About the Company

ASBW is a company dedicated to the production of brass rods and ingots

In the beginning of 2016 ASBW acquired all the operational assets (factory and machinery) of Alberto da Silva Barbosa & Filhos. Relevant production, technical, and commercial know-how (acquired with more than 75 year of experience in this activity) was transferred together with the assets.

ASBW has an installed production capacity of approximately 40.000 tons / year. It is equally capable of manufacturing large and small series given its competitive and flexible cost structure. ASBW’s integrated equipment guarantee identical precision parameters regardless of the production series size.

In addition to the most up to date equipment, ASBW operates under rigorous industrial and administrative procedures to guarantee the best quality product and services to its customers.

ASBW has all the necessary conditions for developing and manufacturing quality products, as well as introduced new business methods that allowed the development of a commercial strategy towards the international markets.

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2018

1940

Foundation of Alberto da Silva Barbosa & Filhos with a commercial activity only.

1950

Beginning of the production activity and creation of the foundry sector.

1979

New billets production line (induction furnaces and continuous casting machine) that replaced the brass ingots. Creation of brass bars products by continuous casting process, and, simultaneously, the creation of the pickling and straightening.

1989

Investment in the extrusion sector.

1992

Investment in a new project for the extrusion, machining and ingot-mould.

2006

Investment in a new indirect extrusion press 30 MN.

2012

Investment in the machining process with the acquisition of a new combined line, which represented a technology upgrade.

2016

Entrance of Atena Equity Partners and foundation of ASBW - Metais & Metais, S.A.

2018

Investment in the foundry sector with the automatization of the ingot production process.

Miguel Lancastre

Non-executive Board

António Silva

Executive Board

Elias Rebuge

Executive Board

Alberto Barbosa

Commercial Diretor – External Market

José António Barbosa

Commercial Diretor – Portuguese Market

Atena Equity Partners

Atena invests in Portuguese leaders operating primarily on the industrial sector. We target investment situations that require a transformational project, such as restructurings, buy-and-builds, successions and carve-outs.

The transformational projects we pursue usually involve a combination of international expansion and operational efficiency. To support the portfolio management teams designing the Value Creation Plans and also provide interim capacity if required, Atena counts with extensive in-house industrial, financial and strategic operating resources.

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