The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing €200 million to Spanish company Gestamp to invest in its research and development programme. The financing is guaranteed by the European Fund for Strategic Investments. Gestamp, which employs some 43,000 personnel, will use the financial support to develop safer, lighter vehicles with lower emissions. The R&D activities will take place in Gestamp’s plants in Spain, Germany, France and Sweden.
Economy Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni said: “With the financial backing of the European Investment Bank under InvestEU, Gestamp will invest in the development of vehicles which are safer, less polluting, and more efficient. An investment in a green future which we must continue building together once we emerge from this crisis.”
The press release is available here. As of April 2020, the Investment Plan for Europe has mobilized €478.4 billion of investment across the EU, including €55.1bn in Spain, and supported 1.17 million start-ups and small and medium-sized businesses.