This was a period of great expansion for the timber sector. Montseny’s rich forests served as a base for the fi rst coach bodies
AYATS built. Advances in sheet metal work and painting trades meant that metal sheets could be used as exterior fi nishes for the bodies. The 11 year old Joan Vilà i Carré was taken on as an apprentice in this period.
He was to become the general manager of the workshop. At the end of the decade this was at 16, Camprodon street in Arbúcies.
As time passed, the small workshop became an increasingly solid company. The founder’s son-in-law Remigio García and his son Joaquim Ayats Vilà joined AYATS.