The history of our company begins with the founding of Teclis in 1973. Initially, a technical services company in the field of electricity and automation for the widest range of Industry sectors, including Structural Ceramics.

Later (1981), the founding of Leirimetal, with design and construction of machines and complete solutions for the structural ceramics industry. The path followed in the widest variety of markets throughout these decades demonstrates the capacity and quality of our products and services. We are confident that a bright future awaits us.


Leirimetal places great importance on its relationships with customers. We invest in a direct relationship through a Technician/Commercial Representative who accompanies the customer from the first contact to negotiation, continuing during the implementation of the project, and finally, after final acceptance. This culture of closeness and consistency in the staff of technicians and employees ensures each customer a relationship of trust that is important in projects with technical complexity, as is the case with those involving Structural Ceramics.


Different traditions, different products, raw materials with different characteristics, different climates, different labour costs and different energy costs call for a flexible business structure and engineering that is capable of reinventing itself every day.
We know that the ability to adapt to each specific feature of each market and each customer is critical to our success.


It is a commonplace to speak of quality in relation to any company in the twenty-first century. Leirimetal takes this commitment seriously, and bases it on 4 cornerstones that we consider essential, at least, to our interpretation of QUALITY:

1) Accuracy in Engineering/Study;
2) Strict professionalism required of our Operatives;
3) Full Testing and Experimentation of the Solutions;
4) Direct and proactive After Sales Technical Assistance;

The motivation to combine quality with innovation has been our trademark for many years.
Our customers speak for us.

Most important dates

Foundation of Teclis 
Foundation of Leirimetal
Design and Implementation of 1st automatic equipment for structural ceramics
Assembly and Commissioning of the first semi-continuous dryer in Portugal
Foundation of Estudicer
Equipment exported abroad (Angola)
First Expansion of Leirimetal (approx. 3,500 m2 of covered area)
Assembly of the 1st tunnel kiln
Beginning of activities in Spain
Celebration of 25 years of Teclis
Beginning of activities in Brazil
Beginning of activities in Algeria
Beginning of activities in France
Celebration of 25 years of Leirimetal
Second Expansion of Leirimetal facilities (approx. 6,000 m2 of covered area) 
Beginning of activities in Venezuela
Creation of Leirimetal S.A., Merger of Leirimetal and Teclis