10 Portuguese companies at Hannover Messe
Portugal is the ‘partner country’ at Europe’s largest industrial trade fair Hannover Messe which opened on Monday and ends on June 2.
Portugal’s national committee this year comprises 109 companies while showcasing 10 major projects linked to the engineering and machinery sectors, as well as automation, energy, and digital services.
The main companies are:
Fundiven which was founded in 1978 in Águeda by Ricardo Anjos Almeida which produces semi-solid metal cast aluminium parts. It employs 180 people and enjoys revenues of €13 million.
ETMA Metal Parts from Braga has a unique-to-Europe 10-part integrated production process which controls internal processes, reduces costs (logistics and quality). Set up in 1940, it produces small-size mental components, employs 200 and turned over €13.4 million in 2021 exporting to Spain, Poland, France, Hungary, Holland, Germany and Czech Republic.
Celoplas – Based at Grimancelos, Barcelos, this mold injection component company employs 200 and operates 24/7. Founded in 1989 it exports 95% of its production to Europe and Asia (Germany is its main market) with total sales of €30 million world-wide.
Artefita of Arouca has been operating there since 1995. The company has 115 employees and enjoys annual revenue turnover of €9 million exporting to France, Sweden, the US, Germany and UK. A textile sector company, it has a 4000 square meters facility with productive capacity: warping machines, weaving machines (including Jacquards), dyeing machines, transfer printing machines (sublimation and serigraphy), cutting machines (including laser and ultrasound cutting), ultrasound sewing machines and a sewing and assembly section.
Do iT Lean – Based in Leiria, this tech company that develops mobile and web applications employs around 300 and uses an exclusive low-code platform from Portugal’s unicorn OutSystems. It was founded in 2009 by Frederico Ferreira and Pedro Delgado. 80% of sales are overseas and total sales amount to €15 million.
Bresimar Automation – specialising in wireless sensor technology, through its brand Tekon Electronics, its solutions collect data on variables such as temperature, humidity, pressure, air quality and CO2.
Selmatron – Founded in 2005, is a company specialised in integrated automation systems for the development of special machines, industrial systems and electric switchboards. We have developed a broad and complementary range of competencies that allow us to design and realise differentiating engineering solutions, which recommend automation, electrotechnology, mechanics and software in a complementary way.
Energest – based in Maia, The company focuses its activity on the conception, project, construction and assembly of equipment and industrial thermal installations. The company has 45 employees and an annual turnover of €7.2 million.
Cleanwatts – is a cleantechdigital company based in Coimbra with operations in Europe, US, Brazil and Japan. Last year it set up its first renewable energy community (CER) in Portugal and is leading the entrepreneurial social project ‘100 Aldeias’ (100 Villages) which is setting up energy communities in rural and interior regions.
ISQ – an innovative company with solutions in the hydrogen area, developing algorithms for drone use in advanced industrial technical inspections, namely in confined spaces. It is a private, independent, reputable and accredited entity that offers a range of Engineering, Consultancy, Inspection, Testing, R&D and Innovation services.
Critical Manufacturing – founded in 2009 and based in Tecmaia – Maia Science and Technology Park near Porto, Critical Manufacturing MES helps manufacturers to digitalise their operations to compete effectively, and easily adapt to changes in demand, opportunity or requirements, anywhere. The software company employs 300 and turned over €33 million in 2021. It is currently looking to employ 200 engineers.