VW sets up Lisbon software development hub

By CARSIFU | 19 April 2018

LISBON: The Volkswagen Group has picked Lisbon as a software development centre for its passenger vehicles as well as MAN trucks and buses.

In the medium term, about 300 IT specialists are to work here and they are tasked with the development of cloud-based software solutions for expanded digitalisation of corporate processes and connected vehicles.

The Lisbon team will comprise software engineers, web developers and UX designers.

“We want to recruit highly qualified, highly motivated IT specialists in Portugal. Our new software development center in Lisbon will be the decisive next step. We are transferring the success story of our Berlin digital labs to Portugal: combining exciting tasks with the most advanced agile working methods of the IT scene,” said Volkswagen Group CIO Martin Hofmann.

The Volkswagen Group has been a key element in the Portuguese economy for more than 25 years. Volkswagen Autoeuropa, the largest automotive plant in the country, is based in Palmela with a workforce of about 5,900 people, producing the T-Roc, the Volkswagen Sharan and the SEAT Alhambra.