PCG PROFABRIL XXI, Engenharia, Tecnologia e Inovação, S.A., or PCG PROFABRIL XXI led by Ilídio de Ayala Serôdio, is a team of highly qualified professionals in the Engineering Services Industry, such as: Transportation Engineering – roads, bridges, tunnels, ports, airports, metros, railways, shipyards; Industrial Engineering – light and heavy industry and Energy; Civil Engineering – buildings, urban infrastructure; EPCM, and Results Oriented Management Consulting, provided through its Business Unit of Industrial Competitiveness.

Its vast experience in the Portuguese markets and internationally in different continents where its consultants have been undertaking projects for more than 55 years. The main areas of the activity of its Business Unit of Industrial Competitiveness are Business Process Re-engineering (Maintenance and Production focused), Lean Manufacturing and Team Building.

Its approach is hands-on, with deep involvement with customers and “on-the-job training”. Their consultants and permanent staff are coming from managing industrial companies with engineering degrees. PCG PROFABRIL XXI – Business Unit of Industrial Competitiveness consultants and permanent staff generally do in-house training in several disciplines such as:

  • RCM2 and RCM3
  • Productivity Improvement
  • RCFA
  • Team Building
  • Lean 6 Sigma

PCG PROFABRIL XXI – Business Unit of Industrial Competitiveness can provide a wide range of services from general or flash audits up to the implementation (hands-on style) of corrective measures aiming at performance improvement.
In the latest years their consultants have led large projects of performance improvement of maintenance and production in the largest fine paper manufacturer company in Europe with impressive benefits.


Principal Practitioner Profile

Luis F. N. Cavaleiro

Senior Consultant

Years of Experience:20+

Notable Facts: After completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering (ISEL, Lisbon 1976), Luis Cavaleiro began his professional career in industry being responsible for maintenance and production. Some years later, after finishing the specialization in Mechanical Maintenance Engineering (ISEL, Lisbon) and over the last 23 years he has worked as senior consultant for Industrial Organization and improvement of reliability of equipment and installations.

Expertise: Luis Cavaleiro has been an RCM2 Facilitator since 1998, and became RCM2 Certified Practitioner in 2007, including RCM2 (Reliability Centred Maintenance), MTA (Maintenance Task Analysis) and AP (Asset Prioritization. In December 2017 , he became RCM3 Certified Practitioner. Both as trainer and facilitator, Luis also applies the RCFA (Root Cause Failure Analysis) methodology in cause failure identification. Over the years he worked in the following sectors of Industry:
Pulp and paper
Blending and packing
Energy: natural gas (pressure reduction stations and underground reservoirs equipment) and electricity substations
Transportation: Portuguese railways “ALFA – PENDULAR” and several other series of electrical locomotives for urban and suburban trains Infrastructural equipment of underground trains of Lisbon) and CCF of Lisbon Trams
All this vast experience has been fundamental to properly train and mentor the companies’ client RCM Facilitators.