Viseu is a region that will be familiar to wine connoisseurs. There, in the heart of Portugal, roughly 130 kilometers southeast of the coast city of Porto, sun-ripened grapes yield some of the finest wines in the country. The famous wine-growing region of Dao is a stone’s throw from the Huf site in Tondela. Its location offers ideal conditions for bottled excellence. However, the Viseu region, home to some 350,000 people, enjoys international renown for more than just its array of red and white wines.
Numerous car manufacturers and automotive suppliers to the industry have factories there. For example, Stellantis has a plant in Mangualde, a mere 40 kilometers from Huf Portuguesa, where models including the Citroën Berlingo, Peugeot Partner and Opel Combo roll off the assembly line.
Another important benefit of the Portuguese Huf factory’s location is its proximity to Spain, which hosts a number of plants of car manufacturers such as Mercedes-Benz, Ford, Opel, Renault, Nissan, Volkswagen and, of course, SEAT.
Huf Portuguesa: Automotive supplier in Tondela, Portugal
Huf Portuguesa and the Spanish Huf site in El Burgo de Osma are only around four hours apart by car and have a lot in common. After all, the Portuguese plant came into being in 1991 as a subsidiary of Huf Espana and was a major milestone in the international expansion of Huf. When setting up shop in Tondela, Huf took on a pioneering role in the area, as the new building was the first factory to breathe life into the newly created industrial zone. At the time of the official opening ceremony on October 14, 1991, the site covered about 9,000 square meters. Today, it has grown to a total area of 20,000 square meters.