CMW® History


CMW Foundries is a Portuguese foundry group founded in 1981.

We are specialists in wear resistant technical castings, and we produce sand castings in high alloyed cast iron, steel, stainless steel and nickel based alloys.

We operate three foundries in Portugal, two close to Oporto and one near Lisbon.

With installed capacity to produce 15.000 tons of castings

Brochure CMW

CMW In 11 ideas

Since 1981; Steel and alloyed irons foundries; Three production plants in Portugal; 750 Tons of castings per month; 90% of production for exportation; Experience & Technology; Full machined castings; Lot sizes from single casting to large series; Wide range of alloys; From 1kg to 10 tons products; Experts in wear-resistant materials.



CMW® Mission/Quality Policy


We are with you.

At CMW we always work for you, providing you with technical support services, product research and development, production capacity and quality assurance of the products supplied.

With an installed production capacity of 10000 tons of parts per year, we produce quality castings up to 11 tons in weight, depending on the metal alloy used. We analyze your wear problem, make a diagnosis and present you the best solution for the manufacture of castings, components of industrial equipment.

We study the most suitable metal alloy for its application, so that the life of the components of your machines is significantly longer, requiring fewer stops and avoiding unnecessary costs. All this with a single objective: to be your partner in solving your specific problems of wear and tear by corrosion or abrasion.

We are your casting partner!

















Quality Policy

CMW Foundries aims to work closely with costumers for continuous improvement, seeking solutions for wear, corrosion and temperature problems. We provide services and products with competitive advantages that meet costumer’s expectations regarding quality, quantity, delivery and prices within a philosophy of continuous improvement, satisfaction and education of its employees and environmental, occupational health and safety management best practices.

This thinking is based on the seven quality management principals. Are they:

Customer focus: Customer deserves all attention from CMW Foundries, therefore the comprehension of his needs, the satisfaction of his requirements and exceed his expectations are our priorities.

Leadership: CMW Foundries Management aims to define the company's strategic objectives and guidelines, in an environment that enhances the involvement and engagement of all.

Engagement of people: CMW Foundries and its performance are the result of a unified team, where the best of each one is used in support of the company in order to meet the requirements and expectations of all stakeholders.

Process approach: All CMW Foundries activities and resources are integrated into process and sub-process networks, each one with Inputs and Outputs, assigned responsibilities and risks and opportunities properly identified.

Improvement: The improvement of global performance of CMW Foundries is a permanent commitment to the company’s management.

Evidence-based decision making: All decisions, at the various levels, are the result of considering and analysing data and information, with particular attention to the availability of quality information to allow effective decision-making.

Relationship management: CMW Foundries seeks, whenever it’s possible, to maintain a partnership relation with all interested parts, always pursuing mutual benefit and therefore improving the ability of both to generate value.

The company’s employees are responsible for Quality policy implementation, assuming a commitment with quality, side by side with top management, which provides the required resources for QMS. Each one of us embrace a commitment to act as a team, ensuring that CMW Foundries has the capability to overcome the global market challenges.


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