Portugal, the place to grow
Siemens has 14 Competence Centers operating in Portugal, active in the fields of energy, infrastructures, healthcare, information technologies and shared services. These centers provide services within the Siemens world to 190 countries on 5 continents, and are currently employing about 700 people. Since the start of their activities in 2005, the Centers account for a turnover of over € 400 million.
These assets were won in a universe of over 190 countries where Siemens has operations, within the framework of highly competitive processes.
"Portugal is creating a 'highly competitive' cluster in the services area, being currently 'clearly & well positioned' on the radar of investors”
Operating in Portugal since
Number of employees
Products manufactured of services produced
Siemens has been in Portugal for 109 years, and is a leading provider of engineering solutions in the areas of Industry, Energy, Healthcare and Infrastructure & Cities. Employing 2,500 professionals and with numerous partnerships with academia, the company plays an active role in the economic development of the country.
% of Exports
about 35% of Siemens Portugal sales come from export activities (2013)
Due to a success “recipe” that has three main ingredients:
- Highly qualified teams in their areas of expertise;
- Country with appropriate systemic conditions;
- Track record of several successful competence centers which ensure Siemens' Portugal good standing at Siemens AG.
Strengths of portugal
The country's location on the West Coast of Europe at the convergence of three continents, its privileged relations with all Portuguese-speaking countries, and the quality of its national education institutes, among many other factors, make the country a true business platform and have been critical to Siemens' Portugal success to secure in less than a decade 14 global competence centers for the country.
growth in Portugal
These 14 Competence Centers reinforce the national strategy of positioning Portugal as a business platform. Exporting "competences" is definitely one way forward to help reduce the impact of the crisis affecting Portuguese companies and to help revitalize the economy.
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