Portugal is the official partner country of this year’s Hannover Messe. Within the Pilz Group, Pilz Portugal is already celebrating its 20th anniversary and reflects how tradition and innovation go hand in hand in Western Europe.
20 years ago, Pilz Portugal started its work in Porto, the most important industrial centre on the Atlantic. Here the traditions of Portuguese wine cellars merge with innovations in industry. The export-oriented industry of Portugal is vitally important to the country – despite the structural trend towards services.
Pilz Portugal is active in the most important industry sectors in the country, particularly in the automotive and supplier industry. The subsidiary offers comprehensive knowledge and experience in the field of safe automation – in cooperation with long-standing partners who ensure the availability and technical support for Pilz products in the entire country. The strong presence of machine builders resulted in the safety relays PNOZ being among the products with the highest demand from the very beginning. In addition, the engineering team from Porto supports all the large multinational corporations active in their country in the optimisation and modernisation of their machinery.
Pilz is actively involved in future projects in Portugal that were initiated in a consortium with innovation centres and technology leaders from the European Union as part of the programs Horizont 2020 and Next Generation. The challenge: applying knowledge and safety products to innovative and forward-looking ideas in such a manner that these lead to sustainable solutions for the market. This future will also be shaped in Portugal by digitisation and a high degree of process automation due to robots and systems with artificial intelligence. Pilz Portugal continues to aim to remain the benchmark for all innovative and technological initiatives in order to contribute to progress within both Portuguese and global industry.