“This represents the logical expansion of our European exhaust technology production network. At the same time we are bringing our products closer to customers on the Iberian Peninsula”, said Dr. Thomas Waldhier, COO of the Eberspaecher Exhaust Technology Division, explaining the decision.
A production and logistics building is currently being built on 11.5 hectares of land in the Zona Industrial do Lagedo (Municipality of Tondela) industrial area. In future, the new site will supply the plants of European car makers in Spain, Portugal and Northern Morocco with hot end and cold end components for diesel and gasoline-powered vehicles. This includes exhaust systems as well as gasoline particulate filters and catalytic converters. Production is expected to start in the third quarter of 2017. By the end of next year Eberspaecher will create around 120 jobs at the plant. An expansion up to 500 co-workers and an annual production capacity of 2.5 million exhaust components is scheduled by 2020.
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The Eberspaecher Group is one of the world´s leading system developers and suppliers of exhaust technology, vehicle heaters and bus air conditioning systems. Eberspaecher is also a professional innovation partner for the automotive industry in air conditioning of special-purpose vehicles and in automotive electronics. Customers include almost all European and North American, and increasingly more Asian manufacturers of passenger cars and commercial vehicles. In 2015, the internationally positioned group, with more than 8,600 employees, posted sales of around 4.4 billion Euros.