Trade Mission: Supply chain and additive manufacturing opportunities in Spain

27 – 29 September 2022
Barcelona, Spain

SMMT is partnering with HP on a 3-day trade mission to Barcelona, which is free to attend for British businesses.

Delegates will learn how additive manufacturing can be used in automotive and will gain an understanding of opportunities in the Spanish EV supply chain. The programme will include visits to HP’s Global Centre of Excellence for Additive Manufacturing at Sant Cugat, Cupra, DFactory and Wallbox.

Business development opportunities at the visits will be facilitated.

Vehicle manufacturers, Tier suppliers and EV charging infrastructure suppliers are encouraged to attend.


Tuesday 27 September
– Networking Dinner

Wednesday 28 September
– Visit to Wallbox
– Visit to DFactory
– Networking lunch in DFactory
– Visit to SEAT Additive Manufacturing Center
– Networking Dinner

Thursday 29 September
– Visit to HP’s 3D Printing Demo-Centre
– Visit to HP’s Global Center of Excellence for Additive Manufacturing
– Keynote: Innovation in the EV Ecosystem with Polymer Additive Manufacturing
– Networking Lunch in HP
– Transfer to BCN airport

Companies profiles


Wallbox is a global company, dedicated to changing the way the world uses energy in the electric vehicle industry. Wallbox creates smart charging systems that combine innovative technology with outstanding design and manage the communication between vehicle, grid, building and charger.

The global automotive industry is undergoing a radical shift to electric vehicles, with more than 600 million electrified vehicles predicted to be on the road by 2040. Intelligent charging infrastructure and innovative energy management software is the key to facilitating this transformation at home, work, and on the street. Wallbox designs, develops, and distributes EV charging hardware and cutting-edge energy management software to accelerate this shift to electric cars.


CUPRA is the unconventional challenger brand that brings together emotion, electrification, and performance to inspire the world from Barcelona. Launched in 2018, CUPRA has its corporate headquarters and a racing car factory in Martorell (Barcelona), in addition to a global network of specialised points of sale.

In 2021, CUPRA maintained its upward trend, tripling sales with 80,000 vehicles delivered, driven by success of the CUPRA Formentor. CUPRA proves that electrification and sportiness are a perfect match, and in 2022 will expand the range of the CUPRA Born, the brand’s first 100% electric vehicle, with models with different battery capacities, as well as a more powerful e-Boost version. An exclusive, limited edition version of the CUPRA Formentor VZ5 will also be introduced. The CUPRA Tavascan, the brand’s second all-electric model will reach the market in 2024, followed by the brand’s first urban electric car, inspired by the CUPRA UrbanRebel concept, in 2025.

DFACTORY Barcelona

Promoted and managed by the Consorci de la Zona Franca de Barcelona, it is born with the aim of, which seeks to establish Barcelona as the center of 4.0 innovation in Southern Europe. Also, it promotes the creation of an ecosystem to attract talent, technology and investment in a unique space that gather the most innovative companies and the most forward-looking technological projects.

DFactory Barcelona is an industry 4.0 node that promotes the attraction of talent, technology and investment, positioning Barcelona as a point of reference in innovation and digital industry.


SERNAUTO is the Spanish Association of Automotive Suppliers. Its member companies represent +85% of the sector turnover. Sernauto is the voice of the sector representing the interests of its member companies before public administrations and public and private institutions, both Spanish and international. Also, The main liaison for discussing and defining industrial policies and strategies, and The meeting and networking pointfor all types of member companies. Large Spanish and international groups, Midcaps and SMEs.

HP 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing Center of Excellence

One of the world’s largest and most advanced research and development facilities for the next-generation technologies powering the Fourth Industrial Revolution.  The new Center brings together hundreds of the world’s leading additive manufacturing experts in more than 150,000 square feet of cutting-edge innovation space – about the size of three football fields – to transform the way the world designs and manufactures.

The 3+ acre facility at HP’s Barcelona campus is dedicated to the development of HP’s industrial 3D printing portfolio and provides a large-scale factory environment to collaborate with customers and partners on the digital manufacturing technologies revolutionizing their industries. To read the press release click here.

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