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 ====== MDF ====== ====== MDF ======
  
-  * Name: Metalurgica Duarte Ferreira, S. A. (FNAC)+  * Name: Metalurgica Duarte Ferreira, S. A. (MDF)
   * Type: Sociedade Anónima   * Type: Sociedade Anónima
-  * Industry: Agricultural Equipment, automobile parts, Locomotive parts and domestic ​utelsils ​(residential,​ Commercial and Industrial)+  * Industry: Agricultural Equipment, automobile parts, Locomotive parts and domestic ​utensils ​(residential,​ Commercial and Industrial)
   * Founded: 1924   * Founded: 1924
   * Founder: Eduardo Ferreira   * Founder: Eduardo Ferreira
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 MDF was founded in 1924 in Tramagal, by Eduardo Ferreira. MDF was founded in 1924 in Tramagal, by Eduardo Ferreira.
  
-Eduardo Ferreira had started manufacturing metal plows in 1882. The business was a success and by 1920 employed over 250 workers. In 1924 it incorporated and from 1925-1929 starts producing mechanical bailers and threshers. From 19301-1935 it starts a new division in Setubal manufacturing automobile and locomotive/​stock metallic parts. ​  In 1927 MDF starts a metal laboratory to experiment with new materials and manufacturing methods. In 1937 MDF ,  moved to Tetuan ​with his family ​in 1955 and worked as an HVAC for several years for several firms. With the hotter weather of North Africa temperature control / air conditioning ​was critical to the operation ​of many firms. In 1962 frustrated due to lack of reliable air conditioners he decided to start his own company+Eduardo Ferreira had started manufacturing metal plows in 1882. The business was a success and by 1920 employed over 250 workers. In 1924 it incorporated and from 1925-1929 starts producing mechanical bailers and threshers. From 19301-1935 it starts a new division in Setubal manufacturing automobile and locomotive/​stock metallic parts. ​  In 1927 MDF starts a metal laboratory to experiment with new materials and manufacturing methods. In 1937 MDF started its domestic utensils division ​with a factory ​in Luanda, ​the first products it manufactured ​was the production ​of enamel cookware and utensils   
  
-From 1962 to 1972 the company ​growth was limited more by supply ​and labor issues as demand ​continued to grow. In 1970 with investment from several marge investors the company opened a new 100,000 sq feet manufacturing plant capable ​of manufacturing commercial and manufacturing air conditioners.+From 1940 to 1950 the company ​three divisions all grew and by 1950 MDF employed over 2,500 employees. During the war years with automotive ​and locomotive supplies cut off MDF greatly expanded production manufacturing over 100 automotive parts and 50 locomotive parts. Meanwhile its agricultural division ​continued to grow with introduction ​of MDF first tractor in 1944
  
-In 1972 Armindo Alves son Joao Jose Alexandre Alves joined the company ​and headed the new residential division located ​in the previous building where the company ​had started in 1962For the next 10 years he built up FNAC residential into the largest manufacturer and FNAC residential air conditioners / humidifiers held 40% of the market.+In 1948 Duarte Ferreira at age of 92 passed away and left his firm in hands of his son Joaquim Duarte Ferreira continues to run the company ​while his two younger brothers while shareholders pursue other careersManual is a successful engineer with his own firm while Eduardo is a surgeon
  
-In 1982 Joao Alves assumed control ​of FNAC with the retirement ​of his dad due to health reason+In 1953 MDF opened a new factory in Lourenco Marques strictly for the manufacturing ​of Locomotive and rail stock parts while the plant in Setubal expanded its automotive production. In 1962 MDF introduced its own self-propelled combine harvester, it could harvest up to 8 tons of wheat a day. Powered by diesel or gasoline engines it increased productivity and reliability ​with the introduction ​of self-cleaning rotary screen. During the 1960s MDF became the largest manufacturer of tractors and combine harvesters in the Federation and its products started being exported ​to south America and Asia
  
-Today FNAC has three manufacturing ​plants in the Federation, Brazil and Mysore. ​It is the commonwealth largest HVAC manufacturers+Today MDF has over 25,000 employees employed in three divisions and has plants in Federation, Brazil and Mysore. ​ 
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 +https://i.imgur.com/​GlEiGQo.png  
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 +MDF Enamel Cookware (manufactured in Mysore)
  
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