A story of excellence and expansion since 1985, marked by continuous successes and steady growth over the years.

MTL was formed by four people with solid knowledge about the exploitation, processing and marketing of timber in November 1985, with the aim of creating a business of timber preparation and treatment. The first factory was installed in Monte Redondo and soon stood out in its market sector for the quality of their products and the efficiency of services provided. With the growth of requests, MTL developed a network of agents located in the centers of greater demand for their products.

In 1987, MTL began exporting its products to France and Spain, countries with a strong agricultural and winery activity. In terms of supply of telecommunications and electricity poles, MTL began to export to African countries like Morocco and Cabo Verde. In 1994, meeting of the wholesale market for wood raw material, MTL acquired a second manufacturing facility located in Castelo de Vide, taking advantage of the proximity with Spain. In late 1996, in response to growing demand of the Alentejo Market, MTL opened a trading post, located in Grândola, which currently represents 20,49% of the total turnover of the company.

MTL is certified by NP EN ISO 9001:2008 within the Processing and Treatment of Pine  round wood, telephone poles and square section timber . It was also awarded with the PME Leader certificate in 2011.

NP EN ISO 9001:2008 Certification


The wood treatment is done using the Bethell Method (Vacuum and Pressure), and the treatment product used by MTL is Tanalith E 8001 manufactured by Arch Timber Protection, a company of the multinational group Lonza.

MTL treats all its wood in class 4 Sp (maximum class for wood treatment).