Business expansion
Continente; Centro (P);
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Wood And Paper Materials
Manufacture Of Wood And Of Products Of Wood And Cork, Except Furniture; Manufacture Of Articles Of Straw And Plaiting Materials
16 - Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials

700 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
14 May 2007
Employment effect (start)
1 September 2007
Foreseen end date
30 June 2008


The premises of Johnson Controls in Nelas, which is closing down in September 2007, have been bought by Basmad – Society of Management and Social Participations, SGPS, INC. A new company is going to be created – Sivenner – Folhas de Madeira Lda, which will start its activity in January 2008. Sivenner will employ, in a first phase in September 2007, around 300 former workers of Johnson Controls. Later, and until mid 2008, the company is planning to employ 400 additional employees. The new company is going to produce wood sheets to export to several countries in Europe.


  • 14 May 2007: Público
  • 14 May 2007: Jornal de Notícias
  • 15 May 2007: www.asbeiras.pt


Eurofound (2007), Siveneer, Business expansion in Portugal, factsheet number 65368, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/65368.