Aeronautical, Space and Defence
Portugal is an expert in the aerospace industry. Some of the specialties include building air crafts and drones, and developing software that allows to explore space.
We build aero structures for Airbus, Embraer and Pilatus airplanes, moulds and pieces such as cabinets, cockpit consoles and fuel tanks. We develop elevators, fairing and components for wings. Airbus uses fiber optics sensors made in Portugal in its aircrafts.

The Portuguese experience within the aviation industry also includes the maintenance of intricate airplanes or the development of new businesses, such as wet leasing. Within the defence area, we build aero structures for the innovative KC-390 and develop unmanned aircrafts which are critical for military and public safety operations for NATO, United Nations and European Union.

We provide safety for the space industry. NASA and ESA use Portuguese software to detect and correct flaws in their critical systems in order to avoid accidents. And do you know how they protect their aircrafts' sensors from temperatures above 2000 ºC? They use Portuguese cork.

We are at the forefront of aviation industry. The LIFE Project received the Crystal Cabin Award - the aircraft cabin "Oscars" - for creating the interior of an ecological sustainable airplane. We are one step ahead, making the flying experience more safe, comfortable and technologically advanced.
Everyday, Portuguese factories deliver cars, trucks, buses and components that give life to big global brands and help move people. Whether it's a comfortable car for transporting your family, a real work machine to push forward your business or buses, our country has it all.
Portugal has big car manufacturers that choose our country in order to assemble the pieces of an intricate and sophisticated puzzle that moves the world. Peugeot Citröen, Volkswagen, Mitsubishi Fuso and Toyota have chosen Portugal to install their factories.

Portugal has companies that make several pieces such as dashboards, batteries and doors, among several other components with technology and art, which big manufacturers incorporate in big brands in order to guarantee the high quality of their brands. Audi, BMW, Peugeot Citroën, Porsche, Mercedes, Renault, Volkswagen and Volvo are some of our biggest component clients.

The big brands choose Portugal, where they can find a combination of cutting-edge technology, skilled labour, research and innovation. These brands choose Portugal because they can find certified companies by the most demanding international quality standards.

Choosing a car is an important choice and, for many people, it is the choice of a lifetime. The quality, technology, safety of the parts make the final product a true work of art, highly appreciated by everyone and for a long time.

That is why the big global brands choose Portugal when it's time to bring their automotive creations to life.
Construction Materials
Stadiums, palaces and hotels. Portuguese construction materials are present in demanding works all over the world. Superior quality, innovation and design are the reasons that lead to a global presence.
Rockefeller Center, in New York. Conference Palace Hotel, in Abu Dhabi. Sagrada Família, in Barcelona. Iconic buildings that Portuguese materials helped to build or refurbish.

Cement, metal, glass and plastic. Cork, wood, ornamental stones and rocks, paints and varnishes or ceramics. Portuguese materials have a versatility that allows to build the most daring ideas sought by modern architecture.

Exterior façades in cork. Pink marble floor, the most crystalline in the world.

Portuguese construction materials have quality and style and that is why they are chosen for foundations, finishings and decorations of remarkable works.
Cultural and Creative Industries
Remarkable books, touching movies, fascinating music and dance. Inspiring design, painting that defies the senses, touching sculpture and an architecture that defies the limits.
The Portuguese create magnificent works. Works that break the statu quo. Works that change perspective. Works that renew reality. And that is why they are so successful.

Portuguese architects, writers and singers are awarded Pritzker, Nobel and Grammy awards.

Portuguese painters, sculptors and designers have exhibitions in the most prestigious international galleries, such as the Marlborough Fine Art.

Festivals and shows produced in Portugal attract millions of people from all over the world.

Culture, design and creativity are also present on Portuguese products, in sectors like fashion, furniture, home textiles, lighting or pottery, known by their uniqueness and originality.

Our creativity has no boundaries and surprises millions of people all over the world.
Major brands and personalities choose Portuguese fashion. It has design, quality and innovation. It transforms the act of getting dressed into an experience of well-being and boosts self-confidence. It provides safety and gives a competitive advantage to its users.
Burberry, Kenzo and Dior. Michelle Obama and Chiara Ferragni. Major brands. Major personalities. Fashion authorities confirm the quality of Portuguese clothing and footwear, adding Portuguese fashion to their collections.

Portuguese fashion offers new experiences and charm through its own brands. From the youngest brands to the more elegant and timeless ones. All brands are surprising on the international runways and are globally acclaimed.

In our opinion, fashion is much more than clothes and footwear for everyday basis or for memorable occasions. Our technical textiles help to win competitions and the challenges of who lives life to the extreme.

We use technology in our textiles that offer a competitive advantage to athletes such as Usain Bolt or Michael Phelps. They run and swim faster for the records and Olympic medals with the help of Portuguese technical textiles.

We make suits with electrical arc resistance and shoes inspired in tyres, that allow to work safely under the most demanding conditions.

Wearing Portuguese fashion is wearing confidence.
Food and Agriculture
Our countryside offers processed and non processed high quality products. Wines, olive oils and tinned food awarded internationally are part of a healthy Mediterranean diet essential at your table.
Port wine was a pioneer conquering the biggest wine lovers. Today, Portuguese wines have won international awards and gained the respect of demanding critics from all over the world. Also, our olive oil is considered to be the best in the world.

We have the world's biggest olive grove and the world's most awarded olive oil, the recipient of awards such as the Mario Solinas.

Portuguese fruit has more taste. Our Rocha Pear is our leading export product, greatly appreciated in demanding markets such as the English and German markets. Our Cherries from Fundão give that extra touch to the worldwide famous Mon Chéri chocolates.

We go beyond the traditional. We combine research and innovation in our food, in order to offer products that revolutionize our way of eating.

"Baby Rice", for children over 6 months of age. Olive oil with gold leaf, for the most exclusive consumers.

We produce healthy food, appreciated by an increasing number of consumers all over the world.
Portugal is one of the best countries in paper, wood and cork production and a leader in innovation within these products.
Portuguese paper companies feature among the best in the world and Portuguese cork is an undisputed leader in all five continents. But we do not settle in being the biggest. We are also the best.

Navigator, a Portuguese paper brand, allows companies all over the world to work in an organic way, that's why it is a world leader in the office paper sector.

Portuguese company SONAE Indústria was chosen to supply wood for a luxury hospital in Abu Dhabi, in an investment exceeding half a million EUR.

Also, we are the most innovative.

From tissue paper, Portuguese company Renova has created a decorative element, using vibrant colours, complex patterns and smooth textures, and has become one of the world's most recognisable brands.

Our cork goes beyond the stopper. It's on the road, covering car interiors, on the air, covering airplanes and on its way to Mars, protecting thermal shields and spaceship covering panels.

We are specialists in creating value in the forest.
Health and Lifesciences
Portugal has developed two medicines from scratch: Zebinix for epilepsy and Opicapone for Parkinson disease. New Portuguese medicines are ready to improve your well-being.
But we go beyond medicine development.

For your health, we develop sophisticated genetic testing which diagnose rare diseases and we create software which allows to treat patients more effectively.

Portuguese investigators are awarded year after year for their breakthroughs in areas such as neurology, oncology, degenerative diseases or pathology, thus contributing to the cure of thousands of illnesses.

In the delivery of health care, Portuguese clinics, hospitals and pharmaceuticals differentiate by supplying clients with turnkey solutions that allow providing the best medical care in every corner of the world.

We train top health professionals. Portuguese surgeons, physicians and nurses all over the world have a daily impact on the health of millions of people.

In the pharmaceutical, hospital construction, biotechnology, medical devices, e-Healh and R&D industries, we bring it to life.
From Harrods department stores to the Dior store in Singapore. Portuguese furniture, textiles, household appliances and lightings make offices, homes, commercial spaces and hotels all over the world unique.
The design of Portuguese decorations allows companies from all over the world to express their brands personality and capture their audiences' attention.

The functionality of our pieces allows thousands of families to have beautiful homes that they can enjoy without worries.

The quality of our products guarantees reliable materials to offices in all five continents, which helps employees' productivity.

The innovation of our products sets your hotel apart and helps you attract more and better guests.

In all Portuguese decoration pieces you can find a perfect balance between these four elements: design, functionality, quality and innovation. This is how we make unique pieces that stand out before the most demanding consumers.

Our exquisite furniture is chosen to appear in Hollywood films and take part in Christie’s auctions.

Our crockery captures the attention of renowned fashion brands such as Christian Lacroix or Oscar de la Renta and museums such as MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) in New York City.

Blankets, pillows, towels and bathrobes made in Portugal are used by celebrities such as Bill Gates and by clients of the exclusive boutique hotel, Soho.

Our lightings feature in AD Colletor magazine, the design "Oscars".

Our ability to make your rooms into unique and exclusive places is endless.
Portuguese technology is present in financial services, health, transportation, education, security and defence. It eases the daily activity of millions of people and opens the door to the future.
Microsoft, INTEL, NASA, ESA. World giants that use Portuguese technology in their activities.

Portuguese technology exists in more than 90 countries. Approximately 150 mobile telecommunications operators from all over the world use Portuguese solutions.

Portuguese companies develop innovative technologies that major brands cannot live without.

eGates, electronic doors which use facial biometrics to evaluate if the passenger's face and the photo in the e-passport are from the same person. They speed up passenger movement in more than 60 international airports.

Hole19, a Portuguese mobile app offers golf course maps, game scorecards and a social network for golf fans. Golf players from all over the world are enhancing their performance.

Pop-Schools, schools equipped with technological devices and connectivity systems, are assembled in 24 hours. Portuguese technology contributes to the development of communities in Latin America.

These are some examples of Portuguese technologies opening the doors to the future, thus contributing for the development of countries all around the world.
Infrastructures, Water and Energy
Portugal is known for its highly complex engineering works. Madeira Airport and the bridge over the Catumbela River, in Angola, are two impressive works led by Portuguese companies.
Portuguese Engineering tames rivers and mountains in order to bring people together and helps to develop countries. We build roads, bridges and tunnels, airports and railway networks that make it easier for millions of people to move around.

We know the value of water and that is why we create supply infrastructures and sanitation that avoid waste and provide quality of life to families all over the world.

In order to promote sustainability, we develop technologies that allow to explore clean energies. The most efficient wind tower in the world and electric car supply networks are a few of our creations that help countries from all continents.
Machinery and Tools
Technological innovation brings Portuguese Machinery and Tools into the arms of world industry. Safety, sturdiness and accuracy are staples that make choosing this Cluster an inevitable choice. This Cluster beats export records every year.
The Portuguese ability to innovate, in traditional industries such as Machinery and Tools, puts this Cluster within the centre-stage of all global industry.

In the Persian Gulf, Portuguese waterjet cutting machines shape shoes, marble and granite. All over the world, only two companies can install high precision pieces in offshore oil wells at several kilometres deep. Only two companies can do this and one of them is Portuguese.

The ability of Portuguese companies to stand out from the crowd is based on the incorporation of modern design, production and control technologies handled by highly specialized human capital.

High productive flexibility allows this Cluster to custom-build. Each order and each piece are unique. It is made with maximum accuracy and tailored to each client.

To be competitors in the internal market and allies in the external markets also allows for a winning alliance, which makes Portuguese companies to cooperate, combining several products in one turnkey solution.

These are the skills that make it possible to find Portuguese Machinery and Tools in more than 200 countries.
Maritime Economy
Portugal has exceptional conditions regarding its water and tide quality, which allow the country to develop traditional maritime activities and add new ways to explore the sea.
From our Exclusive Economic Zone, the biggest in Europe, we take the world's best fish, critical to a healthy diet, but also seaweed which enrich luxury cosmetic products.

The biodiversity and abundance of our sea's raw materials are second to none. These qualities are studied by Research and Development Centres, being continuously surprised by its richness.

Our ports are the first crossing point for ships coming from the Panama Canal and are located in a privileged area where international routes converge. Our unique port and weather conditions and our integration in modern transportation networks make Portugal a mandatory crossing point for thousands of ships every year.

By the experienced hands of a people, which has always been connected to the sea and shipbuilding, speciality ships are born and luxury recreational boats and ships that come to life.

Because we recognize the importance of sustainability, we take it right into the sea. We build technologies that allow us to take advantage of wave, tidal and wind energy and we supply clean energy power grids.

Portugal, a country that was born overlooking the sea and is rediscovering the sea in order to create value again.
Shared Services Centres and Outsourcing
CEOs from all over the world choose Portugal to install Shared Services Centres, connecting their business with the world.
Altran, Cisco Systems, BNP Paribas, EUROPCAR, Fujitsu, Xerox, IBM. Some of the more than 450 companies that, from Portugal, provide excellent services to the whole word in sectors such as Finance, Human Resources, IT and Logistics.

Portugal has:

Highly qualified human capital with above average linguistic skills, an appetite for new technologies and a natural ease to connect with other cultures.

Strategic location, which makes access to new markets easier. Portugal is the closest European country to North America and has only a 3-hour difference from Sao Paulo or Moscow.

Outstanding infrastructures: comfortable buildings with great location at the most competitive prices in Europe. Our telecommunications network is one of the best in the world, which makes work very natural.

Positive business environment with competitive labour and fiscal legislation.

Portugal is a natural destination for fostering Shared Services Centres, Competence Centres and Business Process Outsourcing.
3 thousand hours of sun. More than 520 miles of beaches. Pristine landscapes. History and Heritage which are praised by UNESCO are reasons to visit our country and keep visiting it.
Our weather is mild. Average temperatures are between 64 ºF (18 ºC) in the South and 53 ºF (12 ºC) in the North. The weather invites you to relax, whether on the beach or on the countryside. On a quiet golf game, on one of the world's best golf courses, or on an adrenaline-filled experience surfing on our world-famous waves.

From North to South, our History and Heritage will enchant you. There's natural heritage, such as the Douro Wine Region or the Prehistoric Rock Art Site in the Coa Valley. There's historic and artistic heritage such as the Temple of Diana or the Monastery of Jerónimos.

Our heritage is your heritage. It's ours. It's mankind's. Just like Fado or Cante Alentejano, which UNESCO has classified as Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Our music and sounds come from the soul, as well as our ability to transform food into exquisite culinary pieces strongly influenced by the sea and the sweet conventual traditions.

To all this we add the art of hospitality. The smile and open arms we use to welcome you and welcome you again, make your stay always unique.
Source: AICEP Portugal Global