Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal


Portugal-based Pecol Automotive has invested €6 million in new machinery to increase its production capacity, as well as enable it to continue offering optimised solutions to its customers.

With this new investment, Pecol Automotive will double its current capacity of 25 tonnes of annealed material to 50 tonnes per day. Its first raw material annealing furnace was opened two years ago and the infrastructure to install the second annealing furnace is already in place for operation in 2022.


Also within the production area, Pecol Automotive will make other significant investments including 6 cold stamping machines of 5 and 6 stations, a threading machine and 4 more automatic selection machines will be installed. With the arrival of new machines, the layout of the selection sector has also suffered significant restructuring to make the flow between selection and logistics more optimised.


Pecol Automotive’s secondary operations will also undergo restructuring with the installation of machining lines with robotised cell feeding. This technology is even more relevant as it enhances R&D processes and allows the company to offer a wider range of solutions to its customers.


This investment package aims to provide Pecol Automotive with a robust capacity to respond to market demands. As part of this investment, Pecol has also installed more photovoltaic panels in the industrial park totalling 1MW, which will represent a saving in electrical energy, already in 2021, of approximately 680,000 kWh.