The PTA is located in the city of Malaga along the southern coast of Spain, in the historic region of Andalusia. The area is known for its appealing topography, enviable Mediterranean climate, with an average yearly temperature of 18.2º C and over 3,000 sun hours per year, and a large variety of sport and leisure activities as a result of its superb tourist infrastructures.
The city of Malaga, and the area located in the valley of the Guadalhorce River, are well connected to the national communication networks by means of newly built highways running parallel to the coast and northwards and the High-speed train line (AVE) connecting Madrid and Málaga . More and more companies devoted to industrial and service activities are setting up in this area, thus contributing to the creation of an important industrial infrastructure.
The city has a young and dynamic university with over 40,000 students, 20 faculties and centres of higher learning, of which those devoted to information and production technologies are particularly noteworthy, thus ensuring the availability of highly specialised labour.
The Malaga airport offers direct connections to all of Europe, America and some cities of other continents (about 13 million passengers in 2006).
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.
The container port of Algeciras, the biggest of Spain, is only an hour away.
Malaga and its surroundings offer excellent living conditions, including the beaches of the Costa del Sol, near the nature preserves of the Serranía de Ronda, excellent hotel, sport and leisure infrastructures (40 golf courses and 10 pleasure ports), the ski resort of Sierra Nevada (just 90 minutes away by car) 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.