Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The Basque Country, one of the most advanced regions in the world

Every year, LANDER is pleased to receive its customers from around the world at its headquarters in San Sebastián, Basque Country.

This greatly facilitates being able to know first-hand the needs of each individual and company, and without a doubt, it is the ideal framework for customers to see first-hand the technology developed by the company and the enormous potential and history of the industry that supports LANDER throughout the region. With companies such as Gamesa, CIE Automotive, Viscofán, Acorn, Orkli or Tubacex, world leaders in their sector.

With a surface area of 7,234 Km2 and over 2,100,000 inhabitants, the Basque country is in the 81st position in the list of OECD countries by GDP per capita, with a total of 330 countries. The industrial sector represents 23.5% of the GDP and exports represent 31.9%, with a 130% productivity rate per worker.

Every year, the Basque government shows its commitment to the development of industry with the aim of improving the competitiveness of its companies, offering grants and aid to allow them to continue developing new products and technologies, in a region in which R&D&I represents 2.03% of the GDP.

Driven by its own innovative character and the support of the Hazitek Programme, LANDER has secured funding for the ZL-2019/00081 - SIMELEC and ZL-2019/00462 - SIM-ALL projects this year, which will soon be materialised in the form of real applications for the driving simulators developed by the company for the entire land transport sector.

The Hazitek Programme is jointly funded by the Basque Government and the European Union through the 2014-2020 European Regional Development Fund (FEDER), making an essential contribution to the global competitiveness of the Basque production network and achieving results with a significant economic impact.

We would like to thank all institutions for the support received since the establishment of LANDER, something that has undoubtedly contributed to the company's growth in the past few years.