Vidromecanica has recently completed the expansion of its manufacturing premises.

It is the Portuguese company’s third expansion in recent years and provides additional space for the design and manufacture of equipment for the glass container and tableware sectors.

The group is based in the glassmaking hub of Marinha Grande and has about 60 production staff.

Founded in 1984 by Antonio Barreto, Vidromecanica remains a family-run business of two generations. The company is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year.

All machinery is manufactured in-house by specialists and global partnerships. It provides important and competitive advantages, which Vidromecanica exploits to the full when supplying clients with equipment.

Vidromecanica develops glass machinery solutions for many applications of the glass industry. Its equipment and systems are used in the glass container, tableware and technical glass sectors globally.

The company serves customers in more than 60 countries and provides glass thermal equipment, such as annealing, decorating and toughening, hot and cold end coating and cullet treatment equipment.

The company recently supplied Angola's Embalvidro container glass plant with annealing and cullet return equipment.