On 16th May 1983, CESVIMAP came into being, a research centre for automobile repair, first of all, and for all wheeled vehicles later, alongside the Technological Centre for Fire, and the Centre for Environmental Hygiene.

This project comprised 8 members of staff and a budget of 180,000 euros (30 million pesetas at that time), but its most important component was its high expectations, leading it to today’s 110 employees and a budget of 11.76 million euros.

In these 35 years of existence, CESVIMAP has conducted research into almost 550 vehicles, but has obtained repair and paintwork times for more than 12,000, and has classified more than 127,000, paying attention to the risk they represent for insurance companies. From conducting research solely into passenger cars, nowadays research is into all types of vehicles – industrial, agricultural, motorcycles, buses, bicycles… -. The results have been communicated to more than 60,000 people through 5,000 courses, 780 videos and 104 issues of Revista CESVIMAP, its magazine, to date. With the activity of this centre 45,000 tons of CO2 have been prevented from being released into the atmosphere, recycling the parts from 35,000 vehicles.

A great quantity of figures which when written down don’t give the full picture of how keen we are to innovate, to create new centres and facilities to apply new technologies to new products.

For the third time in the 35 years of its existence, CESVIMAP is host to the RCAR 2018 Annual Conference. RCAR brings together Research Centres which are cutting edge when it comes to anything regarding the phenomenon of the automobile worldwide, always from the viewpoint of insurance companies, as a contribution to society, to make transport and mobility a safe, affordable and even recreational activity. All the knowledge and know-how that is shared in the technical sessions will be of enormous use to the insurance sector, and also to citizens in general.