FERCHAU, the engineering and IT service provider, has added Bilbao in the Basque Country to the list of its operating sites in Spain. The move is a continuation of FERCHAU’s strategy of growth for Spain, and was taken in response to customer demand for the firm's range of services for automotive, aerospace, electronics and IT, energy and mechanical engineering sectors to be also made available in the north of the country.
The Basque Country is an EU region with one of the highest productivity rates per employee. In 2016, this industrial hub was declared by the prestigious international business newspaper, the Financial Times to be the “Best Medium-Sized European Region in Connectivity”. At the same time, the Basque Country boasts the highest industrial density anywhere in Spain. This is underlined by the fact that 23.5 percent of the total Spanish gross domestic product is generated here. Major international companies have made this region their base.
“The new base will firstly enable FERCHAU to further intensify the support it gives to existing customers such as Bosch and BSH, while allowing it to target other important major technological companies such as VW, Mercedes, Siemens-Gamesa and others, that are based here in the region”, says Country Manager Spain Óscar Elvira, in explaining the decision to open a new site. “I am certain that with experienced managers such as Andres Gonzalez (Senior Account Manager) and Maria Pascual (Recruiting Officer), we can easily achieve the targets we have set for ourselves.”
By expanding its activities in Spain, FERCHAU is successfully continuing to intensify its collaborations with international customers. European companies demand high standards of their engineering and IT service providers. FERCHAU’s long-standing experience and expertise, combined with our high standards in aspects such as quality and reliability, also make us an attractive business partner for implementing even the most demanding of projects
Alongside its new base in Bilbao, FERCHAU has other Spanish sites in Barcelona, Madrid and Seville, supporting customers in a range of sectors including aerospace, defence, automotive, IT, renewable energies and the rail industry.
Apart from its reputation as an expert solutions provider, the company is also a thoroughly popular employer. FERCHAU offers its employees international career opportunities with exciting projects conducted for various customers in a variety of sectors, together with diverse specialised training and continuous education programmes.
FERCHAU Engineering GmbH, AVIATION Division
The internationally active FERCHAU business sector of AVIATION specialises in engineering services for the air travel and aerospace industries in addition to general engineering. Currently, more than 900 developers, engineers, hardware and software professionals and project managers are employed at 15 locations in Germany, England, France, India and Spain. In 2016, the AVIATION business sector generated a sales volume of more than 70 million euros.
FERCHAU Engineering GmbH currently employs more than 7,400 engineers, IT consultants, technicians and draughtspersons in over 100 branches and locations and over 100 technical offices and project groups (as at 31 December 2016). FERCHAU operates in seven areas, including machinery and plant construction, electrical engineering, automotive technology, IT, aviation and aerospace, as well as shipbuilding and marine engineering.