360º Approach

All the parts we produce first begin with an idea, that through a strict exercise of design, calculation, method, accuracy and genius is brought to life.

Our quality planning and engineering team is prepared to design the solution each client needs. Our Tool specialists can work step by step to ensure the best mould is made for a specific part and all our know-how is put to action so that the project management in the prototype and the pre-serial phase are optimized for the best outcome.

Our Presence

Since 1989, our plants are located in Oliveira de Azeméis, Portugal, where all of our production and engineering capacity is situated.
Our operation is completed by a warehouse in Salzgitter, Germany.
Each company of the Schmidt Light Metal Group, is fully dedicated to bring the best parts for automobiles to life, all around Europe.

Our Companies

ATC is our tools development company, where moulds are designed, engineered and produced.
SLM is our Aluminium die casting unit, where 20 Bühler machines bring the parts to life.
After die-casting, DMM, our machining unit, takes care of finishing the parts with processes that differ, to meet our clients needs.
In 2017 we created our British company, STC, to prepare our expansion into this country in the future.

Our Companies:

Our Moulds

Tools in the Making

It is our firm belief that our high-quality and functional tools, designed and developed in house to meet our clients’ needs are what differentiates us from others.
With state of the art equipment our tool shop, ATC, uses CAM systems and machines to create moulds and trimmings.
This means that we have the capacity to design and build the moulds that will be used to cast our clients’ parts, giving them the speed and flexibility that make us a perfect and reliable business partner.

Our Casting Capacity

We Shape Aluminium


From the beginning, the importance of the quality of our casting cells was a priority for SLM. Today we are equipped with 20 Bühler Casting cells.
We add to this our robust processes and a high degree of automation so that a strong base is built, where several different procedures can take place, such as alloy treatment, squeezing and vacuum support.
Accurate measuring machines, X-ray diagnosis and the self-control of our workers ensure that consistent high quality products are casted and produced.

Our Machining Unit

Welcome to the Finish Line


Our machining unit, DMM, is comprised of state of the art equipment, spread through three adjacent plants. This is where light alloy components are machined and assembled. This is the finish line of our production processes.
Automated CNC machines, dedicated lines for specific components, washing and leak testing machines are some of the equipment available to ensure the perfect finish is given to each and every alloy component.


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