Industry Associations in Portugal

The Portuguese Plastic Industry Association

Is a National non profit association which main goals are to promote and to support the Plastic Industry as well as defending its economic, social and associative interests towards national entities and international organisations.

Currently, the 130 members are converters, plastic material recyclers, or some companies that are directly linked to this Industrial Sector.

The associated companies are mostly small or medium in size and represent around 60 % of the national plastic market and employ approximately 10.000 workers.

Since 1988 APIP is recognised as a Standardisation Organisation for Plastics, represents the plastic sector on official matters and negotiates the Collective Working Contract of the Chemical Industry.

APIP has Economical, Technical and Juridical Departments to advise its members.

Main Sectors of Activity of Members

  • Electrical and electronic appliances
  • Packaging
  • Technical, industrial and automotive components \
  • Construction products
  • Automation and transport
  • Thermal insulation
  • Medical and healthcare
  • Agriculture and household

Edificio Libersil
Torre B, Rua de
S. José, 35 2ºC
1150-321 Lisboa
Phone: 351 213 150 633 / 4 / 5
Fax: 351 213 147 760

Portuguese Industrial Association (AIP)

The Portuguese Industrial Association (Associação Industrial Portuguesa), founded on 28 January 1837, has always been a national association whose main goal is to create conditions for its affiliated companies and associations to succeed in the technical, economical, commercial, associative, cultural and social fields.

In pursuing these goals, the association proposes to protect the interests of the Portuguese companies, to stimulate the Portuguese business sector, to contribute to strengthening business associations and to provide quality services to companies and associates.

AIP’s most important feature has always been its ability to project its vision for the future, adapting and carrying on projects for the renovation and modernisation, and asserting itself as an institution open to society and actively participating in the socio-economic development and culture of the country.

In its activities the support to its associates is of major importance, specifically through training and investment projects and the organisation of trade fairs and congresses.

The AIP Universe – Portuguese Industrial Association is made up of five entities: the Portuguese Industrial Association – Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AIP-CCI), the AIP Foundation and its three subsidiaries – AIP – Fairs, Congresses and Events, Fildesign – Innovation Technical Services and Decoration S.A., and Iwaytrade – Consulting, Information Systems and Management S.A.

All the AIP entities are located in Lisbon: Praça das Indústrias, in Junqueira, and Rua do Bojador, in Parque das Nações.

Praça das Indústrias
Apartado 3200 EC Junqueira
1301-965 Lisboa
Tel : +351 213 601 000