CIE Automotive SA is an international industrial group that designs and produces components and sub-assemblies for the automotive sector for both vehicle's manufacturers and first level (Tier 1) suppliers. It operates through the following business segments: Automotive and Solutions & Services (Smart Innovation). The Automotive segment relates to the production of parts and components for the automotive industry. It designs and manufactures automotive components globally with approximately 100 plants worldwide. Positioned as a second level (Tier 2) supplier, it offers its products to both vehicle manufactures and Tier 1 suppliers. The Solutions & Services (Smart Innovation) segment provides solutions and services which aim to make productive processes of their customers, under the common denominator of intelligent sensorization and environmental data collection and an active application of knowledge and technology (Smart Innovation concept). CIE Automotive offers technologies such as forging, die-cast aluminum, casting, machining, metal stamping and tube forming and plastic and roof systems. The company was founded on April 13, 1939 and is headquartered in Bilbao, Spain.