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Field trip to Portugal

22 November, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 24 November, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

We’re thrilled to share the success of our recent trip to explore Portugal’s Tooling and Moulding industry. 🇵🇹

🔍 Discovering Portugal’s Tooling and Moulding Excellence
The representatives from Ireland were from:
Thormac, Denroy, Total Plastic Solution Ltd TPS, Navico Group,
ATA, Takumi Precision Engineering Limited, Queen’s University Belfast & Ibec

We explored these 6 leading companies, each contributing to Portugal’s prowess in tooling and moulding:
· Celoplás, Plásticos para a Indústria, S.A.
· UEpro – Tooling Experts
· SteelPLUS – Portuguese Mold Maker
· Grupo SOCEM
· MD Group

🧠 International Mould Conference
We attended the International Mould Conference, a forum for reflection and debate on main trends and perspectives for the development of Moulds and Special Tooling Industry, worldwide. This included a special overview of the Irish Medical Device sector by Ann O’Connell from Ibec and a
signing of a Memorandum of Understanding by Denise Price from Queen’s University Belfast with the Portuguese partners.

🚀 Exploring Business Opportunities
Our members explored potential business collaborations and research partnership and identified exciting growth opportunities.


22 November, 2023 @ 8:00 am
24 November, 2023 @ 5:00 pm