Being a CATIM Associate

When a company becomes associated with CATIM, it will own a part of the share capital of this technological center with a record recognized track of supporting industry, in particular the mechanical and metallurgy industry, and cooperation with public and private entities.

By becoming a CATIM associated, a company can influence the fate of this institution, constituting together with all associated members, the General Council, which is the highest body responsible for defining and approving CATIM General Policy, trough the election of Board Members and the appreciation of their management actions.

By becoming a CATM associated, the company:

 Benefits from special prices in service rendering;

becomes the preferred information target generated by CATIM on its activities;

will be preferably invited to participate in national and European projects industrially guided in which CATIM is involved.


OUR Mission

CATIM, Portuguese Technological center for the metal working industry is a non-profit private institution of public utility, that resulted from the association of interests, industries, and associations with public companies.

It was established under the Decree-Law No. 249/86 of 25th August, with the changes that were introduced by Decree 312/95 of 29th November and registered as a Public Utility Institution, as published in the Official Gazette No. 15, II series of 87/01/19, at the Commercial Registry of Oporto, Registration No. 2, under the tax number 501 630 473.


Its mission is to contribute to innovation and competitiveness of national metal industries and similar or complementary sectors.



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