Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal


Novares has inaugurated the new factory extension at its Arouca manufacturing facility in Portugal in a ceremony attended by the French Ambassador.

The plant was extended by 1500 m² to 3,400 m² in total, to accommodate new machinery, which in terms of capacity, has increased from a maximum of 450 tons to 2,100 tons clamping force.


The extension allows the factory to apply the company's standard in terms of production flows and serve customer, PSA at all its main plants in Europe, such as Vigo and Mangualde in Portugal, Poissy in France, Trnava in Slovakia, Kenitra in Morocco and Zaragoza in Spain.


The factory produces a range of engines, interior and exterior parts for the automotive industry, including under body covers, engine beauty covers and central consoles.


Work started on the extension in September, 2018 and was completed last month.


The workforce will increase from the pre-extension 78 to an anticipated 100 people by the end of this year.