Hispano Suiza is a historic Spanish automobile brand owned by four generations of the Suqué Mateu family. Hispano Suiza Fábrica de Automóviles S.A. was founded in Barcelona in 1904 by Damián Mateu, with the help of technical director and engineer Marc Birkigt, also a partner in the company.
Between 1904 and 1946, Hispano Suiza manufactured more than 12,000 high-performance luxury vehicles and 50,000 aircraft engines. Today, with its headquarters, technical center and manufacturing plant in Barcelona, Hispano Suiza embodies a spirit that combines the pride of being a Spanish brand with a strong family legacy.
Since its founding, four generations of the Suqué Mateu family have preserved the family brand, bringing momentum and dynamism to maintain its significant heritage. When the founder’s son Miguel Mateu took over from him as the head of the company, he continued to produce prestigious, high-end vehicles.
Hispano Suiza is part of the Peralada Group, which represents the pinnacle of luxury dining and entertainment through its global portfolio of casinos, restaurants, hotels, golf courses, vineyards, music festivals and marinas.