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Company nameSEAT, S.A.
Company typeSociedad Anónima
PredecessorSociedad Ibérica de Automóviles de Turismo (S.I.A.T.)
FoundedMay 9, 1950
Founder(s)Instituto Nacional de Industria
HeadquartersMartorell, Catalonia, Spain
No. of locationsMartorell, Catalonia, Spain
Zona Franca, Spain
El Prat, Spain
Area servedEurope,
Key peopleJames Muir (Chairman)
Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos(Design Director)
ProductsAutomobiles, Automotive parts
Servicesdesign, manufacture and distribution of SEAT and other Volkswagen Group cars and components
Employees11,010 (2008)
ParentVolkswagen Group
DivisionsSEAT Sport

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SEAT, S.A. (-enˈseɪ.æt , -esˈse.atlang) is a Spanish automobile manufacturer founded on May 9, 1950 by the Instituto Nacional de Industria (INI), a state-owned industrial holding company.

It is currently a wholly owned subsidiary of the German Volkswagen Group, as a member of the now-defunct Audi Brand Group, together with Audi and Lamborghini, and marketed as a car maker with a youthful sporty profile. Within the Volkswagen Group and under the Audi Brand Group, the SEAT brand itself has been developed as a group with subsidiary companies (SEAT Group) and 'SEAT, S.A.' as the parent company.

The headquarters of SEAT, S.A. are located at SEAT's industrial complex in Martorell near Barcelona, Spain. By 2000 annual production peaked at over 500,000 units; in total up to 2006, over 16 million cars have been produced including more than 6 million from the Martorell plant, with three-quarters of the annual production being exported to over seventy countries worldwide.

The name SEAT, previously standing for the acronym Sociedad Española de Automóviles de Turismo (Spanish Touring Car Company, in English), in 1990 was changed to SEAT, S.A..

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