EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Portugal
Region: Grande Lisboa; Lisboa; Continente
Location of affected unit(s): Lisboa


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

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 06-11-2018
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 06-11-2018
Planned Job Creation: 300

Additional Information

German automaker Volkswagen has announced the opening of its new software development centre in Lisbon, which will employ 300 IT specialists. According to a spokesperson for the company, the centre will focus on developing software for digital ecosystems and internal processes of the group. One third of the new employees are expected to work on cloud-based services and specifically for the commercial vehicle sector for MAN Truck and Bus. As of November 2018, the Volkswagen Group employs around 650,000 people globally.