Our HistoryOur Ecosystem

STET, Sociedade Técnica de Equipamentos e Tractores, SA, has been Caterpillar's exclusive and official representative in Portugal and Cape Verde since 1961.

We focus our activity on the marketing, rental, supply of parts and technical assistance for customers with machinery, generators and marine engines. We are a recognized partner in supplying and supporting our clients in such diverse sectors as: construction, quarrying, mining, agriculture, forestry, waste and scrap treatment, and projects involving the application of different terrestrial and marine energy supply solutions.

With headquarters in Prior Velho (on the outskirts of Lisbon), we have nationwide commercial coverage with the support of our branches in Lisbon, Porto, Beja, Azores (S. Miguel) and Cape Verde (Santiago Island). In addition to our branches, we also have dealerships in Viseu (Paulosauto) and Madeira (Tomiauto), marine agents and in-house mechanics.



Our mission is to be the preferred partner for our customers. To achieve this, we strive daily to constantly innovate in the solutions provided. In our quest for excellence and in order to satisfy our customers, we continuously seek to improve our processes. We are a company certified by APCER and DGERT and proudly fulfill the commitments we have assumed in the realm of sustainable management and safety, which are extremely important in carrying out our activity.

As part of our mission for the community and the world, we have developed social responsibility actions that bring us closer to the communities in which we operate.

An international group powering growth

The TESYA Group is an international family of 14 companies with the same distinctive values and strong local roots in 15 countries, each benefiting from the strength of a shared vision and robust synergies. STET, FINANZAUTO, CGT, the TEKNOXGROUP sub holding of companies extending from Slovenia across the Balkans to Albania, CLS, CGT EDILIZIA and CGT TRUCKS. That’s TESYA. A Group with 90years’ experience, a world-leading portfolio of products and services, 2,800 employees in 90 locations and a single Purpose: To Power the growth of people, business and communities.

People Centered

We place people–You like the Y in our name – at the heart of everything we do. We build close relationships with you, our customers, colleagues, suppliers, stakeholders and communities. Relationships which enable us to understand and anticipate your needs, supporting you to give your best and achieve your goals. Because there could be no TESYA without You.

An Entrepreneurial Partner

Every companyin the TESYA Group is driven bya strong entrepreneurial mindsetand committed to offering innovative integrated solutionsthat support our customers to achieve their goals faster, more effectively and more efficiently. We work with the best people and inspire them through clear leadership, givingthem the opportunities and resources they need,recognizing their performance and empowering themto grow and give their best.

We are proud of our people’s low staff turn over and long service,which ensure our customers benefit from continuity of close proactive support.

Solutions and Services

Serving more than 30,000 business-to-business customers worldwide, we’re an active leader in the provision of customized turnkey solutions in construction equipment, energy & power generation, industrial vehicles, warehousing and logistics equipment.

Our Culture

As individuals, as companies and as a Group, we never stand still or stop evolving. Passionately dedicated to delivering the most effective solutionsin an age of transformative change, we know that speed of learning is a key success factor: Our ability to care for our people and support their development is what ensures the long-term prosperity of our customers and our companies.


We have a clear and single-minded Group Purpose, which sees our role as:

Powering the growth of people, business and communities

Our Purpose is the rationale and inspiration for everything we do

Working to power the growth of our people, customers and communities through continuously advancing services and solutions, we make a positive contribution to everyone’s wellbeing.

How we work: our values and behaviors

Our values are the principles that define who we are and aim to be, constantly guiding our actions, determining our impact and creating value.

Our Behaviors describe how we do things every day, putting our values into action. Inextricably linked, we always present them together.

You and I Care

Behind every achievement are all of us, working together to solve problems and shape the future.

  • We are passionate, enjoy our work and celebrate results
  • We take a real interest in the people we work with: colleagues, customers and suppliers
  • We take ownership of and pride in our work

You and I Build Trust

Trust built on mutual respect and reliable performance is the foundation of our relationships and success.

  • We do what we say: you can rely on us
  • We always give our best
  • We are honest, open, ethical and fair

You and I Embrace the Change

We are responsive in changing environments, anticipating future challenges and leading innovation.

  • We are creative, exploring different ways to achieve our goals
  • We have an entrepreneurial spirit: we are quick to act on opportunities
  • We handle uncertainty without losing focus on process or vision

You and I Grow Together

Our business and personal development is built on continuous learning and improvement

  • We are committed to advancing our company, teams, customers and communities
  • We develop together through feedback, sharing and mentoring
  • We are curious and never stop learning


Our history
SMEIA, SA holds the representation of Caterpillar®
Constitution of STET - Soc. Técnica de Equipamentos e Tractores, SA.
After separating the company SMEIA, and with the same Administration, it assumes the exclusive representation of Caterpillar® in Portugal and Cape Verde. Headquartered in Lisbon, STET rapidly expanded its commercial network through its own subsidiaries, dealers and Authorized Maritime Agents.
Acquisition of the majority of the Company's by Finanzauto - distributor of Caterpillar® in Spain.
STET and Finanzauto are acquired by one of the largest South African groups, the Barloworld Group.
Recognition by Dun & Bradstreet with Rating 1, the highest credit rating attributed by that entity.
Receives the Quality Certificate EN I.S.O 9001. In 2004 we bet on extending the certification to all branches. With this decision, the company fully achieved its Certification without excluding any process. Since the first certification, the Quality Management System has been subject to renovation and improvement.

Our Ecosystem

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Our Partners

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