Business expansion
Continente; Norte; Grande Porto
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Publishing Of Information; Production And Programming Of Audiovisual
Publishing Activities
58.29 - Other software publishing

200 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
6 April 2022
Employment effect (start)
1 May 2022
Foreseen end date
31 December 2022


The Critical Manufacturing, a subsidiary of the ASM Pacific Technology Limited, located in Maia, North Portugal, will recruit 200 new workers until the end of 2022.  The company is looking for industrial management and software development engineers, but also professionals for areas such as project management, support, marketing and commercial. Currently, the company employs more than 300 employees.

In 2021, the company recorded a growth of 65% compared to 2020, and for 2022 the forecasts point to a 60% increase in sales.

Currently, 99% of Critical Manufacturing employees continue in telework, with no drop in productivity in these two years of pandemic. However, the company does not believe in a 100% remote work regime, but rather in a hybrid model. 



Eurofound (2022), Critical Manufacturing Portugal, Business expansion in Portugal, factsheet number 106559, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/106559.