Volkswagen Autoeuropa today constitutes the greatest foreign industrial investment in Portugal. The Palmela plant, near the port of Setúbal, in the south of Lisbon, covers an area of 2,000,000 m2, employs 5,800 people and, since the beginning of 2019 until last November 13th, reached the historic figure of 226,972 manufactured cars, above the total production recorded in 2018 (223,200 units), which was already a milestone in itself. The forecast is to end the year with around 254,000 units.
Volkswagen Group is among the largest companies in the world. It has 122 production plants worldwide and around 665,000 employees. Their cars are sold in 153 countries.
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