CO-FINANCED PROJECTS

— by EU —
  • Project Designation: Inovação produtiva
  • Project Code: CENTRO-02-0853-FEDER-000823
  • Main Objective: Reinforce the competitivity of small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Area of intervention: Center of Portugal
  • Beneficiary: DRT Rapid – Protótipos e Moldes, Lda
  • Date of approval: 07/08/2015
  • Start: 23/06/2015
  • Conclusion: 31/08/2017
  • Total Elegible Cost: 1.736.360,00€
  • UE Financial Support: 868.175,00€

Description
DRT Rapid dedicates itself to the production of moulds, directed mainly to the automotive industry answering to the strategic interest of affirmation and specialization of DRT Moldes (Group company) in the supply of moulds for this market segment, diminishing the dependency on third parties. This specialization enabled the company to answer specific needs from the market. Currently the company dedicates itself to engineering and production of prototypes and moulds for the automotive industry, doing the injection for them with gas and/or bi-component (plastic and rubber or two different kinds of plastic), providing its costumers the possibility of production of plastic parts for testing (in several cases, with recourse to subcontractors). The injections of small series with several types of material clearly demonstrate DRT Rapid position in the automotive industry.

The transition of DRT Rapid to new facilities, built from scratch, was a decisive milestone in the company history and the rise to a new level of technological qualification and recognition, which translated in a drastic evolution of its sales and requests from the market. On the other hand, the level of demand and new requests compelled to an effort of technological updates to keep the offer to the state of art level.

This candidature foresaw the increase of the company production capacity, giving the company new technical and technological capabilities, through a strategy of growth and technical specialization, with the implementation of new methods that secure the development of new products and more efficiency in the use of resources, throughout the acquisition of equipment’s that will provide and increase in productive capacity and diversify our offer, with particular focus to moulds for high polished parts (as an example: automotive optics, chrome grilles or other demanding applications in the fields of aeronautics or medicine).

These improvements represent a drastic change for the company technologically and correspond to the introduction efficient and innovative productive equipment’s, as well as the integration of top informatic systems.
Thus, DRT Rapid was able to specialize technically in this business area, enabling the diversification of production and, cumulatively, secure a greater advantage towards the competition, and enhance costumer recognition.

Underlying the central objective, the following objectives were also established:
Increase of production capacity and efficiency; incorporation of new technology capable of developing new products, with a high level of innovation and technical specialization; increase of know-how regarding high gloss molds; increase in client recognition of excellency and quality of the product; increase of export potential; general improvement of energy efficiency and use of resources.

  • Project Designation: Internacionalização das PME
  • Project Code: POCI-02-0752-FEDER-002322
  • Main Objective: Reinforce the competitivity of small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Area of Intervention: Center of Portugal
  • Beneficiary: DRT Rapid – Protótipos e Moldes, Lda
  • Date of approval: 31/08/2015
  • Start: 01/06/2015
  • Conclusion: 31/05/2018
  • Total Elegible Cost: 403.980,00€
  • UE Financial Support: 181.791,00€

Description
DRT Rapid was funded in the year 2000, integrating a group of enterprises named “DRT Group” focusing its main objective, moulds and plastics production and commercialization. The company has been increasing its field of activity including the supply of technical services and support to costumers, although its main activity is still the production of moulds for the automotive industry whose costumers, like VW group and BMW, audit their suppliers, assigning DRT in category B (2º level).

The continuous bet on investigation and development has given DRT the capacity to execute more ambitious and technically elaborate projects. In 2012, DRT inaugurated a new production unite, with technologically advanced equipment’s which led the company to be noticed in the market, with an investment of 12M€.

DRT vision is to be a company of reference, recognized as the best option by costumers, employees and suppliers; its mission is: attend with excellency to its customers, throughout the development and supply of innovation and engineering that contribute directly to the technological improvements of its moulds, generating added value to the final product.

DRT defined, between others, the follow SMART objectives:

-Increase sales volume by a minimum of 20%;
-Reach 5 new costumers/markets;
-Enter 2 new market segments (aeronautics, medicine);
– Develop at least one new product (High polishing moulds);
-Create at least 10 new jobs;

The company defines itself as ambitious and with a continuous medium range vision well defined and structured.

DRT Rapid holds its own brad, registered at a national level, seeks to maintain its commitments with costumers being that there is no direct competition nationwide. As expected, the critical areas of business for DRT Rapid rely on technological capacity, where within this industry, exists constant innovation which costumers expect their suppliers to keep track of technological developments, being in better practices, such as processes or equipment. The guarantee of quality of services and capacity to offer new solutions.

Thus, this project is mainly intended to give brand recognition within the industry and international markets, with a close follow up with the client.

  • Project Designation: Qualificação das PME
  • Project Code: POCI-02-0853-FEDER-002545
  • Main Objective: Reinforce the competitivity of small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Area of Intervention: Center of Portugal
  • Beneficiary: DRT Rapid – Protótipos e Moldes, Lda
  • Date of approval: 31/08/2015
  • Start: 15/09/2015
  • Conclusion: 31/05/2017
  • Total Elegible Cost: 501.734,41€
  • UE Financial Support: 225.780,48€

Description
DRT Rapid dedicates itself to the production of moulds, directed mainly to the automotive industry answering to the strategic interest of affirmation and specialization of DRT Moldes (Group company) in the supply of moulds for this market segment, diminishing the dependency on third parties. Currently the company also dedicates itself to engineering and production of prototypes and moulds for the automotive industry, doing the injection for them with gas and/or bi-component (plastic and rubber or two different kinds of plastic), providing its costumers the possibility of production of plastic parts for testing (in several cases, with recourse to subcontractors). The injections of small series with several types of material clearly demonstrate DRT Rapid position in the automotive industry.

DRT Rapid wants, with this project, to reinforce its current market position and endow the company with the necessary technological tools for this purpose, throughout the improvement of condition in the development of new products and increase in quality.

  • Project Designation: PROJETOS DE I&D – PROJETOS INDIVIDUAIS
  • Project Code: POCI-01-0247-FEDER-011343
  • Main Objective: OT1 – Reinforce investigation, technology development and inovation
  • Area of Intervention: Center of Portugal
  • Beneficiary: DRT Rapid – Protótipos e Moldes, Lda
  • Date of approval: 11/05/2016
  • Start: 01/10/2015
  • Conclusion: 30/09/2017
  • Total Elegible Cost: 618.980,87€
  • UE Financial Support: FEDER – 408.654,22€

Objectives and results
“Molds Advanced Manufacturing – Development of an advanced software of Plannnig and Management for the Moulds and Special Tools Sector”,  P11343 – 10/2015 a 09/2017

We intend with this project to develop a new concept of management software integrated for Lean Manufacturing, with a concept adjusted to the production of moulds, configurable to each company reality, to increase its marketing potential.

This software was conceived specifically to answer the need of moulds companies, will improve control, monitoring and planning of internal processes, specially the management of production pipeline of each machine and integration with others, consumption of raw material, and control of expenses, It will be construced according to the following modular architecture:

– Integrated Quotation System;
– Integrated File System;
– Integrated Timing System;
– Integrated Management System;
– Integrated Planning System.

This project will strengthen the company in the area it operates, which demonstrates consolidated know-how (in mould development), allowing to reach new sectors and new costumers, throughout the supply of adjustable software solutions to their specific needs.

The project, still in progress, already allowed to develop and validade algorythm models, heuristics and code in the context of a mould production company (DRT Rapid), as we are testing the softwares implementation.

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