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Engineering & Tooling from Portugal at MIDEST 2019 – Lyon – France 5th to 8th march 2019

 

 

France is the second largest customer of Portuguese goods, accounting for 12.5% ​​of Portuguese exports in 2017. Regarding the mold industry, France ranks 3rd in the export ranking, accounting for 12% of the molds exported in 2017.

Given the importance of the French market for Engineering & Tooling from Portugal, Pool-Net: Portuguese Tooling & Plastics Network is organizing a participation in the fair MIDEST – the Global Show for all Industrial Subcontracting Know-how. MIDEST will take place from 5th to 8th march in Lyon. This fair counts about 1.100 exhibitors, 30.000 m2 of exhibition, expecting more than 22000 visitors.

The participation of Pool-Net: Portuguese Tooling & Plastics Network has the main objective of promoting the Engineering & Tooling from Portugal brand and the skills of the Portuguese industry of molds, special tools and plastics, namely the know-how, quality, technology and innovation, social sustainability, networking and reliability.

This participation is part of the project HIGHSPOT, promoted by Pool-Net, which aims to promote at the international markets the collective brand "Enginnering & Tooling from Portugal", contributing to the reinforcement of the positioning of the portuguese companies of the Engineering & Tooling cluster in supply & strategic markets. The HIGHSPOT project is funded by Portugal 2020, under the Operational Competitiveness and Internationalization Program, in the amount of 411,116 € from FEDER (European Regional Development Fund). 

Pool-Net: Portuguese Tooling & Plastics Network, is an association created in October 2008 to manage the portuguese Engineering & Tooling CLUSTER, being responsible for bringing together the engineering and tooling industry in Portugal, promoting the integration of this industrial, technological and scientific community.

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.

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.

This is an industry highly internationalized and technological up-dated that has made significant investments during the recent years on innovative technologies and processes, namely in new five-axis machines, software, paperless production, lean management and automation equipment. Some companies have also heavily invested in new, modern buildings and work environments which are sure to attract the best talent.

The accumulated know-how of the portuguese industry in several moulding technologies and in plastic injection solutions, as well as the quality of products provided, has contributed to its leadership in the European mould making and plastic injection industry.

We are at your disposal! Come to meet us at MIDEST 2019 – Stand 5G138

It will be a pleasure to welcome you and give you to know more of the skills of the “Engineering & Tooling from Portugal”.

Information: Pool-Net /

www.toolingportugal.com

+244 570 420