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METALOME

Manufacturer of high-value metallurgical components

European Fund

Project No. 181.056

Project name: i9METALOME – Industrial Innovation

Support under the Incentive System: SI Business Innovation – Productive

Main goal: Strengthen the competitiveness of SMEs

Intervention region: North

Beneficiary entity: METALOME, LDA.

Approval date: 23-08-2022

Start date: 04-11-2021

Date of the conclusion: 30-06-2023

Total eligible cost: 8.851.826,29 €

Financial support from the European Union: FEDER – €2,434,252.23

National/regional public financial support: AT

By implementing the i9METALOME project, METALOME intends to make a disruptive and innovative qualitative leap in a very competitive and demanding industrial activity. The fundamental objective of the proposed investment focuses on creating the physical, technological and logistical conditions to reinforce the production capacity of METALOME's new industrial unit, preparing the company for the challenges of the future.

Reinforced investment in the capacity and competitiveness of the production system is essential to guarantee the structured growth of METALOME's manufacturing activity in the coming years. Production technologies have evolved rapidly, making the technological adaptation of production processes essential, both in terms of the quality standard offered and in terms of cost competitiveness, essential factors for conquering new products, customers and markets.

The capacity to be installed recommended in the project will lay the foundations for a sustained, prepared and planned evolution. The implementation of such an investment plan therefore constitutes a plan of the greatest relevance for the future of the company, without which the industrial project would be irremediably stagnant. The plan now implemented in this project is the result of strategic reflection, developed and matured with the aim of preparing the infrastructure for the challenges of the next decade.

In short, the proposed investment could be divided into the following partial objectives:

  • Technological innovation of the industrial process
  • Automation and robotization of manufacturing processes
  • Increased level of productivity
  • Increase in installed production capacity
  • Improving support infrastructures and industrial services through digitalization of processes
  • Strengthening internal logistics capacity
  • Invest in the qualification and reinforcement of the team of employees

 

 

METALOME intends to ensure strong impacts on its business competitiveness in the short term, resulting from:

  • Improvement of productivity and operational efficiency ratios;
  • Optimization of the factory layout, designed especially for the process and technologies to be implemented;
  • High added value through the incorporation of complementary services (which can represent new market niches and opportunities for penetration into innovative markets;
  • Minimizing waste in the cost of raw materials
  • Optimization of raw materials and final product warehouse management flows and processes;
  • Minimization of energy consumption in the different phases of the process through the use of more efficient, state-of-the-art equipment, as well as the rational use of energy sources in the process and the use of renewable energy sources;
  • Improving the competence and technical capacity of the team of employees by strengthening its workforce and increasing its level of qualification

The increase in capacity recommended in the project will lay the foundations for sustained, prepared and planned evolution. The implementation of this investment constitutes a plan of the greatest importance for the future of the company, without which the industrial project would be irremediably stagnant. The investment plan outlined in this project is the result of strategic reflection, developed and matured with the purpose of preparing the infrastructure for the industrial challenges of the next decade.