The start of production at MTE-THOMSON, as everyone already knows, is mixed with the beginning of the development of the automotive industry in Brazil.
In 1955, the first engine was launched in Brazil, or a Mercedes-Benz truck, being a milestone in the beginning of the industry in the segment. From there, a new phase of the automotive market expanded, and not later, 30% of imported vehicle components already had local suppliers. The government demanded, the government demanded, that passenger vehicles had up to 195 national components.
And it was in 1957 that MTE began its production as Metalúrgica Termo Elétrica and supplied the market with the first temperature sensors for engines manufactured in Brazil.
The sensor temperature is responsible for the temperature of the coolant in engines cooled in the sensor and the temperature of the oil in engines cooled in the temperature, working as a thermometer that transforms the temperature into electrical signals to be interpreted by the vehicle’s dashboard.
In 1975, a joint venture with the American Thomson International Co., then as we already know, MTE-THOMSON starts the production of the thermostatic valve, consolidating itself as a reference and most remembered brand, until today, as the main manufacturer of items for control of engine temperature.
The thermostatic valve is responsible for this control, directing the flow of coolant from the engine to the radiator.
In 1986, MTE-THOMSON begins to produce thermal switches, which work as an on-off switch, activating various components of the cooling system according to the engine temperature and in 1990, with the development of new technologies, such as the application of ceramic automotive, starts the production of NTC and PTC thermistors, internal components of temperature sensors, being until today, the only manufacturer in Latin America of the parts.
In 2016, the company launches first hand in Brazil, the EGTS (exhaust gas temperature sensor) or exhaust gas temperature sensor, aimed at the heavy line. This sensor is very important to help reduce exhaust gases, detecting the temperature of the gases, converting it into voltage (V) and informing the ECU to control the emission of pollutants.
For all this pioneering spirit and understanding of market demand, MTE-THOMSON has become a reference in all components of the cooling system, which controls the temperature for the proper functioning of the engine.