About Us

Our purpose is to design a smarter future for a better life.
We develop and provide integrated solutions in the fields of energy, mobility and the environment, shaping the future of our cities, with digital connectivity always present.

With a presence in 13 countries and sales in 86, we anticipate and shape the future through transformers, switchgear, service, automation solutions, energy systems, environment and industry projects, transport and electric mobility solutions.

On August 12, 2023, we celebrate the 75th anniversary of Efacec, a historic milestone that reinforces the strategic importance of a unique company in Portugal operating in sectors that structure society as a whole and of recognized importance in all the world geographies where it operates.

There are 75 years of innovating and applying our know-how and experience in creating products and technological solutions that promote change and positively impact the lives of millions of people around the world, sustained by a DNA made of Innovation, Technology, People and Sustainability.

Efacec’s history is marked by knowledge and experience applied to technological innovation and our origin, with more than 100 years of history, dating back to the foundation, in 1905, of “A Moderna” Mechanical Sawmill Society.

In 1921 “A Moderna” gives rise to Electro-Moderna, Lda., a company already dedicated to the production of motors, generators, transformers and electrical accessories and where the necessary skills were created to support the great future developments of what would become “EFACEC”.

On August 12, 1948, we were incorporated as EFME – Empresa Fabril de Máquinas Eléctricas, SARL, giving rise to the birth of the Efacec brand and project. The company’s capital was then distributed between Electro-Moderna, with 20%, ACEC – Ateliers de Constructions Électriques de Charleroi with the same value, CUF – Companhia União Fabril with 45%, with the remaining 15% distributed by other shareholders.

After several changes in the distribution of capital, namely the departure of CUF, ACEC became majority shareholders.
The name EFACEC – Empresa Fabrica de Máquinas Eléctricas, SARL, was born in 1962. At the end of the sixties, Efacec became one of the first Portuguese companies listed on the Lisbon Stock Exchange.

About 25 years later, in the context of integration into the EEC and the departure of the company’s share capital from ACEC, then majority shareholder, began a strong period of growth in international markets and consolidation of technological development in various areas. In the 21st century, we adopted a new positioning, which culminated in the resizing of the international structure and the simplification of the portfolio.

On August 14, 2014, we changed our name to Efacec Power Solutions, SA. (EPS).

The constitution of EPS was part of the restructuring process that Efacec Capital, SGPS, S.A. started at the end of 2013, intending to align the corporate structure of the Efacec Group with the market segments addressed and the target geographies.

Subestação Ermesinde

At the end of 2014, Efacec Power Solutions started to set up, itself, a group of companies that brings together all the means of production, technologies and technical and human skills for the development of activities in the areas of Energy, Engineering, Environment, Transport and Electric Mobility solutions, also covering a vast network of subsidiaries, branches and agents spread across four continents.

ETAR do Ave

In October 2015, the company Winterfell Industries acquired the majority of the capital of Efacec Power Solutions. The former shareholders – José de Mello and Têxtil Manuel Gonçalves Groups – now hold a minority position in the company’s capital and new Governing Bodies were elected.

2020 was a year of shareholder change for Efacec. The Council of Ministers of Portugal, through Decree-Law 33-A/2020, of July 2, nationalized 71.7% of the share capital of Efacec Power Solutions, SGPS, S.A., the holding company of the Efacec Group, to resolve the impasse experienced in the shareholder reconfiguration process during the first half of 2020, enabling the continuity of the company and guarantee the stability of its financial and operational value.

The new Governing Bodies were elected on October 2, 2020.
75 years later, facing the future and prepared for new and important challenges, we can say that we are a prestigious brand and one of the largest industrial companies in the country, thanks to our resilience and adaptability, but, above all, our incessant ability to innovate.

Our Vision

Anticipating solutions for a sustainable world in the new energy Era.

Our Mission

We create value with Energy, Environment and Transportation solutions that improve everyone’s day-to-day lives by bringing together different skills and the more innovative technologies.

We develop people in an organization of learning and continuous improvement.

Our Purpose

Designing a smarter future for a better life.

Our Values

Reliability – We are rigorous in every step of our production cycle: innovation, creation, development, and delivery. Our customers and users can rely on every solution.

Sustainability – We are fully committed to our role in building a better future, inside and outside of Efacec, focusing on providing integrated and efficient solutions with a significant impact on the economy, society and environment.

Expertise – We are driven by innovation and experience. Our know-how allows us to think of each project in every dimension of it, offering integrated and turn-key solutions.

Boldness – We are eager to challenge ourselves in order to overcome our own achievements, anticipate solutions and lead the market. That is why we don’t have a comfort zone.

Humanity – We are made of people and for people. Our team, suppliers, customers, and users are part of our essence and are our main reason to believe and prepare a better future.

Sites in Portugal

Polo da Arroteia
Polo da Maia