SEAT opens advanced medicine centre

SEAT has opened a new Health Care and Rehabilitation Centre (CARS), located in its Martorell factory and wholly dedicated to workers’ health and well-being.

The company has invested €3.3m in its pioneering facilities in healthcare, preventive and rehabilitation medicine, where a team of 25 professionals will offer personalised services to the company’s 14,500 workers.

CARS will offer services of traumatology, diagnostic imaging, gynaecology, cardiology, mental health, biomechanics, physiotherapy and rehabilitation, as well as adapted fitness programmes. These services are available to workers following an initial assessment in any of the company’s ten medical centres.

With an extension of 1,300sm, the CARS building was built following parameters of sustainability and efficiency, earning it the US Green Building Council’s LEED Platinum certificate. There are only eight other health centres in the world that have this certification, and CARS in the only one in the European Union.

Luca de Meo, president of SEAT said, ‘Putting CARS into operation is a milestone in our commitment to being a healthy company, and it will have a positive impact not only on our workers but on the entire territory’.

Xavier Ros Vice-president for Human Resources added, ‘We aim to look after our workers in a comprehensive manner. With the additional services offered by CARS, we will provide the entire workforce with treatment for medical conditions, preventive services and well-being which will have a positive bearing on a better quality of life.’