Industry 4.0 Case Studies

COTEC Portugal, in collaboration with AESE Business School, developed case studies of Portuguese companies that stand out in their sectors.


Founded in 1937, Têxtil Manuel Gonçalves, S.A. is the textile group that stands out because of the philosophy of its founder: «Technology and Quality hand in hand». This strategic vision has been a key factor in the evolution of the company, which, through the continuous acquisition of cutting-edge technological equipment, has effectively provided its industrial platforms, thus sustaining its competitive capacity, a determining factor in the current context. Initially focused on the textile industrial activity, the company started a process of diversification into other business areas early on.

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Founded in 1969, SOLANCIS is a Portuguese limestone extraction, transformation and design company of ornamental stones for construction, such as 3D pieces, walls, ventilated facades and cladding, tiles and pavements, steps, cornices, balusters, copings, among other solutions. With projects on 5 continents, in 69 countries, it stands out for its integration with its partners and innovation.

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