Ayats is the trading name of Carrocerías Ayats SA, a Spanish-based coachbuilder. The company constructs a range of coach bodies on a variety of chassis, and also manufacture their own integral products. Their products are used throughout Europe. The company was established in 1905 by Mr. Juan Ayats in Arbúcies, a village in the Selva county of the province of Girona, Catalonia, Spain. This small town offered the advantage of being in the midst of a densely forested area ("Selva" means "forest" in Catalan), useful since the bodyworks were made of wood at the time. Ayats is one of several cochbuilders based in Arbúcies; others include Indcar (the oldest of them), Beulas, Noge and Boari.