Established in 1978, Ricardo & Barbosa is one of the largest portuguese references in the manufacture of high precision tools for Automotive, Electronics, Energy, Oil&Gas and Aeronautics industries.

Created on the 1st April 1978, Ricardo & Barbosa is one of the largest national references in the manufacture of high precision tools for Automobile, Electronics, Aeronautics and Oil & Gas industries, is currently present in more than twenty-six countries around the world.

We are experts in Tooling Design & Manufacturing (including hydroforming tools), high precision machining (+/- 0,003 mm), surface treatments and Sub-Assemblies (turnkey solutions).

We have 60 CNC machines (Milling, Lathes, Flat Grinding, Cylindrical Grinding and EDM), to produce in all kinds of materials, from a single part to larger batches. We have two plants (Portugal and México), and seven distributors to give a local and technical support for our customers.



In a period of ten years be among the top two companies developing and manufacturing tools in the world.


Producing precision tools with superior quality ensuring the best customer service.

Targets and Milestones:

Evidence of tangible progress in our processes. Become the preferred supplier of the top three companies in its field in Europe, America and Asia.

Strategic and Operational Priorities:

Reduce annual costs by 2%, without diminishing quality, reduce product cycle time by an average of 5% a year. Consolidating IT systems so that operational staff receives timely information for their work with a recognized superior quality. Share quality data and other information with our customers in a quick and credible way.

Brand promise:

“To be the best business option for our customers and partners.”

Working in a collaborative and responsible way to address major global challenges, whether internal, external or from our customers.

Core Values:

Integrity, innovation, and collaboration. This means that all products will be sold with transparency and that the company will provide opportunities for individual, organizational and customer growth.

Leader Behaviors:

Leaders are expected to demonstrate respect for individuals, a drive to succeed, flexibility even in turbulent times

Environmental and social responsibility:

Contribute to a more sustainable world, respecting environmental standards and contributing to social growth wherever we are


Zona Industrial das Mimosas 4510-330, Portugal
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Additional Locations

Calle Hermanos Galeana, 115 Colonia Moreno Ciudad 32550, Mexico
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