Oliveira de Azeméis
The founding of our Company
Graphite Technologies started in 1989, operating in the molds industry, specifically in EDM field. It began by introducing innovative solutions, namely in graphite for EDM processes’ industry, which made it possible to rapidly achieve reliance within the market.
Since its establishing, Graphite Technologies finds crucial to invest in regular training for its employees, systematically seeking to motivate and provide them with tools & skills, empowering them to efficiently respond to customers' requirements. These factors, coupled with a strong team spirit and a great sense of liability, were critical for Graphite Technologies to set the benchmark in the industry and become a leader in the market.
This path engaged Graphite Technologies into a sustainable growth founded on Four key pillars – 1. Know how, 2. Product/service, 3. Quality, and 4. Innovation -, which led to the establishment of a subsidiary in Oliveira de Azeméis in 1992, and to the Certified Quality System ISO 9001 Certification in 2003. This corroborated Graphite Technologies as the market leader, emphasized by its geo-strategic location in both main Molds Industry poles in Portugal, Marinha Grande (headquarters) and Oliveira de Azeméis (subsidiary), which facilitate it to deliver excel service through proximity, and provide the customers with top quality Certified products and solutions.
Today, Graphite Technologies is proud of being acknowledged not only as a basic supplier but also as the ideal partner in whom customers can rely on to continuously optimize their performance, and embrace the new challenges of 4.0 Industry.
It is the Mission of Graphite Technologies to grow sustainably through innovation, quality and commitment, providing the costumers with the best products, services and knowledge fulfilling their needs and requirements at a competitive price.
Graphite Technologies aims to be the dominant player in the segment by being the company that best understands and satisfies the product, service and fulfillment needs of the costumer.
These are the core values that guide Graphite Technologies’ culture:. Being accountable, acknowledging and taking responsibility for actions, products, decisions, and policies.
. Being balanced, taking a proactive stand to create and maintain a healthy work-life balance for workers.
. Acting with integrity, honesty and honor without compromising the truth.
. Committing to sustainability and acting in an environmentally friendly way, and promote other initiatives that impact lives within and outside the organization.
. Seeking Excellence and Innovation, pursuing new creative ideas that have the potential to change something for the better.
. Ownership – taking care of the company and customers as they were one’s own.
. Focusing on the promise of delivering always the best products and solutions, ensuring total satisfaction of the customers.
1989Graphite founding in Lisbon, with a registered capital of 8.000.000,00 PT Escudos, with two partners: Graphite Technologies, PLC and John Snape.
1991Moving from Lisbon to Casal Galego, in Marinha Grande.
1992Opening of subsidiary in Oliveira de Azeméis.
1996Acquisition of land in the industrial park of Marinha Grande, in order to build new facilities.
1998Building of new facilities in the industrial park of Marinha Grande.
1999Moving from Casal Galego to the new facilities in Marinha Grande industrial park.
2003Certified Quality System ISO 9001 Certification
2009Acquisition of land for a new building in Oliveira de Azeméis.
2010Opening of the new facilities in Oliveira de Azeméis.
2014Transfer of Mr. John´s shares on behalf of the new members, Hilário Costa and Nelson Vieira.
2015Expansion and upgrading of Marinha Grande facilities.
2016Merging of Eroding and Graphite Technologies.
2018Conclusion of expansion works in Marinha Grande - New Showroom.
2019Beginning of construction of the new facilities of Graphite Technologies in Oliveira de Azeméis.
2021Opening of the brand new facilities in Oliveira de Azeméis.