Your one-group partner in Spain

SIT Transportes Internacionales
Av. Fuentemar, 13
E-28823 Coslada – Madrid

Company Profile

SIT Transportes Internationales was established in 1960. Since then, the Company has been in a constant state of steady development, maintaining its leadership in Spain in the International removal and fine arts sector and achieving prestigious worldwide recognition. With a flexible business model, SIT is capable of adapting to different scenarios. Competitive advantages such as diversification of services, tailored to each customer’s contract and their financial situation, allow SIT to adapt their services, always with the commitment to maximize customer satisfaction.

Also, in order to provide the most complete service to their clients, SIT introduced a relocations service 5 years ago. In this way, they are able to provide an integral service which suits the specific requirements of their clients, providing a sole contact to resolve all legal procedures as well as the logistics involved in the installation of a family in a new home.

In their 50 years of experience in professional packing and transport services, SIT has developed a wide diversity as well as quantity of different activities, all  provided by their professional team made up of more than 200 employees working in their network of offices and agencies. For international relocation, their working system utilizes their close relationship with those agents that can offer the best service in each country. The company belongs to the most prestigious relocation and international moving associations and is proud to be a member of the one group.

Relocation Services

SIT Grupo Empresarial
Av. Fuentemar, 13
E-28823 Coslada – Madrid
Spain

Tel: +34 916 710 608
Fax: +34 916 740 654

www.sitspain.com

Locations: Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid, Seville

 

Contacts

Inés Tabuenca (Management)
Tel: +34 916 710 608
[email protected]

Valentina Arroba, CERP2 (Relocation Manager/Rates)
Tel: +34 916 710 608
[email protected]

Beatriz Escribano (HR)
Tel:+34 916 710 608
[email protected]

Luis Culla (Quality Manager/Auditor/Finance)
Tel:+34 916 710 608
[email protected]

Moving Services

SIT Grupo Empresarial
Av. Fuentemar, 13
E-28823 Coslada – Madrid
Spain

Tel: +34 916 710 608
Fax: +34 916 740 654

www.sitspain.com

Locations: Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid, Seville

 

Contacts

Inés Tabuenca (Management)
Tel: +34 916 710 608
[email protected]

Enrique Escudero (Moving Operations Committee)
Tel: +34 916 710 608
[email protected]

Kristian Jensen, CERP2 (Corporate Sales)
Tel: +34 916 710 608
[email protected]

Thomas Saurer (Rates)
Tel: +34 916 710 608
[email protected]

Beatriz Escribano (HR)
Tel:+34 916 710 608
[email protected]

Luis Culla (Quality Manager/Auditor/Finance)
Tel: +34 916 710 608
[email protected]

Government typeParliamentary Monarchy
CapitalMadrid
Total Area504,782 km²
IndustriesTextiles and clothing (including footwear), food and beverages, metals and metal manufactures, chemicals, shipbuilding, automobiles, machine tools, tourism, clay and refractory products, footwear, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment
Famous CitiesBarcelona, Bilbao, Madrid, Málaga, Sevilla, Valencia
Official languagesCastilian Spanish 74% (nationwide), Catalan 17%, Galician 7% and Basque 2% (official regionally)
Country code+34
CurrencyEuro (EUR)
Voltage220 V
Public Holidays

Top 10 Factors when relocating to Spain

Real Estate and Housing – The real estate market in Spain is very dynamic. In the last few years a very large number of new flats and houses have been constructed. A very wide range of accommodation is available to the expat; flats and apartments in urban zones and houses in more rural areas.

Schools – In Madrid and Barcelona there are more than 20 international schools. English, French and German – in that order – are the most used languages in the international schools. The school year begins in September and ends in June. In spite of the large number of international schools, the demand is quite large and therefore it is highly recommendable to reserve a place at the desired school well in advance.

Bureaucracy – dealing with Spanish public administration can be complicated and time-consuming. A simple matter could require visiting different desks and queuing up for many hours.

Transportation – Public transport in Spain is very efficient and an economical way to get around. In the major cities you will find metro lines, buses and trains. There is a vast network of trains, high-speed trains and bussed linking the major cities in Spain. A great effort is being made by the Spanish state to connect the major Spanish cities with modern high-speed trains.

A regional country – Spain is divided into different administrative regions, some of them with their own unique language and special legislation. Cataluña, Basque Country and Galicia have their own recognized languages separate from the common language, Spanish. The cultural diversity is great from North to South, reflecting the different conditions of life.

Healthcare – the public healthcare system in Spain functions well and hospitals are generally very good, with an efficient and fairly rapid service. Even though it is not necessary to have private health insurance in Spain, there are many such insurance companies in the country offering a wide range of services e.g. for specialized dental services.

Bank system – the Spanish banking system is very modern and functions well. There are a large number of banks and savings banks with very easy procedures for opening accounts and issuing credit cards.

Life rhythm – the rhythm of life of the Spaniards is drastically different to other European countries. Generally, the Spaniards eat very little breakfast, if at all. In contrast, their lunch eaten around 2pm is the big meal of the day. Dinner is normally late – around 9-10 pm – and people consequently go to bed relatively late. This rhythm means fewer hours for sleep than in other countries. By the way, the famous Spanish ‘Siesta’ does not happen any longer in the major cities.

Shopping – Spain has double the average number of smaller shops in the European Union. These are generally in the older city neighborhoods, whereas the big supermarkets tend to lie in the rapidly expanding Spanish suburbs. You will find a bar or restaurant for every 143 inhabitants. Shops are open from Monday to Saturday. Opening hours for the big supermarkets are 10:00 – 22:00 and for smaller shops 10:00 – 20:00, in many cases with a lunch break from around 14:00 to 17:00.

Communication – the average Spaniard has few foreign language skills. This is changing however, and the younger generations are now catching up. English is the most studied language.