Business expansion
Continente; Alentejo; Baixo Alentejo
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Electrical Equipment
27.2 - Manufacture of batteries and accumulators

600 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
17 January 2008
Employment effect (start)
31 January 2008
Foreseen end date


The Shangai Union Technology group (one of the biggest rapid

prototyping system supplier in mainland of China) is going to invest

221 millions euro in the creation of a production unit of alkaline batteries in Beja.

When a full production is reached, it will employ nearly 600 workers. 30 to 40 technical staff will come from China and the remaining workers will be hired locally.

The company should initiate activity in Beja still in 2008 with

the installation of the first phase of the project that will create jobs

to around 80 Portuguese workers.

The industrial unit will be installed in three phases and it is going to

occupy a six hectares area in the Industrial Park of Beja.


  • : Grupo empresarial de Xangai pretende investir 221 milhões de euros em Beja


Eurofound (2008), Shangai Union Technology group, Business expansion in Portugal, factsheet number 66321, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/66321.