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Diving into what we work on, the written piece touches on the awards we have received while growing and developing new products. Speaking of, these are our new developments highlighted in the piece:
Technical solutions that are much more than Windows
Founded in Amorim in 2013 in the Oporto region and with leader positioning in the national and international markets, Ecosteel bets on innovative developing, production and installing window systems or minimalist frame systems and other metallic support structures usually destined as large windows, using structured glass panes that defy architectural limits and allow the possibility of using glazed surfaces up to 12m high and 36m2 per panel, set by architects and clients,both Portuguese and international, of reference, under the Much More Than a Window brand. Besides this activity Ecosteel represents a group of associated companies that undertake the most varied activities such as artistic productions through ARTWORKS, solutions and decoration pieces in fiberglass and polyuria through ThatPlace and SIXINCH respectively, construction through INCONS, SA, as well as a technical development and engineering company, AMIITO-TECH.
Managed, since it’s funding, by entrepreneur José Maria Ferreira, whose professional course accounts over 30 years of experience, Ecosteel Group represents an unpaired case of success and growth that reflects on the growth of the beginning work force of 30 collaborators into the current over 200, including architects, engineers, designers, locksmiths, fitting teams and a management group that are part of the operating body of the Ecosteel Group.
The management of the Ecosteel Group is also guided by its’ work teams wellbeing, as well as social responsibility policy which is reflected not only in the conditions provided, but also in the support given to social causes and patronage in general, and extends to support for the arts, human causes and even the country’s teaching establishments through merit grants.
In only five years, the Ecosteel Group consolidated its presence in the Amorim and Laúndos Industrial Zone, with two producing units, in an investment of around 10 million euros, achieving a reference position in the national and international markets through a strategy based on the combination of research, technology, industry, customized solutions that answer the highest design, comfort and safety requisites.
With an offering that encompasses value and solutions, the Ecosteel Group is sought for architectural works of national and international reference. Arquitects such as Souto de Moura, Aires Mateus, Carvalho Araújo, Alejandre Aravena (Chile), John Pawson, (England), Vincent Van Duysen (Belgium) and Renzo Piano (Italy), RCR Arquitectes (Spain) and portuguese sculptors José Pedro Croft and Pedro Cabrita Reis make up Ecosteel’s “work and client group”.
With regard to the internationalization strategy, it should be noted that the Ecosteel Group has a consolidated presence worldwide through partnerships and a vast commercial network. The market growth strategy is based on the constant improvement of the organization’s basic premises – quality, trust, innovation, technological development and betting on the use of new construction materials for new solutions, systems and customization.
This market’s future prospects lead to progressive use of minimalist windows in varied projects, small or large, with bigger glazed panels and associated technologies (home automation, panel movement motorization, security, new materials, etc.) representing new market niches and superior added value.
The search for quality and added value on the company’s day-to-day, allied to the disciplinary crossing and support for the arts are a clear and differentiating example of the social and economic standpoint.
Innovation, solutions and systems
Much More Than a Window stands out for its’ solutions innovation for this market, among which the Plus System and Fusion System stand out. The Plus System is an internationally patented system, presenting itself aesthetically and technically as a superior evolution, setting itself apart from other similar systems on the market for its vertical profile’s 20mm interlock front view, the absence of any gap that allows perfect flow between the out and the inside, through installing the rim in the construction, profiles and bearing rails at zero dimension, and the innovative hidden lock system. This system’s special design of its profiles also gives it an extraordinary performance in terms of air and water tightness.
In its turn, the Fusion System presents itself with any visible profile across the window’s entire perimeter, being fully integrated in the construction materials which allows to integrate the window as if it were merged with the building, becoming a whole. The Fusion Series also incorporates a drain system, able to channel a large amount of rainwater, even in extreme conditions. Both systems were recognized and awarded internationaly with the Red Dot Award – Best Product Design (2017), Batimat Innovation Award (2017) and German Design (2019).
All the products and accessories are fabricated according to the most demanding of European quality and security patterns. The personalized solutions answer to the highest design, comfort and security requisites.