Gurpea nominated as best engineering at the SMP Supplier Summit Awards

Ana Gutierrez, GURPEA y Ferrnán García, SMP Automotive
Photo 1: Intervention of Ferrán García, Purchasing Director SMP Automotive Ibérica, during the event.
Photo 2: Ana Gutierrez, sales representative of Gurpea at the event, together with Ferrán García, Purchasing Director of
SMP Automotive Ibérica.

Gurpea has been nominated for the SMP Supplier Summit awards as the best engineering in Spain and Portugal, for the large-scale industrialization projects, which has developed, these two years, in SMP Automotive plants in Catalonia and Navarra, and that have led to a turnover of more than 6 million euros.

Gurpea attended the event as one of the best suppliers nominated for the SMP Supplier Summit, which took place at the Corinthia Hotel in Budapest last Thursday, bringing together more than 150 suppliers from all over the world.

The event, organized by SMP Automotive, a company of the Motherson Group, one of the world's largest manufacturers of components for the automotive industry, offered a dynamic program of specialized talks and networking in the sector, which ended with a spectacular gala dinner, thus providing a platform for networking, collaboration and exchange of innovative ideas among industry experts.

This recognition represents a great opportunity for Gurpea to expand by extrapolating the acquired know-how and technology, developed jointly with SMP Automotive for these projects, to other international plants of the client, mainly in Europe, Mexico and the USA.


Projects developed by Gurpea for SMP

In the last two years, Gurpea has worked hand in hand with SMP Automotive in the industrialization of the process of customized bumper configuration for leading car brands in the market, which have meant a turnover of more than 6 million euros for the Navarre engineering company.

SMP Automotive Proyectos

Photo : One of the projects developed for SMP Automotive

The two projects developed for this purpose, for the Castellbisbal (Catalonia) and Pamplona (Navarra) plants, consisted of the definition, design and manufacture of two large-scale production lines for the assembly of various models of bumpers, including stamping, clamping and gluing operations, including state-of-the-art technologies such as artificial vision, self-portable logistics, ultrasonic welding, traceability software and robotics.

For its part, SMP Automotive insisted throughout the event, that "the success of any project comes when its suppliers cease to be suppliers, and become 'partners', supporting with knowledge and closeness throughout the process." He also stressed the importance of including sustainability as a growth strategy.



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