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SloganThe future made by experts
Type Private Company
Founded 1986
Headquarters Marinha Grande, Portugal
EmployeesGreen Arrow Up.svg 200 (2010)
Contact Edifício Vangest P.O. Box 199; Estrada de Leiria 210 2431-967 Marinha Grande; Portugal

The future made by experts


In 1986 was created Moliporex, the first company of the group. Moliporex is specialized in Moulds production and thermoplastic injection.
Later in 1991 are created Harchi and Distrim.
Harchi has as core business the creation of innovative architectonical solutions. Distrim is specialized in engineering and computer assisted production, being today the mani VAR (Value Added Resseler) from Dassault Systemes in Portugal. Distrim is a supplier of solutions like CATIA V5, ENOVIA SmarTeam, 3D Via Composer from Dassault, Spinfire Professional from Actify and the Structural Analysis and Virtual Prototyping from MSC.Software.
1997 was, once again, a year of change to Vangest. In this year were created five new companies covering new business fields. DT2 was created in order to solidify the group’s position in the areas of engineering, product development, rapid prototyping, components machination, project and production of checking features.
Grandesign is a Design studio focused on the design and engineering of veichles and products. Grandesign was born from the need to expand the product development area of Vangest.
3Dtech is dedicated to product engineering, rapid tooling and mould production fields.
Cadflow was born to fulfill the needs of commercialization and implementation of PLM (CAD/CAM/CAE) solutions. Today, is working with SIEMENS PLM SOLUTIONS (Unigraphics NX, Solid Edge, Imageware, I-Deas, Teamcenter e Tecnomatix) from AUTODESK (Moldflow Advisers, Moldflow Insight, Inventor e AutoCad), from CADENAS/PART SOLUTIONS and from KISTLER (Plastic injection industry).
Still in 1997 is created Nextvision, an enterprise specialized in hardware platforms supply to telecommunication, multimedia, broadcast, investigation and cientifical development, industry, education, architecture, graphic computation, geographic information, systems integration and other markets.
A few years later, in 2008, the group creats Osteomodel. Osteomodel is directed to the medical industry. One year later, in 2009, MPTOOL is created to answer to the growing needs of the global market in the moulds and large dimension tools areas. MPTOOL is mainly oriented to mould and large components production to automobile, packaging and houseware industries.
DT2 – THE RAPID MANUFACTURING CENTER is created also in 2009 to face the growing seek for high technologie prototyping and rapid production for small series solutions in the market. Having available advanced technologies such as SLA, FDM, SLS, HSM, Vacuum Casting (Silicone Molds) and RIM.
Nowadays, Vangest has 12 companies, each one specialized in one business field and all working under the same philosophy: The Vangest philosophy.

Vangest philosophy

Vangest is the meeting point of scientific and technical knowledge from specialized enterprises which daily transform small ideas into patterns of excellence and INOVATION. Vangest is a brand, a working philosophy based on innovation, specialization and integration. Vangest group works toward a final result: the success of their costumers.


The four main areas of activity of Vangest are:
- Design & Product Engineering

- Industrial solutions / Moulds and Rapid prototyping

- Information technologies

- Medical solutions

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