What We Do

Our Mission

We create integrated solutions with talent and agility, supported by a motivated, spirited team that is committed and focused in anticipating the market, acting with determination and excellence.

Performing Solutions is not only our claim: it is how, every day, we strive for outstanding performance by offering innovative solutions through the entire aluminium die casting process.

A different approach

Our commitment is more than producing aluminium die case parts for the automative industry, it is to develop exceptional solutions, designed exclusively for each client, for each part, in a process that starts with our team of senior planning eEngineers, passed on to our experts in the tooling department, where state of the art moulds are produced and finishes with the shop floor operators who ensure that the die cast process culminates in high quality parts being manufactured.

About us

Strong commitment

In some organisations, engagement seems to happen naturally. And the moment you in to our facilities, you sense that immediately. People are committed, energetic and passionate about their work. Positive attitudes and behaviours are transmitted to each new hire during our check-in process*, to ensure that the promise we make to our customers, is built into every single part produced.


Our Board

The Board

Since 1989 our Board has been working fiercely to establish and position the Schmidy Light Metal Group as a major player in the Portuguese Automotive Industry. Since the beginning we have proudly produced components for automobiles, all over the world. This only been possible because of the clear vision of our directors and their desire to pursue excellence. They are the ones who shape the future and make it happen, acting as role models with their values and ethics and inspiring trust at all times. This is their shared vision, their shared commitment, their shared knowledge. They know that success comes from hard work, from developing a stakeholder focused strategy that is then put into action into every decision made.

Mark Schmidt | Ralf Schmidt | Filipe Villas-Boas



We make parts for amazing cars

Numbers that matter


Cars produced in Europe per year


Parts produced at the Group per year


of these cars have our parts


30 Years

30th Anniversary

On the 23rd of November 1989, the organisation that we proudly call Schmidt Light Metal Group was born. Thirty years have passed and as we celebrate this milestone we also prepare for the future in this famous VUCA (you need to spell out VUCA) world, that shifts at the speed of light.
To all the clients and stakeholders, many of whom have witnessed our history unroll, we would like to thank you for the trust placed in us.
This achievement would not have been possible without the dedication of a great team of people, from the first 8 in 1989 to the 590 that today come through our gates to bring this dream to life. They are the true, unsungheroes of our story.

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