr. Borja
Project Manager
+34 699 340 069
Languages spoken: 
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Technology fields: 
Body and main parts
Interior equipment
S3 EU priority areas: 
Automated driverless vehicles
Motor vehicles & other transport equipments
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Logistical Services
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Auto parts manufacture (mainly plastic or metal). Service providers: logistic and transport; industrial supply; machinery and capital goods; die-stamping and tools; industrial processes; maintenance and services; technological centres; engineering, others
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
Number of SME members: 
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
Number of larger company members: 
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Organisation/Facility NameOrganisation/Facility TypeWebsite
Business Factory Auto
Name and link of major players: 
DIHGIGAL - Digital Innovation Hub of the Galician Industry
Research Organisation
Cluster Strategy

The CEAGA’s vision is to position the Galician Automotive Sector as a Global Leader in terms of competitiveness and sustainability in a 2025 time horizon, thus contributing to the progress and quality of life of its environment. To reach this goal, the Galician Automotive Cluster Foundation (CEAGA) promotes high-impact cooperative projects, which benefit the Galician Automotive Sector as a whole, thus improving aspects such as:

  • Competitiveness in terms of quality and cost
  • Flexibility when adapting to changes in the market
  • Innovation and technological capacity
  • Development of the industrial framework and economy
  • Sectorial cooperation
  • Integral development of individuals
  • Commitment to the region
Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Support services provided: 
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Provision and facilitation of access to training for members
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Galician clusters in general, initiative fostered by the Galician Institute of Economic Development (IGAPE).
Network of Galician excellent clusters (Clusters de Galicia)
Clusters Galicia 4.0 alliance
ACREA members
FENAEIC members
Cluster de Movilidad y logística de Euskadi (under the framework of a European project called "Co-gistics")
CEEG members
EACN (European Automotive Cluster Network)
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)
  • eBRIDGE “Empowering e-fleets for business and private purposes in cities”: funded under the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme (IEE) and operative since March 2013, this project aims to demonstrate that the introduction of electric vehicles in captive fleets for corporate and private usage in cities can help overcome barriers and efficiently contribute to improving market conditions for the electric mobility sector. CEAGA participates, together with 13 companies and institutions from 6 EU countries, in this project and its role is transferring electric vehicles to its member companies and monitoring their use. 
  • CO-GISTICS "Cooperative Logistics for sustainable mobility": 31 entities all over Europe collaborate with CEAGA in this project, co-funded under the CIP ICT PSP work programme 2013. The main objective is improving the efficiency of the goods transport in different areas, implementing the already existing technologies in the different pilot experiences simultaneously carried out in 6 European cities (Trieste, Bilbao, Bordeaux, Vigo, Thessaloniki and Frankfurt). 
  • AEOLIX (Architecture for EurOpean Logistics Information eXchange):The AEOLIX project will develop a digital ecosystem to better manage, plan and synchronise freight and logistics operations across Europe. By enabling low complexity and low cost connectivity of local ICT platforms and systems and thereby scalable, trusted and secure exchange of information, AEOLIX will improve the overall competitiveness of goods transport in the supply chain, while simultaneously targeting sustainability from environmental, economic and social perspectives.
  • EACN (European Automotive Cluster Network for Joint Industrial Modernisation Investments): The European Automotive Cluster Network is an European project formed by nine clusters. The aim of the initiative is to strength Cluster-to-Cluster cooperation via a common collaboration strategy and joint cluster actions; boost competitiveness of cluster members, especially SMEs, via business creation, the initiation of collaborative research projects and of joint investments in industrial modernisation in the field of Industry of the Future; and build an strategic interregional collaboration and strong industry cooperation focused on four pillars: virtualisation for planning processes (simulation and modelling), elasticity of production processes in SMEs, robotics & artificial intelligence in production processes, skills and competences of people.
  • FIT4FoF (Making our Workforce Fit for the Factory of the Future): FIT4FoF project aims at addressing workers’ needs, analysing technology trends across 6 industrial areas of robotics, additive manufacturing, mechatronics/machine automation, data analytics, cybersecurity and human machine interaction, to define new job profiles, which will inform education and training requirements. Also, FIT4FoF will develop a new education and training framework, which places workers at the centre of a co-design and development process that recognises and addresses their skills needs. By applying educational approaches based on Communities of Practice, FIT4FoF will empower workers to be drivers of the design, development and delivery of their own upskilling programmes.
  • MOBAE (Cadena de Valor de la Movilidad Avanzada y Extendida en Galicia y Norte de Portugal): The MOBAE initiative arises to boost the high potential of the Galicia-North Portugal Euroregion linked to mobility. Its aim is to contribute to the advanced mobility value chain, helping to boost emerging skills, support entrepreneurship and generate new business opportunities through hybridisation between the automotive, ICT, aerospace and hyperlongevity fields. The MOBAE project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER) through the Interreg V-A Spain-Portugal (POCTEP) 2014-2020.
  • Support programme to Innovative Business Groupings (at national level)
Success Story / Achievements: 


  • Launched in 2003 with 6 companies.
  • 104 plants currently participating (58 in high voltage and 46 in low voltage).
  • A volume of 140 GWh, representing a €16 Million turnover per year is negotiated.
  • Advice on and optimization of the electric supply contracting parameters, information on regulatory changes in the electric market, periodic control of invoices


  • Launched in 2009 to improve the competences of the Lean coordinators coming from the participating plants.
  • Four levels: Initiation, Junior, Senior and Expert.
  • 354 Lean Managers from 44 companies trained.
  • 210 “Learning by doing” sessions performed in plant.
  • 280 Lean projects successfully developed and audited.
  • Own programme with CEAGA’s copyright.


  • Project started in 2016, promoted by the Galician Government, the Free Trade Zone Consortium of Vigo, Groupe PSA and CEAGA.
  • Objective: to identify, accelerate and consolidate specialized automotive projects and transform them into viable and scalable innovative companies that attract and retain talent.
  • Support to entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship.
  • Two programmes: acceleration (for newly created companies) and consolidation (for more mature companies).
  • 35 participating companies in three editions.


  • Programme 100% developed by CEAGA and faculty almost entirely made of active professionals from the Sector.
  • Execution of real product/process development projects proposed by companies of the Sector.
  • The “Management and Development of New Products” programme was awarded with the “Excellence in Practice Award” from the prestigious organization European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).
  • In 2017, the Program was readjusted and renamed Automotive Project Manager (PMA).
  • 156 innovation technicians from 49 companies trained.
  • 34 cooperative innovation projects developed.


  • 29 SMEs participating, wich are representative of the entire Galician automotive value chain.
  • Objective: to promote the transition of Galician automotive companies to the "Factory of the Future" through the investment in Industry 4.0 technologies and the dissemination of experiences and results among other companies in the Sector.
  • Total investment of near 7 million euros, with an average investment of 250,000 euros per company.
  • Investments cover a wide range of technologies: automation, machine to machine intercommunication, collaborative robotics, digitalization, sensor systems, Internet of Things, etc.


  • 16 editions.
  • 22 participating companies.
  • Comparison of the current situation and the evolution of the company with the rest of the Cluster members, to identify improvement areas.
  • Tool for monitoring the evolution of Sector competitiveness.
  • Interest from international clusters.
  • Complemented with visits to share good practices among participating companies.


  • Project launched in 2015 with the aim of promoting the production and technological capacities of CEAGA SMEs.
  • The project consists of putting big companies in contact with small ones, within the Cluster, to promote the intracluster commercial relations.
  • Three events organized in the plastic, metal and capital goods areas.
  • 48 different companies have participated in this initiative.
  • Possible organization of similar events in the future, focused on other areas like logistics.


  • Project launched in 2015 to develop the Team Leader, key figure in the Lean deployment.
  • Methodology focused on obtaining continuous improvement tools and developing personal skills for their application.
  • The interaction with professionals from other companies and the visit to the car manufacturer contribute to reinforce motivation, global vision and sense of belonging of participants.
  • At the end of the training programme, professionals will have the skills required for managing, getting involved and motivating their team.
  • 16 groups in 14 editions. More than 180 professionals from 35 companies trained.


  • Sector’s promotional tool in augmented reality, available as an App and downloadable from any Smartphone or Tablet.
  • Project initiated in 2017 to support the internationalization of Galician automotive suppliers, with special attention to SMEs.
  • Available to companies, at their business meetings, and to CEAGA/CTAG, as part of the multiple visits they receive annually.
  • It allows to show the most representative products/services of the companies in 3D.
  • 100% of automotive suppliers in Galicia are represented, including companies in the auxiliary industry. Currently there are about 70 products in 3D.
  • Its dissemination is planned with purchasing managers of the main vehicle manufacturers and first level suppliers.
Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Other automotive clusters (or organizations involved in related industries such as mobility, transport, etc.), with experience/knowledge in the following areas:

  • Leadership and culture
  • International expansion and business development
  • Product development
  • People
  • Competitiveness and manufacturing excellence
  • Competitiveness and logistic excellence
  • Competitiveness and purchasing excellence
  • Opened innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Sustainability and life cycle
  • Communication and sectorial networking