Entry into the wall and covering market

Foundation of Ipocork - Indústria de Pavimentos e Decoração, S.A. (now known as Amorim Cork Flooring) marks Corticeira Amorim’s entry into the parquet and flooring market.

Portugal assumes its position as the world leader of the cork processing industry

There is a change in the Portuguese cork sector’s production mix. Half of the exported raw material is already industrially processed in Portugal, representing 75% of the value of all Portuguese cork exports. Maintaining its position as the leader of the cork industry, Portugal assumes that it is above all a cork processing country, in the wake of a process that dates back to the early 1960s. The district of Aveiro, where Corticeira Amorim’s head operations are based, becomes Portugal’s biggest cork stopper production centre - responsible for about 75% of national production.

The first cork processing plant outside Portugal is set up

The first cork processing plant outside Portugal is set up in the world’s second most important cork oak forest region, the Mediterranean coast of Africa: Comatral - Compagnie Marocaine de Transformation du Liège, SA, based in Skhirat, Morocco.

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