EID is one of the leading high-tech industries in Portugal, with a proven record and solid know-how in the fields of electronics, communications and software engineering. EID designs, manufactures and supplies advanced, high performance equipment and systems, mainly for the worldwide defence community.
Established in 1983, EID is a privately owned company, having as reference shareholders EMPORDEF
, the Portuguese Defence Industry holding company; Rohde & Schwarz
, a well known German company with world class reputation in the fields of radio communications, broadcasting, radio monitoring, test and measurement equipment; and EFACEC
, the largest Portuguese industrial group in the fields of transport systems, energy, environment, logistics and telecommunications.
The demanding market where EID operates requires a permanent attitude of innovation. Therefore, sustainable business growth strongly depends on the ability to develop and launch technologically evolved, innovative products and solutions, meeting the customer most stringent requirements. Such strategy requires significant investments in Research & Development, to make sure that emerging technologies are consistently incorporated in new products. In average terms, the company spends 15% of its turnover in R&D activities. Thus, EID assets rely essentially on the technological capabilities of a team of highly qualified electronics, software and communications engineers, who represent the majority of the company workforce.
EID’s most relevant fields of expertise are:
Striving to achieve excellence in these domains, EID has supplied numerous systems and equipment over the years, both at home and abroad. In fact, the export business is a significant share of the company turnover, thanks to the state-of-the-art technology and innovative character of EID products.
Besides the Portuguese Armed Forces, EID main customers are the following: Spanish, Dutch, UK, Australian and Brazilian navies; Malaysian, Egyptian, Bangladesh and Pakistani armies; Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Portuguese harbor authorities; Viana do Castelo, Navantia, INACE, HDW and Palindo Marine shipyards; General Dynamics Land Systems and Rohde & Schwarz.