GreenAuto: Green innovation for the Automotive Industry

The purpose of this Agenda consists in transforming the national automotive sector, in the scope of the current transition to low emission vehicles. The promotors of the Agenda are industrial and research & innovation (R&I) entities, with extensive know-how related to the automotive industry, either by participating in the development, implementation and industrialization of new vehicles and their components, or through experience in the development and implementation of production technologies employed by automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The Agenda will create the technical and operational conditions for Peugeot Citroën Automóveis Portugal, S.A. (Stellantis Mangualde) to start the production of a new light commercial vehicle (LCV) in Portugal, namely a battery electric light commercial vehicle (BE-LCV). To achieve this purpose while ensuring a high level of incorporation of national inputs, Stellantis Mangualde will be the end-user of the technologies and components to be developed by the industrial and R&I entities, within the scope of the Agenda. Having this in mind, this Agenda is composed of several work packages (WP): WP 1 focus on the industrialization of an innovative BE-LCV; WP 2 to 7 focus on the development and industrialization of new vehicle systems and components; and WP 8 to 10 focus on the development of manufacturing technologies required to drive down the still higher cost of manufacturing electric vehicles compared to internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. With a collaborative effort between business and R&D entities, the context of WP10 of the GreenAuto Agenda is focused on developing new solutions for autonomous systems typically used in the automotive industry, and PPS18: 3D navigation system for mobile robots, fits the vision defined for WP10: Automated Logistics for the Automotive Industry. Thus, the overall goal of PPS 18 is to promote R&Di activities for the development of a navigation system for Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR), robust and in complex real contexts and circumstances, based on the fusion of sensors, precision GPS, odometry, 3D cameras, gyroscope and accelerometers.

ACRONYM: GreenAuto











Inês Alves e José Gouveia




Copo Group, is involved in the project ADVANSEAT through its company Copo Ibérica, S.A. This project is part of the CDTI’s (Centre for Technological Development) CIEN Strategic Plan and with support from the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.



Copo Group, through its company Componentes de Vehículos de Galicia S.A., has been granted by Inega, the subsidy of the Instituto Enerxético de Galicia to projects of Savings and Efficiency in the industry and services of the year 2017.

Copo Group, through its company Componentes de Vehículos de Galicia S.A., has been granted by Inega, the subsidy of the Instituto Enerxético de Galicia to projects of Savings and Efficiency in the industry and services of the year 2016.

Copo Group, through its company Copo Galicia S.L., has been granted by Inega, the subsidy of the Instituto Enerxético de Galicia to projects of Savings and Efficiency in the industry and services of the year 2016.


ROBERTOwill develop an industrial robotic system that will allow the safe use of industrial robots – ITC -20161153.

Framed in the INNTERCONECTA 2016 Program, the project consortium is led by DGH Ingeniería (the first Spanish company to implement a system based on automotive collaborative robotics in Spain), and complemented by ONTECH (a technology company specialized in the development of I3TE (a company with extensive experience in the development of industrial electronics for locating and predicting movements), ITERA (a technology-based company that develops multifunctional tools), GRUPO COPO (a company specialized in the manufacture of foams and fabrics for seats inside of the automobile sector) and IZMAR (company specialized in metal transformation for various industrial sectors).

This group of companies has the collaboration of AIMEN Centro Tecnológico.

The ROBERTO project combines state-of-the-art technology to create an integrated system that allows the safe use of industrial robots (high load capacity) in shared working environments without fencing.


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DIGI4AUT: Digitalisation of automotive foam manufacturing processes.

The new DIGI4AUT project between the Copo Group’s Technological Centre, COPO Business Group and AIMEN Technological Centre arises due to the need to commercialize a wide range of customizable products, contemplating a multitude of combinations in assembly and requiring the development of new strategies. The new advanced factory concept enables an efficient, agile and flexible manufacturing model adapted to vehicle interior components.

DIGI4AUT will focus on digitilizing the manufacturing process as a platform to implement an Advanced Factory 4.0 model, proposing the development of technologies that connect the physical and digital world with the following characteristics: Connectivity: acquisition of all relevant system information; Digitalization: generating a digital twin of the real plant; Reconfigurability: implementing machines, cells and plants reconfigurable and Cognitive: implementing the Cognitive Factory, where machines and processes are readjusted due to manufacturing variations.

DIGI4AUT is te result of the union between COPO Group and AIMEN, by continuing the work developed in the NEWFOAM and HIGHPPE projects, demonstrating the high capacity of collaboration between technology center and company. DIGI4AUT will complement these projects by focusing on digitilizing manufacturing as a platform that in a flexible and efficient way, addresses the manufacture of higher performance foams.