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35
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Fimel, based in Águeda, is a company that specializes in the manufacture of equipment for industrial painting and surface treatment. With over 35 years of experience, we are a benchmark in the sector and we invest in the development of innovative solutions, adjusted to the reality of the market.

Fimel was born in 1982, driven by the professional experience of its founders, whose technical and industrial knowledge led them to focus on the industrial painting sector. Today, after more than three decades in business, the majority of the administration still has active roles in the company.

Its core business focuses on the manufacture of machinery and electric devices to the general industry. The company is recognized throughout the national territory, as well as internationally, for its know-how in the implementation of painting lines. Since it is quite a specific area, which requires vast technical knowledge, Fimel has all the necessary skills when it comes to surface treatment solutions, such as heating and specific treatments, meeting our clients’ needs.

Pintura
Energias

Renewable energy, such as wind energy, has been a strong bet in the last decade, since we saw great potential and consequently started developing machinery and programming tailored to our clients’ needs. It is an area where process automation is a daily challenge – something that is even more attracting for us. Our purpose is to help our clients make their processes lighter and more autonomous. We provide ongoing assistance and we are able to be at our customers’ home so as to help them prepare for tomorrow. We can consider this not only as an excellent service but also as professional assistance at any time, with no interruptions.

Therefore, and because we strongly invested in creating global solutions for our customers, we have created internally the means for automatizing processes and we developed solutions within Industry 4.0. These features make the solutions we offer completely automatized and to that end we count on the precious help of four painting lines.

We are moved by the satisfaction of all the requests from our clients and not only do we invest in high quality products, we also always combine innovation with all our items. This constant concern is something that distinguishes us from our competition, since we see ourselves as a business partner rather than a mere machine supplier. Our major daily concern is the absolute satisfaction of our customers, with whom we establish relationships based on friendship – something that is valued by them and that they want to keep for a very long time.

Given the variety of products we create, the markets we direct them for are vast and transversal to many areas of business. Our clients include Mercedes in Brazil, Volkwagen and Simoldes in Poland, Riablades/Senvion in Portugal, Sodecia in China and India, Acciona in Spain, and Autoeuropa and MGI Coutier/Avon Automotive in Portugal. In the past, we collaborated and supplied several benchmark companies, such as Bosch, Sanitana, Teka, and TAP.

Nowadays, we count on a team of 120 professionals, divided into three work units. We choose carefully our collaborators and train them – something we take very seriously, bearing in mind we want to be prepared for all the execution stages of a project, since its conception until its verification, implementation and training of our clients, so that they can get the most out of the technology supplied. Therefore, we invest in collaborators with technical knowledge and who are able to respond to the most demanding clients in all the process stages. The satisfaction of our collaborators is also a key point and that is why we are guided by values such as ambition, responsibility, cooperation, trust, and commitment.

Since we value a good relationship with every one and with the entities we work with, we always try to create partnerships that might be fruitful for both parties, allying and aggregating synergies. This motto has always been present and we believe it is the secret for establishing more and better businesses in the future. The latest partnership we established was with Siemens, which reveals the good relationship not only with clients but also with our suppliers. One of the aggregating elements, which is clear in the daily work of the company, is the constant technological support. Indeed, we continuously invest on cutting-edge technology, absolutely necessary for a proper functioning and survival of the company, on the basis of our inherent motto: to provide the best of services. From the moment we started manufacturing machinery for our customers, innovation is one of our watchwords and something we want to keep close.

As a way of expressing our visibility in the market and at the same time to be updated, we are constantly present in the national EMAF fair and occasionally in machinery fairs abroad, so as to search for this constant updating. Being in the wind sector, this presence in fairs is even more important, especially when they are related to the business field of energy. We always keep our focus on the clients and on what we can absorb to serve them better and better.

For the future, our goal is clear: to keep being at the forefront, ensuring innovation and quality in everything we do.

OUR
History
  • 1982

    FIMEL – Indústria de Metalurgia e Electricidade, Lda was established on November 22, from the Sociedade RUIL – Indústria de Carpintaria, Carrocerias e Molas, Lda. The capital stock was then increased from 1,500 contos to 11,500 contos distributed in 5 quotas new members: Aníbal da Conceição Pereira, José Bastos Simões, José de Jesus Guerra, José Vieira Moreira and Leonel da Rocha e Silva.

  • 1987

    The partner Jose de Jesus Guerra gave up his quota and the remaining four partners increased the share capital to 30,000 contos.

  • 1991

    The company increased its share capital to 70,000 contos, remaining divided in equal quotas.

  • 1997

    FIMEL – Indústria de Metalurgia e Electricidade, Lda has changed its legal nature to FIMEL – Indústria de Metalurgia e Electricidade, S.A., increasing its capital to 120,000 contos. Later, with the change of the currency, the social capital
    increased to € 600,000 divided into 120,000 shares of € 5 each.

  • 1999

    Investment process that went through the creation of an industrial warehouse for the production of equipment with the support of new technologically advanced machines.

  • 1999

    Project ROBOT2000 – Robot for Continuous Lines of Electrostatic Painting in partnership with ISR – Coimbra.

  • 2000

    Certification of the company in terms of quality according to the norm NP EN ISO 9002: 1994.

  • 2001

    1st “Sectoral Security – Industry” Award, awarded by IDICT under the Safe Work Program, aimed at promoting and supporting the exercise of good business practices in matters of Safety, Hygiene and Health at Work.

  • 2002

    2nd “Sectoral Security – Industry” Award, awarded by IDICT under the Safe Work Program, to promote and support the exercise of good business practices in the areas of Safety, Hygiene and Health at Work.

  • 2003

    Transition to NP EN 9001: 2000 standard.

  • 2004

    Great innovation in the areas of automation, design and marketing.

  • 2008

    Change of logo.

  • 2009

    Changing the corporate image of the company.

  • 2009

    Transition to NP EN ISO 9001: 2008 standard.

  • 2011

    Film boosts its business range to the area of renewable energy.

  • 2015

    Fimel recognizes its merit by obtaining the PME Excelência 2015 award.

  • 2017

    Strategic decision to insert in its scope the manufacturing for the furniture sector.
    Implementation of a Continuous Improvement Project (Lean / Kaizen).

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