Paulo and Miguel Simao together at the Tramagal plant. They are the third and fourth generations of the Simao family working at MFTE Paulo and Miguel Simao, third and fourth generations of the family working at MFTEPaulo and Miguel Simao together at the Tramagal plant. They are the third and fourth generations of the Simao family working at MFTE Paulo and Miguel Simao, third and fourth generations of the family working at MFTE
  • Tramagal’s MFTE Facility Marks Milestone with Family Tradition and Training Initiatives

Tramagal, Portugal — Daimler Trucks Tuesday celebrated the 60th anniversary of truck manufacturing at the Mitsubishi Fuso plant in Tramagal, Portugal.

As a significant regional employer and Portugal’s third-largest automobile manufacturer, MFTE recently celebrated a historic production milestone, manufacturing an impressive 11,800 trucks in 2023, a record for the plant.

At the heart of MFTE’s success are its dedicated employees, many of whom represent multi-generational family legacies within the company. A testament to this tradition is Paulo Simão, Head of Procurement at MFTE. Following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, who both dedicated their careers to MFTE, Simão continues the family tradition, which now includes his son Miguel, currently working in maintenance.

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MFTE’s commitment to its workforce extends beyond honoring family legacies. The company places a strong emphasis on employee training and development, particularly in light of the ongoing industry transformation.

In a notable effort to nurture talent, MFTE announced a partnership with the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar, Portugal, in 2023. This collaboration will launch a new training program in 2024, offering promising career opportunities to young professionals in the Tramagal region.

The MFTE plant in Tramagal stands as a beacon of industrial achievement and familial dedication, celebrating six decades of automotive excellence. With its record-breaking production figures and investment in future talents, Daimler Truck’s MFTE facility not only commemorates its storied past but also looks forward to a dynamic and evolving future in the automotive industry.

By Lisa Luckas

Lisa Luckas is a Sr. Business News Editor at Nobot.News.

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