Car production in Spain between 1920 and 1940

General Motors settled in Malaga in 1925, moved to Barcelona in 1927, where it closed again in 1939. Ford USA built an assembly plant in Cadiz Freeport, Spain in 1920, which moved to Barcelona in 1923. Prefabricated parts in the US were assembled on site. This plant closed under pressure from the Franco dictatorship in 1953 because very few Spanish raw materials were used to manufacture the parts and very few skilled Spanish workers were employed to assemble the parts. The Ford plant in Barcelona produced the A, 8 H.P. and V8.A