Autoeuropa growth

Autoeuropa, the Volkswagen factory in Palmela, produced more than 100,000 vehicles in 2010, the highest number since 2003.

Sales grew 26.7% compared with 2009, reaching a total value of €1.6 billion.

The good results, despite the troubled economic year, were detailed by the president of the factory António Melo Pires, who admits to being “surprised with the recovery of the automobile market in 2010”.

He also said the outlook for this year is positive.