IMO – Indústrias Metalúrgicas, SA is a family company with over 70 years of know-how in the design of medical devices. With vertical management since its foundation, the company has acquired for over 7 decades a strong development, manufacturing and after sales capability, which is reflected in superior range and high durability products, with thousands of beds in use for over 20 years. With headquarters and factory in the North of Portugal, IMO centralises all the industrial process, design and after sales support in our headquarters, achieving this way a professional and quick response to all requests.
President | CEO
With the internal vertical control, IMO guarantees in doors the manufacture of all the products it commercializes with a superior quality-price relation, focus on the added value that the IMO products provide to the health professionals and a range of products suitable to the 5 continents of the globe.
Vice President | COO
The development and design of our products has as main objective to predict the requirements of our customers, based on the past but facing the future.
Luís Pedro Sousa
Vice President | CMO
Our customers' trust reflects the reliability and safety of our products.
Mission and Values
As a family run company, IMO is guided by clear ethical and moral principles, which dictate the functioning of the entire organisational structure. Our mission towards our clients is to offer access to innovation and quality of our products, keeping in mind that safety is our priority. Responsibility, integrity and trust are our commitment to employees, partners and customers.
IMO founded by Luís de Sousa Gonçalves, dedicated to the manufacture of electric motors.
Technological products at the genesis of IMO, starting with the manufacture of electric motors, autoclaves and operating tables, and later to the manufacture of hospital furniture.
In the 60s, the company already had more than 100 employees specialised in the manufacture of hospital furniture.
In 1966, the company opened the first showroom in Oporto, in partnership with Mr. José Roquette, some relatives and Mr. Álvaro de Sousa as commercial director, in the then Robinson-Bradsley headquarters.
Inauguration of the second showroom in 1970, achieving at the end of the decade the. leadership of the Portuguese market, leadership that still remains to this day
In 1988, IMO was one of the first companies in the world to develop an electric hospital bed. For the new Cardiothoracic Unit of the new University Hospital of Coimbra in Portugal.
In the 90's, the Sousa family takes back the totality of the company, with the second generation at the head of the company.
In 1992, IMO started exporting to the main European Union countries. With the main destinations being Holland, Germany and Spain.
In 1996 IMO participated in the first international fair in Düsseldorf in Germany with the first hospital bed of the MATRIX family.
At the beginning of the millennium, the company obtained ISO9001 certification and years later ISO13485.
In the 2000s, IMO focused all its energy on product design and development to bring the entire product range up to world-class standards, and today the company has a portfolio of products of the highest level.
In 2016, IMO launched the latest version of the MATRIX range, with the Matrix E models.
In 2019, it decided to face the second family transition, passing the management of the company to the third generation of the family.
As an International brand, IMO launched in 2021 a new and impactful image, breaking the barriers of the present, based on the past and with an eye on the future.
338 solar panels are installed on the roof of IMO’s headquarters, marking its energy transition efforts aimed at the sustainability and longevity of the company and the community.