Located in the heart of the Lisbon Metropolitan Area, Palmela is the largest municipality on the peninsula of Setúbal with round about 50,000 inhabitants.
Located 20 km from both Lisbon and Setúbal – the district capital, SMP Palmela offers excellent opportunities for professional development, combined with an ideal quality of life among the most developed cities and infrastructures in Portugal.
The town of Palmela, located in the foothills of the Arrábida mountain range, has attracted the people who have passed through the Iberian Peninsula over the centuries. The Region of Palmela is part of the tourism region of Costa Azul. It is believed to have been given its name by the Romans, specifically a praetor called Palma, whereas the Arabs were responsible for building the castle at its highest point, from where it dominates the whole of the area between the Sado and Tagus rivers.
Setúbal Bay is regarded as one of the most beautiful bays in the world (www.world-bays.com). With an average of more than 300 days of sunshine per year, Palmela is an ideal place for living and also one of the best wine regions in Portugal.
Our location in Palmela, with approximately 210 employees, is one of the largest automotive supply hubs in Portugal. Its highly automated and modern painting facility is particularly well known within the industry. From here we supply several car makers of the region with large exterior modules such as bumpers with a high quality paint finish, and a multitude of integrated electric and decorative components. Join our team and help us to shape world class vehicles with our products.