With the help of state-of-the-art technology and a highly skilled and highly specialized workforce, the Portuguese companies support their customers from the beginning of a project, participating in every phase of the product development.
The excellence of Portuguese products is a result of their high precision standards.
Portuguese companies continuously invest in R&D, providing the global market with advanced manufacturing technologies such as LSR (Liquid silicone injection), IMD (in-mold decoration), IML (in-mold labeling), CIM (ceramic injection molding), and multi-component layers.
With more than 70 years of experience, the Portuguese Molds cluster ranks 3rd as plastic injection molds in Europe and 8th as plastic injection molds producer worldwide.
The automotive industry is the primary customer of Portuguese mold production, including high-quality injection parts from a broad range of polymers. However, the medical devices industry is increasing the demand for 3D printing and plastic injection solutions.
An 85% export rate, its high quality, a strong specialization, and the track record of the Portuguese companies are some of the factors why one should consider the Portuguese mold industry.
With better technology, strong environmental awareness, and finer material specifications, the Portuguese molds industry will continue to evolve.
New Product development is highly focused on sustainability, biodegradation of final production, and bioplastic solutions.
The main goal and ambition of the Portuguese companies are to cut industrial emissions and decrease the waste heading to landfills.
Recycling concerns are still a challenge to pursue to reach the goal of 100% recyclability of final products.
The mold industry in Portugal took its first steps in 1934. Now you can find over 700 highly specialized companies with teams with high skills prepared to deliver the best products in 90 international markets.
With more than 600 million euros in exports, Portugal has a market share of 3.95% in the sector.
A closer look at any car around the globe might lead you to discover that many of its components were produced based on Made in Portugal molds.
BMW, Tesla, Chrysler, Ford Motor Company, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Jaguar, and GMC are some of the brands that rely on Portuguese Molds.
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