21 November 2019

MCG launches IRIS, a new R&D project in the train interior systems industry

The vision of the future of the railway industry. IRIS – Innovative Railway Interior Systems is the new Research & Development project that MCG is developing in the area of ​​train and bus interior systems.


The main objective of the IRIS project is to design, develop and facilitate the future manufacture of…

…various train interior subsystems. To this end, MCG, through the MCG transportation business division, is the leader of a consortium also composed of Famopol, Cablotec, Wiseware and Almadesign, supported by Itecons as a research center.


To meet the new challenges that rail operators will face in the future, the project aims to…

…design and develop a prototype set for four complementary train interior subsystems: side panels, roof panels, HVAC ducts and luggage racks.


These solutions will be designed and built using a research strategy entirely focused on their experimental and exploratory development, thinking of a modular architecture that facilitates assembly on OEM lines. The…

…main objectives are:

  • Reduce the cost of operation;
  • Improve passenger comfort;
  • Increase the attractiveness and competitiveness of the system.


The new interior systems will have to feature an innovative and flexible design that ensures its attractiveness to train manufacturers and complements the latest developments in the sector in Portugal, which have focused…

train heated floor produced in MCG

5 November 2019

MCG Transportation guarantees the production of a new train heated floor project

MCG transportation will produce the heated floor systems for 138 carriages of Alstom Coradia Stream trains that CFL will put into circulation in Luxembourg from 2021.


Starting in 2020 (and continuing production through 2024), the project includes the production of single and double-decker carriage floors and is based on the new heated…

…floor technology developed by MCG transportation teams.


The system is based in ready-to-install, quick-assemble modules designed to meet the most demanding customer needs. This type of floor incorporates underfloor heating, very challenging thermal and acoustic insulation requirements, and connections between the different floor modules developed and designed to ensure a very high…

…level of finish.


These Alstom Coradia trains with MCG transportation floors can reach 160 km/hour and will be put into circulation in Luxembourg by CFL (Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois). The trains can be used also in neighboring countries Belgium and France.


MCG transportation is MCG’s business division dedicated to the…


21 October 2019

MCG joins Caixa TOP group of companies

MCG recently received the diploma certifying that we are part of the exclusive group of companies with Caixa TOP status.


Caixa TOP is a bank recognition program of Caixa Geral de Depósitos that distinguishes companies from the most dynamic sectors of the economy, especially those with a higher export profile.


This is a…

…distinction selected and attributed solely by Caixa and which gives access to preferential terms of price, product and service with the bank. It is also possible to benefit from partnerships in various areas of activity and access a recognition program with unique advantages.


Integrating Caixa TOP batch of companies was…

…one of MCG’s goals for this year 2019.


17 October 2019

MCG distributes 2nd edition of Revista M, the company’s internal magazine

After the debut edition in April, now comes the 2nd issue of MCG’s internal publication: Revista M #02 was delivered to each employee of the company today.


In this issue several issues of high importance for MCG are highlighted: the growing culture of “Safety First” that is already well established in the…

…company, the important projects we are developing for the world’s leading car and train manufacturers, and the investments that continue to allow MCG to expand and modernize its facilities.


This without forgetting the themes around the constant evolution of the MCG teams and remembering the history of the company and its founder…

…Manuel da Conceição Graça.


But there is another theme that assumes almost transversal honors in Revista M ​​#02: the strong investment that MCG is making in the training of its Employees and in the creation of opportunities that allow them to get more knowledge every day.


As José Graça Medeiros points out in…

…this issue of Revista M, “it is enough that we devote about 10% of our daily time to learning and the results we can achieve are unimaginable”.


MCG’s Managing Director also invites all the employees of the company to make this true “journey of knowledge” together… Good readings!