In recent years, the Portuguese automobile industry has undergone profound changes in the technological and organizational fields associated with new forms of business cooperation and competition in the markets.

AFIA, aware of these challenges, has been implementing a number of actions, which could be encompassed as follows::


One of the basic assumptions of the project INOCOP - Innovation and Performance Improvement in the Portuguese Automotive Cluster, is that the crossing the organizational and sectorial boundaries and silos, combined with the experience of the automotive cluster companies organised in communities of practice is the way trough by which added value can be created, beyond the value of the knowledge promotion inside of the respective practice domain.


Definition of BENCHMARKING - a systematic approach to business improvement where best practice is sought and implemented to improve a process beyond that of the benchmark performance.