17 December 2019

MCG wishes you a Merry Christmas

MCG wishes all its Customers, Employees, Partners, and Followers a Merry Christmas.


As 2019 to finish, we invite you to recall all the milestones overcome by MCG this year and to get to know better the most important projects of the company during the last 12 months of activity. Please see more…

…in our ‘News’ section.


For 2020 our promise is as strong as the focus we add to our daily activity as a reference in the markets in which we operate: hard work and the constant pursuit of the satisfaction of all players who trust us.


A strong wish for Happy Holidays for all…

…and a successful year of 2020!


10 December 2019

MCG transportation at PFP Open Days 2019

MCG was present at the PFP Open Days 2019, an event that recently brought together several Portuguese state entities and some of the world’s leading players in the railway industry.


Organized by the Portuguese Railway Platform (PFP), the event took place in Almada, at the headquarters of Infraestruturas de Portugal, and was…

…attended by the minister of Infrastructure and Housing, Pedro Nuno Santos.


On the second day of the event, devoted to various Pitching Sessions and a workshop on digitization, circular economics, and internationalization in the railroad areas, MCG had the opportunity to present all the recent developments of MCG transportation, the company’s business…

…division. It is growing rapidly and fully meets the needs of major world customers in the interiors for trains and buses.


Just the day before, the first day of the PFP Open Days 2019 was marked by the participation of the heads of several national and international companies around the presentation of…

…three thematic modules: “Market Context”, “Ecosystems” and “Technological Challenges”.



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…