1990s

Computer assistance and CE safety certification.

 

– Project for investment in innovation and modernisation: high-tech equipment, renovation of layouts, new internal organisation.

 

– Introduction of new information technologies: CAD, CAM, Intranet.

 

– First European producer to be certified to ISO 9000 and the first in the world to have CE certification for all its products.

 

– Press brakes with automatic bend allowance systems.

 

– Shears with anti-torsion system.

 

– Diversification of markets to include the Far East, Oceania and Spain.

 

– Acquisition of our main national competitor, Guifil, a company in São Mamede de Infesta.