Continente; Centro (P); Oeste
Location of affected unit(s)
Torres Vedras
Manufacture Of Basic Metal And Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacture Of Basic Metals
24.5 - Casting of metals

100 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
16 May 2013
Employment effect (start)
31 May 2013
Foreseen end date


The Fundição de Dois Portos, a Portuguese foundry located in Torres Vedras, will close causing 100 workers to lose their jobs. The contracts of these 100 workers were suspended in March.

In the creditors’ assembly, the insolvency of the company was approved. No recovery plan will be adopted.

The deterioration of economic profitability, the liquidity crisis, the accumulation of debts of the clients and the cash management problems are some of the causes of the insolvency.

The foundry has more than two hundred creditors and debts amounting to 23 million euros. Among the creditors, there are around 100 workers who will receive a total amount of 2 million euros due to redundancy payments, wages, holidays and Christmas allowances in arrears.

Founded 65 years ago, the foundry sales accounted for 5.2 million euros in 2011. 50% of its production was for export (mainly to France, Switzerland and North Africa); in the order book the company had sales for 1.2 million euros.

Nonetheless, the company closed last year with a loss of nearly one million euros and liabilities for 16 million euros.


  • 16 May 2013: TVI24


Eurofound (2013), Fundição Dois Portos, Bankruptcy in Portugal, factsheet number 75435, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75435.