Brazil’s Embraer opens two factories in Portugal

24 September 2012

Brazilian aeronautical company Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica (Embraer) Friday in Évora, Portugal, opened two factories called Embraer Metálicas and Embraer Compósitos, which will manufacture fuselage structure and composite parts for aircraft, respectively, the company said.

Embraer Metálicas represents an investment of 100 million euros and Embraer Compósitos an investment of 77 million euros, and the two factories have received funding from the Portuguese government via the National Strategic Reference Framework (QREN), a development programme with funding from the European Union (EU).

Frederico Fleury, the chief executive of Embraer, said that the inauguration of the factories in Portugal, “is a decisive step in our industrial strategy,” and they will use, “the most advanced technologies and processes for building metallic structures and composite materials.”

Embraer announced it had chosen Évora as a location in mid 2008, work began in 2010 and the two factories are due to be in full production in the second half of 2013. (macauhub)