MCS® offers more than raw materials and ceramic bodies, it is committed to provide ‘fit for purpose’ products, together with technical support services, to the ceramic industry, world-wide.
Generations of minerals experience, a wish to constantly innovate, as well as a willingness to collaborate to overcome industry challenges are the principles on which the Group continues to grow.
What We Do
Whether you are trying to adopt new technologies or optimize product yields, MCS®’s expertise in ceramic raw material supply and body formulation across all ceramic industry sectors means we can help:
- Design specific products for your existing processes;
- Improve performance of existing formulations;
- Create new products for new process technologies;
- Use proven project management techniques to take work seamlessly from the laboratory to pilot plant and full scale manufacturing;
Whether it is a shredded clay, kaolin, fully refined clay or ceramic body, all of our multi-mineral solution contain our raw materials and industry experience.
CLAYS & KAOLINS – We are recognized as a high quality producer of a wide portfolio of more than 400,000 tonnes of high alumina plastic clays and kaolins suitable for tile, tableware, sanitaryware, glaze and engobe applications.
CERAMIC BODIES – MCS® pioneered the supply of white ceramic bodies in Portugal and today has an extensive range of hard and soft porcelain bodies, fine stoneware, technical, earthenware, electro porcelain; sanitaryware and tile bodies available.
FELDSPAR & QUARTZ – Complimenting its range of clays, kaolins and ceramic bodies, MCS® also offers a range of feldspars and quartz for both ceramics and non-ceramic applications.
Talking Strategy & Performance
MCS®’s strategy and business success is based on differentiation, strong R&D and collaborative partnerships. By doing so, we ensure our clients gain competitive advantage from our ability to deliver better solutions with quantifiable benefits in terms of material functionality, process performance and/or cost savings.
MCS® works with you to develop next generation ceramic material solutions to meet the dynamic and challenging demands of new processes and technologies.
Business at a Glance
MCS® is a €55 million turnover business with 30% generated from export sales to some 25 countries. MCS® is recognized as the only international raw material supplier with such a broad portfolio of mineral resources located in one country – Portugal.
Markets & Customers
MCS maintains a strong domestic focus which helps sustain the competiveness and development of the local ceramics industry.
To support both domestic and export sales efforts, MCS employs its own sales and technical support teams as well as country-specific agents and distributors.
MCS’s operational proximity to several deep sea ports along the Portuguese coast, allows it to ship vessels and containers across the world, all-year-round.
MCS’s global reach is proof of its international credibility and cost effective delivery supply chain.
With extensive multi-mineral reserves in Portugal, MCS® has been extracting, processing, blending and supplying quality controlled raw materials to the ceramics industry since the 1940’s.
Our team of experienced ceramic and process engineers have a broad range of industry sector expertise in tiles, sanitary ware and tableware, which we translate for you into business challenge solutions.
Before starting the process of tailor-made product development, our approach starts with understanding client’s needs. Only then will we take the project from the laboratory to a pilot stage and eventual full scale production implementation.
An integrated collaborative approach to business…