EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Portugal
Region: Península de Setúbal; Lisboa; Continente
Location of affected unit(s): Palmela


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.1 - Manufacture of motor vehicles

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 16-01-2017
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 16-01-2017
Planned Job Creation: 1500

Additional Information

Car manufacturer Autoeuropa has announced the creation of 1,500 jobs at its factory in Palmela, Setúbal. The new jobs are due to the production of a new car model (SUV T-Roc), which is scheduled to start in the second half of 2017. Second and third shifts will be reintroduced at the factory. By 2018, Autoeuropa intends to be able to produce 200,000 vehicles yearly. Recruitment for the new positions is reported to be already underway.