Sourcing in Portugal

Overview by
Type of Production
In 2007, industry represented 25.9% of GDP and 30.5% of employment. The pharmaceuticals, automobiles, biotechnologies, molds, and new information and communication technologies (NICT) industries occupied an important place in the industrial landscape.
Manufacturers Associations of the Main Industries
Association of the automobile branch (AFIA)
Association of the mold industry (CEFAMOL)

Type of Manufacturers

Original Equipment Manufacturers
OEMs in Portugal are generally pharmaceutical laboratories, some textile and top-of-the-range shoe companies.
For some years now, Portugal has been a country with many opportunities for subcontracting because of its geographical proximity and low labor cost. The association of the metallurgical and metalomechanical sector has even created a service: " the subcontracting exchange". There are still opportunities in the textile and furniture sectors.
Useful Resources
Minho Industrial association

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