23 Jul

Incentives grants and state aid: industrial sector in Spain

Invest in Spain – ICEX has just released the document “Incentives grants and state aid. Industrial sector in Spain”. This document gathers the support initiatives and incentives developed for the industry sector in Spain.

The Part II of the document includes a list of grants related to the industrial sector, in which each identified call is classified according to diverse concepts, and subsequently, in the corresponding section each one is developed in greater detail.

Aids and calls classified according to the geographical location of the industries to which these calls are focused on, considering aids at the following levels: State and Autonomous Communities.

The list of calls is classified as follows:

– Aids for the industry in general: This block includes aid for the industrial sector in general, regardless of the type of industry


– Aids classified according to the type of industry to which they are focused on. This block includes the following industries:

1. Heavy or Base Industries: They produce semi-finished goods to supply other industries.

– Raw materials and Energy.

– Extractive (linked to mining).

– Metalo-Siderúrgicas (they produce iron, steel and all types of metals-copper, aluminum, etc.).

– Petrochemicals (they use petroleum derivatives).

– Heavy or basic chemistry (elaborates chemical products indispensable for other industries).

2. Equipment industries: They produce equipment needed for other activities. They do not use as much energy or raw materials as heavy industries or base industries. This block includes the following industries:

– Machinery or machine tools.

– Construction.

– Shipyards (shipbuilding).

– Production of industrial vehicles.

– Aeronautics and aerospace industry.

– Arms industry.

3. Light industries or use and consumption industries: They produce consumer goods directly aimed to the consumer. This block includes the following industries:

– Food industry (including the production of beverages).

– Tobacco industry.

– Appliances and other electrical appliances.

– Computers and telecommunications information technology.

– Pharmaceutical industry and light chemistry.

– Biotechnology.

– Textile, leather and footwear.

– Furniture.

– Graphic arts.

Click here to access the report. And remember if you have workers in Spain or if you are thinking about forming a company in Spain, don´t hesitate to contact our team of experts.

By: Estela Martín

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