CSC Media Group acquired by SONY for 107 mill pounds, bringing 16 cable and satellite channels to SONY

Sony Barcelona Tec factory sold to Ficosa International SA and Comsa Emte SL

Sony Barcelona Tec technology center manufacturing LCD TV sets for Europe sold

Sony Barcelona Tec acquired by Joint Venture between Spanish Companies Ficosa International SA and Comsa Emte SL

Sony Barcelona Tec, the SONY Barcelona Technology Center was established in January 1973, and in August 2010 had about 1100 employees and was manufacturing LCD TVs for the European market. The site area is about 206,000 square meters, is located at Viladecavalls near Barcelona and can be seen here on Google Maps.

With the sale of Sony Barcelona Tec the center is divided into two parts:

  • a manufacturing company whole owned and operated by Ficosa International SA
  • a development and engineering company owned by a joint venture between Ficosa International SA (50%) and Comsa Emte SL (50%).

Ficosa International SA

Ficosa International SA is an automobile parts company founded in 1949 and employing about 6800 people.

Note: in 2014, Panasonic announced to acquire just under 50% of Ficosa for around US$ 275 million.

Comsa Emte SL

Comsa Emte SL is the second largest Spanish company in the engineering and infrastructure sector.

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