Business expansion
Continente; Alentejo; Alto Alentejo
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Other Transport Equipment
30 - Manufacture of other transport equipment

578 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
27 July 2008
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2011


Embraer, a Brazilian aerospace conglomerate, has announced the creation of 578 jobs with the development of two new industrial units in Évora for the manufacturing of complex airframe structures. The unit producing metallic assemblies will employ 440 people while the other unit manufacturing composite materials will employ another 138. More than 1000 jobs will be created by supplier companies. The choice of the location resulted from a careful evaluation of several factors including potential access to qualified labour, logistical infrastructure and the presence of an aeronautical technological centre. Highly automated manufacturing processes and state-of-the-art technologies will be in use in the new units. The estimated investment is of € 100 million (for the unit producing metallic assemblies) and € 48 million (for the unit producing composites) over the next six years.


  • 27 July 2008: Público


Eurofound (2008), Embraer, Business expansion in Portugal, factsheet number 66950, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/66950.