“IF I WANTED TO SUMMARIZE ATEC’S ACTIVITY I WOULD SAY THAT OUR MISSION IS TO QUALIFY.”
“The investors in the sector in Portugal, trust the country because we have good natural resources but also because we have regulatory stability”
“This is the right moment to invest in Portugal”
“Our engineering and the qualifications of our engineers are internationally recognised”’
“Portugal is a fantastic destination. It’s an inexpensive destination, secure, has a great quality of living and then it’s a friendly destination where people are truly tender, they welcome well.”
“Portugal’s performance is very interesting because the country manages to positively differentiate itself from Southern Europe and from all other European destinations”
“Office space is easy to find, easy to remodel. We rebuilt everything inside this building where we are today in less than 6 weeks. A fantastic achievement… we needed absolutely to move quickly”.
Head of Worldwide Business Relations and Services Delivery at Solvay Business Services
“We are committed to Portugal and to developing investment in Portugal. EY is ready for business”
“… language skills, the cultural proximity, the ease of mobility and the technical quality we have a formula that, I dare say, it’s almost unbeatable”
“When the Project is concluded, at the end of 2015, it will include 69 dams, reservoirs, and regularization weirs. It will be a distribution network with more tan 2,000 Kms of extension. An influence area of 10,000 square Kms and a space directly benefited with the distribution of water of over 120,000 hectares.
It is quite important to mention EDIA’s capacity to help investors.”
“The German planning and discipline it’s complemented by the problem solving, improvisation and agility to address new situations of the Portuguese.”
“We have advised several operations of FDI in Portugal and like I said before the results have always been extremely positive and the managers that come to Portugal and live here think that their decision was very positive.”
“With strong professionalism, our highly competent personnel, that benefits from an education system that leads them to look at an issue not with a square mind approach but with a lateral vision, thrives at findind different solutions unexpected by our clients.”
“The country works as an innovation lab. It’s a country with the right size for that, offers a good diversity of people, attitudes and tastes; people that are early adopters of new things”
“…we have more than 200 staff working in a shared center that we have here in Lisbon..… from our Lisbon center we provide services in more of 8 languages for 37 countries worldwide”
“…our work, once again, will have the quality well above their expectations…That’s always our purpose”
“Mota-Engil, is most probably the group that employs more Portuguese nationals abroad. We have more than 1500 people that work for Mota-Engil and its subsidiaries in 20 countries.”
“…in some specific markets where we have developed a presence, where we have rooted connections, fostered throughout many decades. That is unquestionably happening in Africa… and that fits perfectly the strategic profile of our company.”
“We have around 150 engineers spread all over the world and we try to complete the core of our business – R&D – in Portugal. “
“… we can say that we are the main players, worldwide, in the mini-UAV segment.”
“There is the aspect of cultural connections that date back many, many years and the cultural empathy between Portugal and its former colonies, and that for an international company that is interested in doing business in these African countries or Brazil is a great benefit.”
“…using all the work developed by multinationals as well as by portuguese technological companies, together with universities and institutes we develop an internationalization agenda and ways to capture FDI.”
“During the last three to four years we were contacted by companies that wanted to start their operations in Portugal on a daily basis, for consulting services and recruitment. We are talking about companies that were not looking for low qualifications but rather of companies that export technology or of niche companies that need highly qualified personnel. Our idea, at Adecco, is to continue and reinforce our position in Portugal focusing more on quality services and not as much on quantity., but to continue in Portugal with investment.”
“We joined in a platform that wants to showcase Portugal to the world; that wants to identify business opportunities and to facilitate contacts with investors that might be interested in investing in Portugal and through that bring more capital, create jobs and generate more economic development to Portugal.”
“In the area of immigration policy I considered of the upmost importance to position Portugal in the running for global talent”.
“we need to make it clear that these incentive systems are open to everybody, regardless of their nationality, as long as they have ideas, projects, talent and willingness”.
“A big number of multinationals we talk to recognize in Portugal’s professionals a very high level of innovation, an impressive working capacity and commitment, easy integration in multicultural environments…”
Lisbon as a platform to other markets. Portugal as whole but Lisbon in particular is a platform to Europe, to the extended European market of 500 million consumers. Also, to the European companies, a platform to penetrate the Portuguese speaking markets that, as you know, already have 250 million consumers – Brazil, Angola, Mozambique among others.
“We anticipate, based on 2014 figures from the real estate sector, an outstanding year, the biggest ever in terms of FDI in Portugal. We estimate it might reach 2 billion euros, numbers that we consider very appealing.”
“The encouraging thing in a country where you are and want to broad base your operation is the ability to attract young people.. so I think in Portugal, particularly in Lisbon there is a very good quality of University education….”
“Rental prices of office space, factory spaces, land is good value.”
“I find it very easy to do business in Portugal”
“For them the question of the geographic position was a key point because the plant was to make products for the States, the American continent and Europe too.”
“Lisbon is a very secure city… very good level of security for your children, for your family and for the people who are working here”