By the end of 2018 Prozis Group had already invested more than 12 million euros and hired 250 new employees in the expansion of its operation in Póvoa de Lanhoso fulfilling a promise made in April 2017 when the Prozis Next project was presented. For 2019 and lasting for 18 months there is a new investment plan budgeted at around 18 million euros, said the group in a statement.
For the founder of the group – Miguel Milhão – the continuity of the European leading brand in Póvoa de Lanhoso is a certainty. “We enjoy doing what we do, and this is the way we have to raise the value of the society’s value. We view Prozis as a company that produces value to the the stakeholders – clients, community, shareholders, and employees – meaning that this is a very long-term project. This means that when we work smart in anything, we believe that the great prize is always ahead. We never condition the future with the present, we are patient. The project we have for Póvoa de Lanhoso is – without a doubt – for us to stay here for decades”.
Póvoa de Lanhoso’s municipality has been a key partner to Prozis Group in order for us to accomplish our new development projects. “The availability of the City Council has always been excellent. The local authority has always cooperated with us and always helped us at the speed we needed”, explains Miguel Milhão.
In addition to the logistics growth, Prozis Group plans two new production units, one of which is being developed at the old Carvitex’s facilities, in Vila da Póvoa do Lanhoso, which now has a new course. According to Prozis Group’s source, the company has the expectation for hiring new employees to carry out these new development projects in Póvoa de Lanhoso. Prozis markets more than 10000 products.