Engineer António Silva has been with the company from the very first moment, and has seen in situ that, little by little, MSTR has been an important agent in the training of the country’s workforce and also in filling gaps. Quarrying, prefabricated products, concrete and bituminous manufacture, metalworking, carpentry, catering, hotel management, mechanics, transport, among others. All areas of MSTR’s business that have emerged to fill gaps in the market. «Unfortunately, we are unable to deny that a large part of the company’s current business has arisen due to a lack of suppliers for some of these areas or even the evidence of poor quality. Hence the need to expand our direct operating capacities, so that we no longer need to resort to other companies. Today we are the main distributors of these materials in the centre of the country, especially concrete and tarmac,» says the production director.
In the end, the obvious happens. The results translate this success, the engineer points out.
«Assuredly, whenever we finish any project and whenever it is accomplished with quality, speed and with results that please the end client, we are sure that new projects will arise, because the best publicity for the following projects is the work that has previously been carried out successfully.»
Rafaela Pinto shares the same opinion. «We are proud of all the projects done so far, and what we can learn from the success and credibility is that the client will come back whenever we give them not only the guarantee of good project execution, but also raw materials of extreme quality and results sometimes even better than expected.» Even if, as the engineer says, sometimes the quote is actually higher than that of the competition: «The client can be sure of a quality project, with the best solutions and always carried out within the expected time frame.»
It is clear that in 15 years the company has changed the country and is becoming a bigger family every day. This «affection» that the employees show comes from the close relationships with the management, who interact with the workers, guiding and advising, «to achieve our goals, meaning that with both Mr. Duarte Pinto, and Mr. Luís Pinto, it has always been very easy to absorb the wisdom that comes from their experience,» illustrates the engineer.