1997 SAW THE BIRTH OF METALÚRGICA LOPES E CAPITAZ WHEN MR. JORGE LOPES E MR. JORGE CAPITAZ DECIDED TO SET UP A WORKSHOP IN A SPACE OF 350 M2 AND ONLY 3 PEOPLE, TO PRODUCE EQUIPMENTS FOR THE CERAMIC DECORATIVE PLANTS IN THE REGION.
Over these 25 years the company has grown and created its own manufacturing and design structure, becoming the leading equipment supplier in Portugal for the Ceramic Industry and increasingly recognized internationally for its development and technological innovation, build quality and customer service all around the world.
Today, in its premises with an area of 10,000 m2, MLC produces the most diverse range of machines and equipment for tableware and dinnerware, decorative and pottery, in the various types of body – earthenware, stoneware, vitreous and fine porcelain.
The company is now turning its attention to the foreigner markets… ´´The world is our market …It’s time to show our capabilities and skills in the development of projects for the needs of the world’s ceramic plants´´.
To fully meet customer requests, MLC offers two services of fundamental importance: pre-sales consultancy and after-sales service.
The pre-sale consultancy makes the entire MLC experience available to the Client: each project is designed according to his requirements and needs. This means highly qualified consultancy in relation to technological development and guarantee of serious and professional performance.
The after-sales service represents the long-term guarantee of the investment that the Customer made when purchasing an MLC machine: not only by using original parts of first quality, but also a service to guarantee an immediate intervention by specialized technical personnel or a simple telephone consultancy.
MLC pays the utmost attention to the observance of construction norms and standards. Each machine built by MLC fully complies with CE standards in order to guarantee the safety of users.
The entire range of machines built by MLC was designed for varying degrees of customization ´´tailored´´, according to the specifications of the Client.
The machine line is complemented by automatic production lines (saucer making lines, cup making lines, plate making lines), glazing robots and various types of equipment, suitable to meet even the most complex requirements of industries in the ceramic world: plants with a high degree of automation, elaborated and carried out as turnkey projects. Tableware porcelain or stoneware, cups and saucers, ovenware, decorative and homeware ceramics, and all other small or large ceramic items.
At MLC, the ceramic industry finds a partner that guarantees the best product quality.