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January 19th, 2010

Ficosa is developing the “Battery Pack” for the electric and hybrid “plug-in” vehicles

The “Battery Pack” developed by Ficosa, combines the battery electronic control, the sensors, the refrigeration system and the communication system of the pack with the main car ECU, into a compact package with the batteries.

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November 5th, 2009

Ficosa presents its latest innovations for car safety, communications & the environment at the Valladolid Alternative Vehicle and Fuel Show

Ficosa is presenting its latest advances in ADAS systems, in Vehicle to Vehicle and Vehicle to Infrastructure Communications, and in terms of environmental sustainability, Ficosa is presenting some of the new systems and components that it is developing for electric vehicles, amongst which the highlight is the “packaging” for the batteries of these new vehicle models.

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October 27th, 2009

Ficosa, the 2009 winner of the Cambra Design Management Award

Ficosa has been awarded the 2009 Cambra Design Management Award. The award, organised by the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce and BCD Barcelona Disseny Centre, honours companies that have “shown themselves capable of profiting from their overall design management, which in addition to improving their business strategy has also resulted in an optimisation of resources used to differentiate and position their products, all of which adds up to an increase in competitiveness”.

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October 1st, 2009

Jordi Casas new COO of the Automotive Division

From next 2nd of November Jordi Casas will be the new Chief Operating Officer of the Automotive Division of Ficosa Group. Mr. Casas will replace in the position to Mr. Jose Vicente de los Mozos, who rejoins Renault. Jordi Casas (1963 Barcelona, Spain) is an industrial engineer. He joined Ficosa in 1990 as Product Engineer. And since then he has held various senior positions in the corporate organizational chart of the Company. Currently he was the Group Operations Director.

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July 22nd, 2009

Ficosa equips TATA’s “World Truck”

Ficosa’s Commercial Vehicle Division has developed the rear-view mirrors for TATA’s new industrial vehicle line. Ficosa developed the project in Germany, and will manufacture it in the Group’s facilities in Pune (India) with an estimated production of 80,000 mirrors/year. TATA’s “World Truck” includes several different types of trucks, tractor-trailers, dump trucks, mixers and special application vehicles.

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May 7th, 2009

Ficosa awarded in the Barcelona International Motor Show

Ficosa has been awarded in the 2009 Barcelona International Motor Show with the Technological Innovation Prize for its embedding antennas in composite roofs, such as carbon fibers.

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April 21st, 2009

FICOSA and OMRON create ADASENS

FICOSA and OMRON Corporation, a multinational Japanese automotive electronics manufacturer, officially have created ADASENS Automotive GmbH, a joint venture company dedicated to the development, production and commercialisation of ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) systems and technologies for the automotive sector worldwide.

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March 30th, 2009

Ficosa launches trial run of its “ride sharing” system

Ficosa trial run at the Technology Center of Mollet the “ride sharing” system developed by the Company and GMV. This trial run is the practical application of one of the innovations developed by Ficosa and GMV, from the communications module for vehicles that Ficosa Advanced Communications Business Unit is working on. For six weeks a group of workers at the Center, they have volunteered to participate in this test; will carry their vehicles with this module. The module will register their routes information: starting point, destination, route, schedules…, and it transmits automatically via GPRS this information into a website with restricted access. These people may see this website and find other doing the same route and schedule share car on the way from home to work or work to home.

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March 5th, 2009

Mr. Jose Maria Tarrago Fabo, co-founder of the Ficosa group, has died

Mr. Jose Maria Tarrago Fabo, the co-founder of the Ficosa group, died yesterday (March 4th) at age 85. A modest person throughout his life, Mr. Tarrago provided the technical vision for the company, while his partner and brother-in-law, Mr. Josep Maria Pujol, focused on the more public commercial and administrative functions. His demise coincides with the 60th Anniversary of the company, which began as a small repair shop for mechanical cables and parts under the name Pujol y Tarrago SL. This was in 1949 when the automobile industry was virtually nonexistent in Spain. In the mid-eighties, the company adopted its current name, Ficosa International. At this point, it had already evolved into a group of companies each specializing in various automotive components. Married with Mrs. Merce Pujol, Mr. Jose Maria Tarrago retired from a direct role in the company for several years although four of his five children are executives.

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February 27th, 2009

Ficosa in the EUCAP 2009 – European Conference on Antennas and Propagation

The Ficosa Advanced Communications Business Unit participates at the 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP 2009) being held in Berlin from March 23 to 27. This prestigious European Forum brings together scientists, academics, engineers and technicians to analyze the present and future role of the antenna systems and communication technologies in today’s world, as well as discuss and share their future applications at the European level.

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December 19th, 2008

Ficosa joins the European eCall

Ficosa joined the “Emergency Call (eCall)” initiative by signing its “Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)”, which is promoted by the European Commission through the eSafety Forum. This Ficosa’s commitment is aligned with its global strategy based on the research and development of technologies to improve safety, comfort and reduce the environmental impact of vehicles.

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December 5th, 2008

More than 900 children have participated in the IX Christmas Drawing Contest

More than 900 children from all over the world have participated in the 9th edition of the Christmas Drawing Contest organized by Ficosa. The company has organized this contest since 2000 for the Christmas holidays. The sons/daughters and nieces/nephews (up to 14 years old) of the Group’s employees from around the world participate in the contest.

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