NERLEI - Business Association of the Leiria Region was founded on June 25, 1985 and in 1992 acquired the status of Public Utility Institution.



“Aggregate to Develop” adding value to its associates, to the enterprises and to Leiria Region.



To provide services that contribute positively to the outcomes achieved by the associated companies, strengthening the business sector and promoting the economic and social development of Leiria Region.



  • Transparency and rigour
  • Cooperation
  • Associates’ orientation
  • Dynamism


NERLEI is a cross-sectorial association, that is, it brings together companies from all sectors of activity in this region of Portugal, and represents the business sector of the Leiria Region, located in the center of Portugal.

Currently, NERLEI has approximately 1200 members, 38 percent of which in the industrial sector, 32 percent in the services sector, 23 percent in the trade sector and the remaining members are distributed between construction and tourism sectors.

Additionally, among our members, several secondary and higher education institutions stand out, as well as several cluster associations, linked to the moulding making industry, plastics industry, construction industry, and local business associations.