Critical Manufacturing, Inc.

Critical Manufacturing, Inc.

Critical Manufacturing, Inc.

Critical Manufacturing is dedicated to empowering manufacturers of complex, high tech discrete products with a manufacturing execution and intelligence system to achieve their goals. It’s ready for the future whether you call it Industry4.0 or something else. It scales to your operations, gives clear insight and guidance on any desktop or mobile device, drives visibility of production and its costs across your supply chain, and is easy to implement on your existing infrastructure. As a result, our state-of-the-art products and services enable you to drive down cost, flexibly meet market demands, and ultimately achieve greater agility, visibility and reliability.

Company details

Rua Eng Frederico Ulrich No.2650 , Moreira da Maia , 4470-605 Portugal
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Business Type:
Software vendor
Industry Type:
Laboratory Equipment
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)

This company also provides solutions for other industrial applications.
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Critical Manufacturing’s success is rooted in the inspiration and experience of an experienced team of internationally renowned industry experts. With headquarters and main technical center in Porto (Maia), Portugal, our phenomenal growth has inspired the establishment of additional subsidiaries in Dresden, Germany, Suzhou, China, Austin, USA and a branch office in Taiwan.

Our People
The individual founders each have 15+ years of experience as software solution providers to the semiconductor industry. Along with a group of top analysts and developers, we’ve expanded our team to service a broad range of high tech manufacturing industries.

But our company is not just about a few key persons. Our staff has been carefully recruited to apply their extensive experience in IT technologies, architecture and development processes in the context of Manufacturing Advanced Environments. The full team embraces the challenge of making Critical Manufacturing the prime solution provider for high-tech manufacturing with passion and dedication.

Our Commitment
Our continued success is driven by equal measures of vision, values and mission: to develop cutting edge solutions that address the most urgent industry challenges and provide our growing list of satisfied customers with the highest value solution, on-time and on-budget.

MISSION: We provide innovative software technology for leading manufacturers

VISION: We will boost manufacturing’s performance worldwide


We are innovative - We constantly exceed our customers’ expectations through the most efficient and high value-added solutions

We are agile - Our people, processes and solutions anticipate and adapt quickly to the continuous evolving world of high-tech manufacturing

We are committed - Through our products, services and technology, we are dedicated to the success of our customers and our company

And always… with the highest standards of Ethics and Integrity

CRITICAL Manufacturing headquarters facilities are located in an emblematic building complex in the municipality of Maia, about 10 km north of Porto.

Since 1973 the building complex, shown on the image above, was owned by Texas Instruments, a American Semiconductor manufacturing company. Over the years TI Portugal had grown and enlarged its facilities.

However, by the site’s 20th anniversary, and after considering several options to maintain the competitiveness of the company, an investment contract was signed with Samsung Electronics Company. A joint-venture with the South-Korean semiconductor transformed the company into TISEP - Texas Instruments Samsung Electronica Portugal. TISEP existed to serve TI and Samsung customers, mostly in Europe, including some of the most important electronic equipment manufacturers.

TISEP was the only semiconductor company in the country and the only assembly and test site for ICs in Europe for both TI and Samsung. The company was housed in a six building complex, covering over 15,000 square meters. Until 1998, TISEP assembled and tested over 7.5 billion integrated circuits, making it a major provider of ICs to worldwide customers.

The Technology Park, TecMaia was born upon a municipal initiative by the hand of the then Mayor, Prof. Dr. José Vieira de Carvalho, in seeking a solution to reduce the impact of the relocation of Tisep (Texas Instruments / Samsung) in 1998. Upon the creation of the Technology Park, several companies of various sizes and stages have occupied these former TISEP facilities.

Since the 13th of June of 2014, CRITICAL Manufacturing headquarters and CRITICAL Software branch facilities, became located in part of this building complex (blue area shown on the above image), with a revamped almost 2,000 square meters space. In fact, during some months, part of this building complex underwent a huge refurbishment, in a large architectural project by MVentura & Partners.

As semiconductor is the main segment where CRITICAL Manufacturing operates, it is quite emblematic and rewarding to occupy this space full of history and so related to our business.