- July 31, 2017
- Posted by: MISTOLIN Company
- Category: Centro 2020, Projects
Project N.º: 581
Project designation: MISTOLIN results optimization in I&D and innovation
Brief Project description
MISTOLIN Company was set up on 13/10/1992, it is located in Vagos Industrial Park and is dedicated to the development, production and marketing of liquid detergents.
MISTOLIN Company has in house production and marketing a complete product portfolio, diverse and aiming, as much the final consumer (kitchens, bathrooms, diverse house surfaces, laundry, vehicles and personal hygiene), as the main industrial applications, including agro-food, dry-cleaners, vehicles, toilets, disinfectants, horeca channel , construction and surfaces.
With the present project, the company aimed to invest in machinery and equipments, furnishing MISTOLIN of the necessary resources to allocate new products arising from the results of previous I&D projects undertaken by the company, namely bioCEC – Development of waxes and crystallizers with low environmental impact and the NextGenTG – Development of a new generation of degreasers: nano active emulsions to bio-degreasers.
Also foresee the accomplishment of investments in refurbishment works, necessary for packaging, handling and installation of production equipments, as well as investments in the necessary studies for the correct scaling of the manufacturing layout, providing the necessary flexibility and adjustability to the production of new products and for the new approach to the international markets, via co-branding – “private brand”.
The project fits in the typology “Diversification of the output of an establishment “, considering that MISTOLIN will produce new products never produced in its establishment, return of the I&D investment and the innovation capacity, resulting in more differentiated products to national and international markets.
There for, the present investment project comprehend the following business areas:
– Investment in machinery and equipments, furnishing MISTOLIN of the necessary resources for new products allocation in the market;
– Investments in studies, necessary for the correct scaling of the manufacturing layout providing the necessary flexibility and adjustability to the production of new products, on the one hand, and on the other to a new approach to the international markets, via co-branding – “private brand”;
– Investments in refurbishment works, necessary for packaging, handling and installation of production equipments planned.
The Investment project concerns the operational areas of “Formulation”, “Filling” and “Storage”.
Transversally to these operational areas, there is the need to promote the process automation and secure the quality of the obtained product/service. There is, still, a range of investments at the level of sustainability. Will be performed two demonstration and dissemination actions, in partnership with associations and science/technology hubs of the agro-food, habitat and chemical sectors.
There for, the investment project extends to a set of critical phases in the internal chain of value.
i) Formulation: formulation is one of the critical phases of MISTOLIN internal chain of value, in the way that is, typically a strangulation point that prevents a higher productivity.
The aim is intervene, eliminating the pre formulation, allowing the use of a customize recipe and mixture in continuum, directly to the filling lines.
ii) Filling: With the quality level always present, should be reduced to the maximum the operations/manipulations undertaken by the operators, there will be needed capacity of response to the foreseen production quantities, therefore, the filling zone conceived should be automated. MISTOLIN competitive advantage in satisfying the client with customized solutions – “private brand” – entails various and different formats and references.
iii) Storage: The aim is furnish the company with adequate storing space, that provides the necessary response to the pace and production capacity foreseen.
Therefore, this investment project comprehends a set of necessary investments for the industrialization of outcomes arising from IDI activities. Given that the company will have in preparation an individual internationalization project, participates in join actions with some associations, and has also in preparation two research and development projects, one with Coimbra University and the other with Aveiro University, the present investment project aims only the acquisition of machinery, production equipments and the necessary works, complementary to the remaining investments, as part of the integrated implementation of the company strategy.