Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

Industrializando la España interior: El ensamblaje del Renault 4CV en la “FASA de Valladolid”, 1951-1958


Author Info

  • Tomás Fernández de Sevilla

    (Universitat de Barcelona)

Registered author(s):


    Fabricación de Automóviles SA (FASA) was founded in Valladolid in 1951. FASA owned the licence to manufacture the Renault 4CV in Spain, and between 1953 and 1958 produced 26,298 units, which represented 29% of the total Spanish output. The period was marked by disagreements both between the Spanish partners and between the Spanish partners and Renault, the technology supplier, and by the need to satisfy the requirements of domestic production. Drawing on unpublished primary sources of information (the Minutes of the Board of Directors and the Shareholders’ Meetings) the article analyses the development of FASA during its early years. The article explores the hypothesis that the developer of FASA decided to locate the factory in Valladolid for personal reasons. Moreover, it shows that the fact that the Spanish market was closed was the main factor in obliging Renault to grant the manufacturing licences. KEY Classification-JEL: L62, N64, N84, O14

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL:
    Download Restriction: Online material can be downloaded freely, but a moving wall of three issues apply. The last three issues are only available for registered members of the Asociación Española de Historia Económica.

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.

    Bibliographic Info

    Article provided by Asociación Española de Historia Económica in its journal Investigaciones de Historia Económica (IHE) Journal of the Spanish Economic History Association.

    Volume (Year): 6 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 03 ()
    Pages: 133-162

    as in new window
    Handle: RePEc:ahe:invest:v:06:y:2010:i:03:p:133-162

    Contact details of provider:
    Web page:
    More information through EDIRC

    Related research

    Keywords: Industry; Automobile; FASA; Renault;

    Find related papers by JEL classification:


    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.



    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.


    Access and download statistics


    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ahe:invest:v:06:y:2010:i:03:p:133-162. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (José Antonio Miranda).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.