The PTA is located in the city of Málaga, strategically located on the southern coast of Spain, in the historic region of Andalucia. The area is known for its appealing topography and enviable Mediterranean climate, with an average yearly temperature of 18.2º C and over 3,000 hours of sun per year, as well as a wide range of sport and leisure activities as a result of its superb tourism infrastructure.
The city of Málaga, and more specifically the area located in the valley of the Guadalhorce River, is well-connected to the national transport networks heading North and East-West, as well as to the high-speed train line (the AVE), connecting it with the rest of the country. More and more companies from the industrial and services sectors are setting up in this area, thus contributing to the creation of a strong industrial infrastructure.
The city has a young and dynamic university with over 40,000 students, 20 faculties and higher education institutions, amongst which those devoted to Information and Manufacturing Technologies are particularly noteworthy, thus ensuring the availability of highly specialised labour.
Málaga airport has the fourth highest volume of passengers in Spain and offers direct connections to the whole of Europe, America and some cities on other continents.
The tourist and commercial port has served as an entrance to the city throughout its history, and currently represents a great asset for companies interested in Mediterranean and North African markets. Algeciras container port (the largest in Spain) is only a short distance away by road.
Málaga and its surroundings offer excellent living conditions, including the beaches of the Costa del Sol, and are located close to the nature reserves of the Serranía de Ronda, an excellent hotel, sport and leisure infrastructure (40 golf courses and 10 marinas), the ski resort of Sierra Nevada and a large selection of quality real estate for sale or rent.
The quality of life and economic development of the area make it an ideal place for setting up research and development centres and high-tech industries.