List of companies of Portugal

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Location of Portugal

Portugal is a country on the Iberian Peninsula in Southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost country of mainland Europe. Portugal is a developed country with a high-income advanced economy and a high living standard.[1][2][3] It is the 5th most peaceful country in the world,[4] maintaining a unitary semi-presidential republican form of government.[5][6][7][8][9] It has the 18th highest Social Progress in the world, putting it ahead of other Western European countries like France, Spain and Italy.[10] A founding member of NATO and the Community of Portuguese Language Countries, it is also a member of numerous other international organizations, including the United Nations, the European Union, the eurozone, and the OECD.

For further information on the types of business entities in this country and their abbreviations, see "Business entities in Portugal".

Notable firms[edit]

This list includes notable companies with primary headquarters located in the country. The industry and sector follow the Industry Classification Benchmark taxonomy. Organizations which have ceased operations are included and noted as defunct.

Notable companies
     Active      State-owned      Defunct
Name Industry Sector Headquarters Founded Notes
Altri Basic materials Paper Porto 2005 Paper
Ambar – Ideas on Paper S.A. Industrials Industrial suppliers Porto 1939 Office supplies
Banco Comercial Português Financials Banks Porto 1985 Bank
Bial Health care Pharmaceuticals Trofa 1924 Pharma
Biotecnol Health care Biotechnology Oeiras 1996 Biotech
Caixa Geral de Depósitos Financials Banks Lisbon 1876 State bank
Carris Consumer services Travel & tourism Lisbon 1872 Public transportation
Central de Cervejas Consumer goods Brewers Vila Franca de Xira 1934 Brewery
Chipidea Technology Semiconductors Oeiras 1997 Semiconductor, defunct 2009
Churchill's Port Wine making Port wine Porto 1981 Port wine
Ciberbit Technology Software Coimbra 1995 Software
Cimpor Industrials Building materials & fixtures Lisbon 1976 Cement
CMS-Helmets Consumer goods Clothing & accessories Anadia 1976 Motorcycling helmets
Cofina Consumer services Publishing Porto 1995 Publisher
Conservas Ramirez Consumer goods Food products Matosinhos 1853 Fish & Cannedfish
Continente Consumer services Food retailers & wholesalers Matosinhos 1985 Supermarket, part of Sonae
Corticeira Amorim Basic materials Industrial suppliers Santa Maria da Feira[11] 1870 Cork
Critical Software Technology Software Coimbra 1998 Software
CTT Correios de Portugal, S.A. (CTT) Industrials Delivery services Lisbon 1520 Postal services
Delta Cafés Consumer goods Food products Campo Maior 1961 Coffee
EFACEC Industrials Electronic equipment Matosinhos 1948 Electronics
Energias de Portugal (EDP) Utilities Conventional electricity Lisbon 1976 Electrical generation
Fábrica Nacional de Munições de Armas Ligeiras Industrials Defense Lisbon 1947 Arms
Galp Energia Utilities Gas distribution Lisbon 1999 Natural gas distribution
Glintt Technology Software Lisbon 2008 Software developer
Grupo José de Mello Conglomerates - Lisbon 1986[12] Health care, energy, logistics
Iberomoldes Industrials General industries Marinha Grande 1975 Engineering
Impresa Consumer services Media Oeiras 1972 Television, publisher
Jerónimo Martins Consumer services Retail Lisbon 1792 Food retail
Lactogal Consumer goods Food & beverage Porto 1996 Dairy, water
Logoplaste Industrials Diversified industrials Cascais 1976 Plastic
Martifer Industrials Heavy construction Oliveira de Frades 1990 Construction
Media Capital Consumer services Broadcasting & entertainment Oeiras 1988 Media distribution
Medinfar Health care Pharmaceuticals Lisbon 1970 Pharma
MEO Telecommunications Mobile telecommunications Lisbon 1991 Mobile provider
Montepio Financials Banks Lisbon 1840 Bank
Mota-Engil Industrials General industries Porto 1946 Engineering and infrastructure
Move Interactive Technology Software Cascais 2008 Video games
NOS Telecommunications Fixed line telecommunications Lisbon 1994 Telecom
Novabase Technology Software Lisbon 1989 Information technology
Novo Banco Financials Banks Lisbon 2014 Bank
Pingo Doce Consumer services Food retailers & wholesalers Lisbon 1980 Supermarket chain
Porto Editora Consumer services Publishing Porto 1944 Publisher
Portugal Telecom Telecommunications Fixed line telecommunications Lisbon 1994 Telecommunications, part of Altice (Netherlands)
Quidgest Technology Software Lisbon 1988 Specialist enterprise software
Rádio e Televisão de Portugal Consumer services Broadcasting & entertainment Lisbon 1935 State media
Redes Energéticas Nacionais (REN) Utilities Conventional electricity Lisbon 1994 Electrical distribution
Renova Basic materials Paper Torres Novas 1939 Paper
SAPO Telecommunications Fixed line telecommunications Lisbon 1995 Telecom, ISP
Semapa Industrials Building materials & fixtures Lisbon 1991 Cement, paper
Simoldes Industrials Diversified industrials Oliveira de Azeméis 1959 Manufacturing
Soares da Costa Industrials Heavy construction Porto 1918 Construction
SIC Consumer services Broadcasting & entertainment Lisbon 1992 Television, part of Impresa
Sonae Indústria Industrials Diversified industrials Maia 1959 Part of Sonae
Sonae Conglomerates - Maia 1959 Retail, financials, industrials, telecom
Sovena Group Consumer goods Farming & fishing Oeiras 1956 Agribusiness
Sumol + Compal Consumer goods Food products Oeiras 2008 Food and beverage, merger of Sumolis and Compal
Tabaqueira Consumer goods Tobacco Lisbon 1927 Cigarettes, part of Philip Morris International (US)
TAP Air Portugal Consumer services Airlines Lisbon 1945 Airline
Televisão Independente Consumer services Broadcasting & entertainment Oeiras 1993 Broadcaster
The Navigator Company Basic materials Paper Setúbal 2001 Paper
TIMWE Telecommunications Mobile telecommunications Lisbon 2002 Mobile services
Tranquilidade Financials Full line insurance Lisbon 1871 Insurance
Tupam editores Consumer services Publishing Lisbon 1977 Health publisher
UMM Industrials Diversified industrials Lisbon 1977 Metal works
Unicer Brewery Consumer goods Brewers Matosinhos 1890 Brewery
Uniplaces Technology Internet Lisbon 2012 Student accommodation platform, travel, real estate
Visabeira Conglomerates - Viseu 1980 Telecommunications, travel, industrials, real estate
Vista Alegre Consumer goods Durable household products Ílhavo 1824 Porcelain

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 2014 Global Report. (Europe 2014)
  2. ^ [1] Deloitte Social Progress 2015
  3. ^ [2] Numbeo QOLR
  4. ^ "Vision of Humanity". Institute for Economics and Peace. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Constituição da República Portuguesa – D.R.E. (Constitution of the Portuguese Republic)" (in Portuguese). Diário da República Electrónico. 2 April 1976. Archived from the original on 21 December 2008. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
  6. ^ Morais, Carlos Blanco de (2011). A Constituição Revista — Parte III Constituição da República Portuguesa: Semipresidencialismo "on probation?" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Lisboa, Portugal: Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos. pp. 65–71. ISBN 978-989-8424-28-0. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
  7. ^ Araújo, António; Morais, Carlos Blanco de; Cunha, Luís Campos e; Costa, José Manuel M. Cardoso da; Lobo, Marina Costa; Duarte, David; Duarte, Tiago; Freire, André; Garoupa, Nuno; Gonçalves, Maria Eduarda; Lomba, Pedro; Magalhães, Pedro; Brito, Miguel Nogueira de; Barros, Pedro Pita; Sousa, Luís de; Tavares, José A.; Vasconcelos Vilaça, Guilherme; Veiga, Francisco José; Andrade, José Carlos Vieira de (2011). Garoupa, Nuno; Magalhães, Pedro; Maduro, Miguel Poiares; Tavares, José A. (eds.). A Constituição Revista (PDF) (in Portuguese). Lisboa, Portugal: Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos. p. 143. ISBN 978-989-8424-28-0. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
  8. ^ Veser, Ernst (1997). Semi-Presidentialism-Duverger's Concept — A New Political System Model (PDF) (in English and Chinese). Department of Education, School of Education, University of Cologne. pp. 39–60. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  9. ^ Shugart, Matthew Søberg (December 2005). "Semi-Presidential Systems: Dual Executive And Mixed Authority Patterns" (PDF). French Politics. 3 (3): 323–351. doi:10.1057/palgrave.fp.8200087. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  10. ^ The Social Progress Imperative. "Social Progress Index". Archived from the original on 17 December 2015. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
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  12. ^ José de Mello, SGPS S.A.: Private Company Information - Bloomberg