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Portugal offers unique competitive advantages for the development of naval construction and repair sector

  • Industrial Production year-on-year change rate was 2.8%.
  • Manufacturing Industry year-on-year change rate was 4.7% ( 2017).
  • Portugal is among the world’s largest mould makers, particularly when it comes to moulds for plastics.
  • Portuguese companies build aero structures for Airbus, Embraer and Pilatus airplanes, moulds and pieces such as cabinets, cockpit consoles and fuel tanks.
  • Peugeot Citröen, Volkswagen, Mitsubishi Fuso and Toyota have chosen Portugal to install their factories.
Key developments

There has been a move towards a greater focus on the development, growth and positioning of new sectors that utilize larger amounts of technology. Significant progress has been made in sectors such as the automotive and components sector, electronics, energy, pharmaceutical sector and industries related to new technologies for information and telecommunications.

Portugal has the natural resources to be a self-sufficient country, with developments in renewable energy technology industries, such as: biomass, wind, geothermal, hydro, hydrogen, oceans and solar.

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AutomotiveTextile & ClothingManufacturingLife SciencesPetrochemical & Chemical
Bosch – invented for lifeCoelimaEmbraerBiogen IdecGalp
Delphi – automotive systemsSalsaContinentalMedinfar
TRW – automotiveImpetusAutoeuropaTecnimede
SAS – automotive systemsConfetilSolvay
Benteler – automotiveSacoor
PrehBorgstena Textil
Grupo Simoldes
MouldsMetalworkingPull & PapperAeronauticBuilding MaterialsRenewables
SocemAdiraAmorimTAP – Maintenance & enginneering
Mold itProzincoPortucel

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