was founded in 1971 by Rio Tinto as “Pillar Portuguesa (Alumínio)
Portalex, Lda.” After being acquired in 1997 by the Norsk Hydro Group
(Hydro Aluminium), a modernisation programme was launched, which
included an investment in a scrap recycling plant.
In 1999, Hydro
Aluminium Portalex achieves certification for ISO 9002, later renewed to
In 2003, Portalex acquired a surface treatment company
called Tecnilaca - Lacagem de Metais Lda.
In 2003, allowing the company
to offer the full process from extrusion to finishing, with the
advantages in quality and added value that this gives.
supplies extruded profiles to a wide range fo industries, from the
building and construction sector, to advanced electronics and automotive
Since August 2012, Portalex Aluminio SA has become an
independent extruder, owned by the German group Bavaria
Industriekapital. While keeping our tradition of competence and
excellence in quality and service, our approach to the market is now
more flexible than ever.