• 1950

       

      The Sociedad Española de Automóviles de Turismo, S.A. is founded on May 9th, with the aim of motorising Spain.

       

    • 1953

       

      SEAT’s first plant, in the Zona Franca District of Barcelona, is inaugurated on June 5th, with an initial workforce of 925 employees. The first SEAT car, a 1400 model, is manufactured there on November 13th. Production output is of 5 cars per day.

       

       

    • 1956

       

       

       

      SEAT reaches a historical landmark: 10,000 vehicles produced in one year; an average daily production output of 42 cars.

       

    • 1957

       

       

      Production on the SEAT 600 model starts on June 27th. The 600 will kick-start a massive motoring era, and become a Spanish symbol of mobility and liberty.

       

       

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