Company presentation

Marques & Cruz was founded in January of 1979 by José António Baptista Marques and Adelino Azevedo Cruz in facilities with an area of about 400 m2 in Ribeirão - Vila Nova de Famalicão. It started by supplying equipment for the canning, dedusting and ventilation industry, and carrying out industrial maintenance for a small number of companies. At the end of the 1st year of activity, it had 12 employees. Nowadays Marques & Cruz’s team is around 50 employees and has facilities in Esmeriz - Vila Nova de Famalicão with a covered area of 3,960 m2.

Since its foundation, Marques & Cruz has invested in robust machinery with large machining capacity (boring machines, lathes, milling machines, planers, vertical lathes) and in CNC manufacturing machines, to satisfy customers coming from various types of industries (food, metalworking, ceramics, rubber, paper, wood, cork, stone and powder, ventilation and textiles).

We currently have a team of qualified and competent professionals, who study each proposal individually, develop projects and analyze solutions in partnership with the client.

In January 2021, we completed 42 years filled with extraordinary challenges that allowed Marques & Cruz to sustain a solid growth in terms of its human resources, its physical and operational capabilities, its specialized know-how and its financial structure.

The result of the work developed by Marques & Cruz over the years has been the granting of the status of PME Líder since 2008.

But the greatest distinction received annually, since 1979, is reflected in the trust of our partners, in particular customers and suppliers, with the creation of strong partnerships of which we are proud and, also, they represent our ability to evolve and increase our capacity to create value, exceeding the most demanding expectations.

Marques & Cruz


Mission, vision and values


Marques & Cruz's mission is the total satisfaction of customers and other business partners, providing services with high quality through a capable structure, promoting good practices and ethical sense among all stakeholders.


In full compliance with its Mission, Values, Strategic Objectives and through a process of continuous improvement, we intend to be a reference company in the sector.
We understand that business must be developed in a sustainable way, so that it allows us to have a position of recognized competence.


✓ Respect and support colleagues and business partners;
✓ Respect all commitments with high rigor and quality;
✓ Customer orientation and their needs;
✓ Ethics;
✓ Transparency.

View some machines developed and manufactured by Marques & Cruz.

Quality Policy


We have defined the following commitments for M&C:

✓ Focus on customers and stakeholders;
✓ Partnership with suppliers;
✓ Continuous improvement;
✓ Profitability;
✓ Compliance with Legal and Regulatory Requirements.