Business expansion
Continente; Centro (P); Baixo Vouga
Location of affected unit(s)
Ovar, Braga
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26.30 - Manufacture of communication equipment

361 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
22 October 2022
Employment effect (start)
22 October 2022
Foreseen end date
30 April 2023


German engineering company Bosch is planning to invest €6.5 million in the production of electric bicycles (e-bikes) and will recruit 351 people by April 2023. Among those 351 workers in Ovar: 300 will be for the production team, 30 technicians and engineers and 21 workers for Research and Development (R&D) in Ovar. Still in 2022, 11 professionals will be recruited in Braga. The new workers will integrate different areas, notably software engineering and development, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering and UX/UI Design.

This new team will be dedicated to the development of remote controls, displays (touch screens) and other connectable devices that support the management and control of an electric bicycle. It will also be responsible for some high-precision assembly and control processes.

In Portugal, Bosch operates three units in North Portugal - Braga, Ovar, and in Aveiro - directly employing almost six thousand jobs.



Eurofound (2022), Bosch Security Systems, Business expansion in Portugal, factsheet number 107658, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/107658.