Pedro Passos Coelho, Prime Minister of Portugal and Leader of the Social Democratic Party, visited SMT’s Portuguese office in São João da Madeira as part of a delegation investigating innovation in the region’s technology district. The delegation also included the British Consul in Portugal. 

“This boldness, this courage and this initiative has produced extremely positive results for the region over the years.” He continued with, “I have no doubt that investment into these areas is a way to leverage the Portuguese economy”.

– Pedro Passos Coelho, Prime Minister, Portugal

Over the last decade SMT in Portugal have been continually developing cutting edge transmission systems for wind turbines for worldwide projects.

This development is essential to increasing efficiency of installations and value within the market.

“It was a pleasure to get recognition from the Prime Minister for our work and demonstrate the technology we develop to the delegation. I look forward to the opportunities this will bring to the area and the benefits for SMT.”

– Fernando Catalão, Chief Engineer, SMT