1980s

The era of digitalisation and large-scale exportation.

 

– Development of the first 2D and 3D graphic controllers.

 

– Beginning of exportation to the USA, Australia, and the Middle East.

 

– Safety certification for the machinery exported to France and Sweden.

 

– First steps towards automation: front feeders, sheet metal handling and storage systems.

 

– New OXISOL factory in Vila Nova de Gaia: oxy-fuel cutting and angle grinding; supplying frames.