Business expansion
Continente; Norte; Alto Trás-os-Montes
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.3 - Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles

400 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
13 July 2015
Employment effect (start)
13 July 2015
Foreseen end date


Faurecia, a French automotive parts manufacturer, will invest 40 million euros in expanding its plant in Bragança (North Portugal). This expansion will create 400 jobs. This investment results from an agreement between Faurecia and the Portuguese State. Recruitment is already in progress and covers both employees for units as well as for the office and administration. The new unit will produce emission control systems, "with the most innovative technology" such as nitrogen oxides reduction systems (NOx). Faurecia currently employs more than 720 people in Bragança. In Portugal since 1951, the French group employs more than 3,700 people in six Portuguese factories (Bragança, Nelas, Palmela, Vouzela and two in São João da Madeira). Among the main customers of Faurecia Portugal are Mercedes, Jaguar Land Rover, Skoda, Daimler, RSA, PSA, General Motors, Renault, Nissan, VW, Citroen, Peugeot and Seat.


  • 13 July 2015: Jornal de negocios


Eurofound (2015), Faurecia, Business expansion in Portugal, factsheet number 84240, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/84240.