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Elementis, a company operating in the chemical sector, will invest three million euros in the country's first global center of excellence and research and development (R&D) laboratory, which will open in the first half of 2024, in Porto.

According to a report by ECO, 100 jobs will be created by the end of 2024 in this space, which will serve as a showcase for clients from all over Europe. The British company also plans to invest six million euros annually in people, facilities and laboratories.


The UK-listed company, which has operations around the world, has already filled 40 vacancies in Porto in the areas of human resources, finance, information technology, legal, commercial, purchasing and research and development. “Employees based in Porto will collaborate with Elementis teams located in Europe and the American continent, but some of the functions will have a global scope”, informs the company in a statement.


The future Porto unit will support both of Elementis' business segments – personal care and performance specialties –, while also reinforcing the current research and development capacity of the company's laboratories in Asia and the American continent. The company operates in the personal care sector, namely cosmetic actives and antiperspirants.


Among the reasons for choosing Porto are the quality talent available, the business environment beneficial to Elementis' objectives and the city's existing infrastructure. As well as the opportunity to collaborate with the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, through the Center for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF) of the Escola Superior de Biotecnologia. The company also identifies as an added value “the Portuguese time zone, which is ideal for meeting the needs of customers and the company’s other locations on the American continent and Europe”.


in TPN