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MCG na Subcontratacion 2017 | Bilbao
22-5-2017

MCG na Subcontratacion 2017 | Bilbao

A MCG mind for metal marcará presença pela primeira vez na feira SUBCONTRATACIÓN 2017, Feria Internacional de Procesos y Equipos para la Fabricación, de 6 a 8 de Junho. Esta é uma aposta clara no mercado de subcontratação em Espanha. Esperamos pela visita no stand 5 / B-32c!
Recertification EN 15085
7-4-2017

Recertification EN 15085

On April 5, MCG mind for metal was awarded recertification by TÜV Rheinland Portugal based on the European standard EN 15085-2, which specifies the quality requirements for welded construction of vehicles and components for the railway industry.  The certification included the qualification of the processes of welding, qualification of welders, tests, among other aspects related to this process. In this way, MCG assures its customers a tight control of the welding processes and skills of its welders in the production of components for the...
Falecimento Sr. Manuel Conceição Graça
6-1-2017

Falecimento Sr. Manuel Conceição Graça

É com enorme tristeza que a MCG comunica o falecimento do seu fundador e sócio-gerente, o Sr. Manuel da Conceição Graça, ocorrido na madrugada de dia 6 de janeiro de 2017. Tinha 93 anos.  Nascido no Carregado a 17 de Abril de 1923, manteve sempre um espírito jovem, inventivo e empreendedor ao longo da sua vida, fortalecida no seu sentido de humor e positivismo invulgares e numa ligação muito forte à sua terra, sempre empenhado no seu desenvolvimento.  O seu desaparecimento é por isso uma enorme perda para a sua família, para a...
coMMUTe Project
17-9-2016

coMMUTe Project

CoMMUTe - Multifunction Modular Train FloorThe “COMMUTE” project is composed by a consortium that joins four entities – MCG, Amorim Cork Composites, ITeCons and Critical Materials and is supported by “COMPETE 2020 – Programa Operacional Competitividade e Internacionalização no âmbito do Sistema de Incentivos à Investigação e Desenvolvimento Tecnológico”. It has the main objective of developing a prototype for a modular and multifunctional floating floor for the interior of intercity and regional railway transport, where...
MCG continues to invest in Portugal, in the industrial area of Carregado
1-9-2016

MCG continues to invest in Portugal, in the industrial area of Carregado

After acquiring, in 2015, units and land with a gross area of 15,000 m2 that enabled MCG to pursue its expansion process, MCG is now working with Harchi (http://www.harchi.pt/) planning all its road structure, industrial expansion plans and support buildings. In this process of expansion and modernization, MCG seeks to create an environment that promotes innovation, confidence in the future, which is welcoming to its employees and at the same time is sustainable and presents modern lines.   MCG aim’s to maintain its investment in the...
Flooring Systems - new assembly line
1-9-2016

Flooring Systems - new assembly line

Following MCG’s decision of enduring a business diversification strategy, MCG has launched in 2016 the new MCG transportation is dedicated to the bus and railway business areas and aims to sell two main product lines:- Complex metal assemblies which need highly skilled, certified operators and advanced sheet metal processes- Innovative Interior Systems – ready to install, lightweight flooring and ceiling systems. Starting from the functional and geometric requirements of a rail car or coach bus, MCG designs, tests and manufacture these...
InnoTrans 2016
18-8-2016

InnoTrans 2016

MCG transportation at INNOTRANS 2016 (Berlin)20 - 23 September 2016The same year that MCG transportation was launched, as new business area, MCG will make its debut at InnoTrans, taking part in the world's largest trade fair for Railway industry. MCG’s participation is integrated in Portugal’s collective presence, organized by the Portuguese Railway Platform (PFP). Visit us at stand 406 (hall 1.1).    About InnoTrans: InnoTrans is the world’s leading trade fair for rail transport technology and takes place every two years in...
MCG in the frontline of automotive comfort
29-7-2016

MCG in the frontline of automotive comfort

MCG has recently entered new automotive business segments of AirSprings and Torsional Vibration Dampers, working for the best in class Tier1 automotive suppliers. MCG combines specific competences: Competences on sheet metal forming simulation both with shell and solid elements Deep Drawing Stamping High precision cutting Local forging (precision features) Aluminum and High Strength Steel Grades KTL and ZiNi painting of complex parts with rubber to metal adherence granted. Engraving parts with MATRIX code, to ensure...
MCG thinking lightweight
29-7-2016

MCG thinking lightweight

The “LaTch 2” project is composed by a consortium that joins four entities –Moliporex, Cadflow MCG and INEGI is supported by “COMPETE 2020 – Programa Operacional Competitividade e Internacionalização no âmbito do Sistema de Incentivos à Investigação e Desenvolvimento Tecnológico”. It has the main objective of developing a representative case study (prototype part, manufacturing tools and processes) of an innovative composite suspension arm of and electric car. LaTch 2’s budget is 1.2 million euros and is financed by...
Orgulho nas cores de Portugal!
10-7-2016

Orgulho nas cores de Portugal!

A nation made of heroes, Portugal shows that with humbleness, effort and teamwork the dream is possible!     Pride in the colors of Portugal! Congratulations!
IWE – International Welding Engineer at MCG
30-6-2016

IWE – International Welding Engineer at MCG

MCG decided to recruit and train at the beginning of year 2016, Welding Engineers with certification IWE - International Welding Engineer, to boost the realization of EN 15085 certification required by customers in the rail industry.The main advantages to having people with IWE certification are related with joining an international and uniform system of training and certification, where there is a guaranteed knowledge transfer in welding from the engineer to the welder, passing the inspection of welding; as well as the recognition by...
MCG warms up Europe!
9-6-2016

MCG warms up Europe!

MCG currently produces about 250 pellet stoves per month for one of the most relevant European brands, recognized for its design and innovation.   The increasingly need for the customer to focus solely on its product marketing, enabled MCG to secure all production and complete assembly of the pellet stove, which also includes the assembly of all electronic components and final product testing.   MCG integrates all the logistics offering a warehouse dedicated to final product with about 500 m2, thus enabling all packing and transport to...
MCG joins PRODUTECH
1-6-2016

MCG joins PRODUTECH

MCG recently joined PRODUTECH, becoming a member of the Production Technologies Association, the promoter and manager of the Production Technologies Cluster. This Association aims to implement collective efficiency strategies and initiatives that promote the competitiveness, growth and development of manufacturing technology companies in a structured way. The Association promotes initiatives that boost the companies’ internationalization, innovation and qualification processes. It aims at promoting and exploiting the emergence of...
Railway - top class welding at MCG
20-5-2016

Railway - top class welding at MCG

EN 15085 CertificationMCG was certified by TÜV Rheinland EN 15085, standard specific for welding components and rail vehicles. The MCG was certified as CL1, EN 15085 highest standard.   With a coordination structure comprising certified IWE - International Welding Engineer, IWS - International Welding Specialist and trained welders, MCG ensures the proper execution of welding required in this sector.   MCG manufacturing flow is organized from raw material warehouses, through laser cutting, welding and assembly, to end product, with...
PFP - Portuguese Railway Platform
20-5-2016

PFP - Portuguese Railway Platform

Following MCG’s decision and start of the new Business Unit – MCG Transportation – we have joined PFP (Plataforma Ferroviária Portuguesa) early this year. We have great expectations with the synergies that will come out of this participation in the future from the R&D point of view and the participation in railway related research projects, but also from the business development in the Portuguese railway market and leverage of MCG’s international presence. PFP’s motivation is to team up all Portuguese stakeholders interested in...
93rd Birthday Mr. Manuel Conceição Graça
17-4-2016

93rd Birthday Mr. Manuel Conceição Graça

It is with great satisfaction that today, April 17, 2016, MCG marks the 93 anniversary of its founder, Mr. Manuel Conceicao Graca. Always a reference for the whole MCG family that is together on this felicitation. A great example of longevity and positive spirit! Congratulations Mr. Manuel!
8-4-2016

MAESTRI - Total Efficiency Framework at MCG

The MAESTRI project aims to advance the sustainability of European manufacturing and process industries. This is done by providing a management system in the form of a flexible and scalable platform, and to guide and simplify the implementation of an innovative approach, the Total Efficiency Framework. The overall aim of this framework is to encourage a culture of improvement within process industries by assisting the decision-making process, supporting the development of improvement strategies and helping define the priorities to improve...
Novos projectos VW
17-3-2016

Novos projectos VW

A MCG foi recentemente nomeada para o novo modelo T-Roc da fábrica VW de Palmela. Esta nomeação é a primeira depois de 6 anos sem novos contratos com a VW e decorre duma aposta MCG neste projecto, com vista ao aumento do volume de vendas com este cliente. A capacidade técnica demonstrada, a disponibilidade para grande estampagem, a  integração da valor in-house e a proximidade geográfica á Autoeuropa,  foram factores determinantes no processo de seleção da MCG para este projeto cujo SOP acontecerá em 2017. A MCG estará...
Dynamic packaging solutions - Fraunhoffer technology
17-3-2016

Dynamic packaging solutions - Fraunhoffer technology

In order to ensure full detail and cost effective answers on its offers, MCG uses Fraunhoffer technology.   We handle different types of standard packaging or customer-specifics. The technology allows us to determine: Minimum distance between parts and in between parts and the box/container. Determine the max number of parts due to restrictions on weight. Compute the minimum volumetric occupancy of a single part. Automatic choice of an appropriate container from a pre-determined list. Stable position of the...
New Opel projects
8-1-2016

New Opel projects

The MCG was recently nominated for two new projects GM: Opel insignia (SOP 2017) and OPEL Corsa (SOP 2018), for the Rüsselsheim factory and Zaragoza / Eisenach respectively. These noinations result of a continued commitment from GM's to MCG's technical and technological capacity, since the products in question are, in several cases bigger and more complex compared to what had been customary in previous projects.Now, in addition to stamping up to 3300ton press, MCG integrates welding and painting, combined with a competitive logistics,...


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