Interplastica “Engineering & tooling from Portugal” at Interplastica 2019

Editor: Steffen Donath

The Portuguese cluster of Engineering & Tooling will attend Interplástica 2019, that will be held from 29th January to 1st February 2019, at Moscow, under the umbrella of the Portuguese collective brand “Engineering & Tooling from Portugal”.

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Portugal is the world's eighth-largest mould making country and currently exports over 85 percent of production to 86 countries. In 2017, tooling exports reached a value of 675 million euros. Exports as well as employment has doubled in the last ten years. Europe is the main export zone, although exports to North America and Mexico have grown.
Portugal is the world's eighth-largest mould making country and currently exports over 85 percent of production to 86 countries. In 2017, tooling exports reached a value of 675 million euros. Exports as well as employment has doubled in the last ten years. Europe is the main export zone, although exports to North America and Mexico have grown.
(Source: Poolnet)

The main purpose of this strong participation is to meet business partners, to seek for new customers and to promote the global and innovative offer of the Portuguese industry of moulds, special tools and plastics. By participating at Interplastica 2019 the Portuguese cluster also aims to diversify the markets and the destination sectors of its exports, currently mostly directed to the automotive sector.

Russia is a strategic market for this Portuguese industry because there is an important growth in the volume of production of plastic parts injected into the automotive, packaging, electrical and electronic industry as well as for the and medical devices industry.

The Portuguese Engineering & Tooling cluster is coordinated by Pool-Net: Portuguese Tooling & Plastics Network, association created in October 2008, being responsible for bringing together the engineering and tooling industry in Portugal, promoting the integration of this industrial, technological and scientific community, whose stakeholders are mainly based in Marinha Grande and Oliveira de Azeméis. Providing global solutions for important customers, acting on a global scale, namely OEMs such as Renault, Volvo, VW, Audi, Nissan, Toyota, Porsche, Honda, Mercedes, GM, Mitsubishi, FIAT, BMW, the Portuguese cluster intents to establish strong partnerships with Interplástica visitors.

The “Engineering & Tooling from Portugal” brand sets its strengths on accumulated know-how, innovation and technology, quality and reliability, networking, competitiveness and social sustainability, all of them core competencies of Portuguese Engineering and tooling industry.

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