2020

2020

Corticeira Amorim celebrated its 150th anniversary. The company unveiled a new visual identity, including a new logo that forges a link between its 150-year history and strong commitment to the future.

2020

Corticeira Amorim, through its subsidiary Amorim Bartop - Investimentos e Participações, SA, which is part of the Cork Stoppers Business Unit (BU), and develops and produces capsulated stoppers for the spirits segment, acquired the remaining 30% of Elfverson & Co AB, that has its registered office in Påryd, Sweden. 2.

2019
2019

Acquisition of 50% of VINOLOK, a.s., that has its registered office in Jablonec nad Nisou, in the Czech Republic. Vinolok serves the premium international wine and spirits market with an innovative glass stopper that combines creativity and appealing design with strong technical characteristics. This acquisition significantly complements and reinforces the current portfolio of solutions offered by Amorim through its unique worldwide distribution network. The historic association of cork and glass will deliver additional gains in sustainability and design in premium and ultra-premium packaging for wines and spirits.

2019

Corticeira Amorim's freefloat attained 28.59%, after the completion of a Private Sale Offer (ABB) of 10% of its share capital, through the sale of shares held by reference shareholders).

2018
2018

Amorim Florestal, S.A., the sub-holding company of the Group’s Raw Materials Business Unit, has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of Cosabe - Companhia Silvo-Agrícola da Beira, SA, headquartered in Lisbon, whose main asset is a forest property named Herdade da Baliza, located in the Castelo Branco/International Tagus area (Portugal), having a total area of 2,866 hectares.

2018

António Amorim wins the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2018. Originally created by Ernst & Young in the United States in 1986, and now holding its 7th edition in Portugal, the award distinguishes outstanding figures from the business sector, on the basis of criteria such as creativity, business vision and career achievements.

2018

Corticeira Amorim celebrates 30 years on the Portuguese Stock Exchange. Corticeira Amorim was listed on the Portuguese Stock Exchange in April 1988, followed by Ipocork and Amorim & Irmãos in June, and Champcork in July of that year. In 1989, a public exchange offer was launched - offering Corticeira Amorim shares in exchange for the shares of Ipocork, Amorim & Irmãos and Champcork.

2018

Amorim Bartop - Investimentos e Participações, SA, has entered into an agreement to acquire the company Elfverson & Co AB, which has its headquarters in Påryd, Sweden. Under the terms of the agreement, 70% of the capital of Elfverson & Co AB is acquired. The agreement includes a put option on the remaining 30% of the capital, on the part of the seller and a purchase option on the same remaining capital on the part of amorim Bartop - Investimentos e Participações, SA, exercisable from 2020.

2017
2017

Amorim Bartop – Investimentos e Participações, S.A., has entered into an agreement for the acquisition of the company S.A.S. Sodiliège, located in Merpins, Cognac (França). Sodiliége produces and distributes bartop closures for alcoholic and spirit drinks such as cognac and armagnac.

2017

Death of Américo Amorim, the charismatic leader of the third generation of the Amorim family, Chairman of Corticeira Amorim between 1953 and 2001.

2017

Amorim & Irmãos, SGPS, S.A., has entered into an agreement with a view to the acquisition of the share capital of Etablissements Christian Bourrassé, a company with its headquarters in Tosse (France). Etablissements Christian Bourrassé fully owns the capital of Socori – Sociedade de Cortiças de Rio Meão, S.A. (Rio Meão, Portugal) and of Corpack Bourrassé S.A. (Santiago, Chile) – the three jointly designated as Bourrassé.

2016
2016

Increase of the free float of Corticeira Amorim to 25.136% through an Accelerated Bookbuilding process ("Private Offer”).

2014
2014

Launching of Amorim Cork Ventures, a business incubator set up by Corticeira Amorim, with the purpose of promoting the design of new cork products and cork-related businesses mainly targeted to foreign markets, providing entrepreneurs access not only to funding, but also to management skills, know-how and an extensive network of contacts in different industries and countries.

2012
2012

Corticeira Amorim awarded with the Seal of Sustainability for the Sustainable Construction Platform, while it was the managing entity of the Sustainable Habitat Cluster in Portugal, in an initiative to recognise the efforts of entities and companies in favour of sustainability. Corticeira Amorim fulfilled 11 of the criteria subject to assessment, and was given the gold level result.

2012

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei, made with cork provided by Amorim. The Pavilion was built with over 80 m3 of cork and enjoyed the extensive media coverage of the renowned London gallery. It was open to the public between June and October and thereafter included in the private collection of renowned international collectors Usha and Lakshmi N. Mittal.

2012

The expanded cork board by Amorim Isolamentos is included in the «BuildingGreen Top-10 Products for 2013», by Building Green, a publication by GreenSpec and the Environmental Building News (EBN). With this distinction, it is renowned as one of the 10 most ecological and sustainable products for the construction sector, in the USA.

2012

Amorim & Irmãos, SGPS, S.A. acquires Trefinos. Located in Girona, Spain, the company leads in the production and marketing of stoppers for champagnes and sparkling wines in Catalonia. With almost a century of history, Trefinos owns an important international business network in countries such as France, Italy and the USA.

2011
2011

The cork oak is declared Portugal's National Tree, by the Portuguese Parliament.

2011

Acquisition of the companies Espana SL, ACI - Corchos Argentina and Amorim Natural Cork, S.A. by Amorim & Irmãos, S.G.P.S., S.A.

2011

Joint venture between Timberman and Corticeira Amorim, to lead the wood and cork flooring market in Denmark.

2011

Strategic alliance between Corticeira Amorim and the Vertex Group, based in Shanghai (China) and operating in Asia, Europe and the USA/Canada. This alliance joins the two largest producers of cork coverings and LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tiles) respectively, for the production and development of innovative solutions for coverings.

2011

Start-up of the new factory for the preparation of cork, in Salgueiros, Ponte de Sôr. With a total area of 17 hectares and a production capacity of around 750 000/year.

2011

Kaizen Lean Award distinguishes the productivity and operational efficiency of Corticeira Amorim in the category «Excellence in Productivity» for the Amorim & Irmãos Raro Unit.

2011

Wicanders flooring, by Amorim Revestimentos, cover the mythical Sagrada Família, by Gaudí, in Barcelona.

2011

MATERIA, launched by Corticeira Amorim, a collection of innovative items presented at the prestigious Fuori Salone, in Milan.

2011

Presentation of DYN CORK, an innovative fabric in natural cork, presented in partnership with a player from the sector.

2010
2010

Amorim Florestal, S.A. creates the R&D department focused on the ongoing improvement of all the processes, from the cork oak forest to the final product.

2010

British supermarket chain Sainsbury's and Corticeira Amorim undertake commitment in favour of increasing the value of natural cork. Sainsbury's, the United Kingdom's second largest chain of supermarkets, announces that it shall exclusively use cork stoppers certified by the FSC - Forest Stewardship Council in its wines.

2010

Corticeira Amorim cork stoppers help preserve 200-year old champagne. Over 160 bottles of champagne discovered in the Baltic sea are recovered with the technical support of Corticeira Amorim, which ensures the replacement of the original stopper for a new natural cork stopper. 

2010

Launch of CORKSORB, an innovative range of natural cork-based absorbents. The new product has a unique capacity in the control and clean-up of oil and hydrocarbon spills.

2010

Corticeira Amorim develops a collection of luxury capsulated stoppers. The new natural cork stopper, called Top Series®, emerges within the scope of the strategic commitment to Innovation and is the fruit of the use of state-of-the-art technology. It is designed to meet the needs of the producers of premium spirits.

2010

Corticeira Amorim cork stoppers are chosen to seal the most expensive whisky in the world, the Dalmore Trinitas 64. Just three luxury bottles were produced, with a price of around 118 000 Euros per bottle. The chosen corks are from the premium Top Series range.

2010

Portuguese Pavilion at Shanghai Expo, covered entirely with cork provided by Corticeira Amorim, is distinguished with the Design Award.

2009
2009

Opening of the world's first cork recycling facility at Amorim Cork Composites in Mozelos, to make the Green Cork recycling program possible.

2009

Sustainability Report 2007 distinguished by Corporate Register, featuring in the TOP10 of the «Relevance and Materiality» category.

2009

Corticeira Amorim is the 25th most influential company in the world wine market, recognition by the renowned wine magazine Drinks Business.

2008
2008

The 1st Sustainability Report of CORTICEIRA AMORIM is distinguished by Corporate Register as one of the world's top three reports in the category of "Openness and Honesty" and as one of the top six in the category of "Relevance and Materiality".

2008

Joins Condomínio da Terra & GFTN, a volunteer system which aims to care for the planet in an integrated manner. Corticeira Amorim becomes its 1st member.

2008

Launch of Green Cork, an initiative by Quercus with the support of Corticeira Amorim. It is a program for the collection and recycling of cork, the proceeds of which will go to planting and preserving the native forest in Portugal.

2008

Acquisition of 100% of the German group Cortex and 25% of the North American company US Floors, Inc. Amorim Flooring is able in this manner to join two of the most important cork flooring distributors in the respective markets.

2007
2007

Aware of its responsibility as world leader in the cork processing sector - a segment which ensures the viability of the whole cork industry -, Corticeira Amorim publishes the first and only Sustainability Report in the industry and begins a regular, systematic and structured communication of its policies and practices on sustainability.

This is the first step in a broader sustainability programme which would later be launched - the Natural Choice Programme - launched with the aim of integrating the sustainability of the business and increasing Corticeira Amorim's competitiveness in the long-term.

2007

Corticeira Amorim becomes a member of the BCSD - Business Council for Sustainable Development.

2007

Acquisition of 87% of the prestigious Oller Group. Corticeira Amorim acquires a percentage equivalent to the share capital of the French company S.A. OLLER ET CIE, based in Reims, and of the company Francisco Oller, S.A. based in Cassà de la Selva. The production capacity and distribution of champagne stoppers are reinforced.

2007

Creation of Amorim Cork Composites, Corticeira Amorim's new business unit, resulting from the integration of the Cork Rubber and Technical Agglomerates BUs. This is an important step in achieving the Organisation's strategy, since it leverages business development, strengthens the loyalty of its customer base and improves operational efficiency.

2007

Acquisition of SOBEFI - production and marketing of capsulated stoppers. Amorim France acquires this unit, located in the Cognac region, in France, an important step in achieving the strategy for growth in high added value segments.

2007

Two macro-divisions are created for the strategic management of the business - Amorim Natural Cork (Raw Materials and Cork Stoppers BU) and Amorim Cork Composites (technical applications of cork agglomerate in products and solutions) and also a new area of transversal support to the whole Organisation - Amorim Cork Research, for the innovation challenge.

2006
2006

Shares acquired in the French company Société Nouvelle des Bouchons Trescases, S.A., which, since its foundation at the end of the 19th century, has been a leading brand in the French cork stoppers market, with a strong commercial positioning, particularly in natural cork stoppers for top of the range wines. Thus a reinforcement in the distribution capacity is made in the world's largest and most faithful market to the high quality cork stopper, a closure which benefits from an enviable rate of sustainable growth, both in France and throughout the world.

2005
2005

Acquisition of the Equipar Group, which owns two industrial companies: Equipar Indústria de Cortiça and Equipar Rolha Natural. Thus, the quality of the cork stopper industry is consolidated, enabling Clients to have access to high quality products with high technical and sensory performance. The industrial facilities, located in Coruche, are equipped with the most advanced technology for the production of natural and technical stoppers, segment from the high added value product mix for which greater growth is expected.

2004
2004

Amorim Cork Composites, based in Mozelos (Portugal), receives FSC certification, thus becoming the first packaging company in the world to receive this important environmental certification.

2002
2002

The process to restructure the universe of the Natural Cork Business Unit factories begins (preparation of cork raw material and cork stopper production). The goal is to rationalise costs, centralise services and standardise production processes which are scattered across different factory units. Amorim & Irmãos, S.G.P.S., S.A. leads a merger process with other factory units that had previously operated independently in the market.

2001
2001

António Rios de Amorim, at 34 years of age, succeeds Américo Ferreira de Amorim. The fourth generation of the Amorim family, actively involved in the Group's activities for over a decade, now begins to take on leadership roles.

2001

Establishment of Amorim & Irmãos, S.A. - Coruche Unit. Identical to the Ponte de Sôr factory, this unit is designed to produce discs for champagne stoppers marketed under the Spark® brand. With the opening of the Ponte de Sôr and Coruche units, the verticalisation of the whole cork stopper production process becomes a reality.

2001

Privatisation of the competing sectors and those considered as non-strategic to the Tunisian State. A major share is acquired in Société Nationale du Liège (SNL), a company located in the centre of the main cork-producing region of Tunisia and Algeria, that undertakes its activity in various segments of cork processing (natural cork stoppers, discs, granulates and agglomerates).

2001

Acquisition of the company Discork Cortiças, S.A, located in S. João de Ver, in the municipality of Santa Maria da Feira, an industrial unit dedicated exclusively to the production of cork discs. It produces 700 million discs/year, an important contribution to the planned expansion of the production capacity of the Twin Top® stopper.

2000
2000

Creation of Amorim & Irmãos, S.A. - Ponte de Sôr Unit, the centre for the preparation of raw materials and the manufacture of discs for Twin Top® stoppers. The revolutionary CONVEX® boiling system is introduced. The opening of this unit enhances the quality control of the raw material, and gives credibility to the cork industry on a global level.

2000

Corticeira Amorim, S.G.P.S., S.A., public limited company, reinforces the structure of its share capital, by increasing the capital reserved for shareholders from 71.5 million Euros to 133 million Euros: 23.8 million Euros by incorporating reserves and 37.7 million Euros through cash contributions.

1999
1999

Acquisition of 50% of the share capital of the Chilean company Industria Corchera, S.A., market leader in the supply of components for the wine industry, from equipment, capsules, muselets and barrels to natural cork stoppers, the last two being their main product line. This acquisition reinforces the company's historical connection to Corticeira Amorim, S.G.P.S., S.A., since business relations had existed between them for over 30 years and it enabled the former to be recognised, since the early 1980s, for the quality of the products it markets - as sole supplier to the Chilean wine market, and the latter to conquer a rapidly expanding high quality market.

1998
1998

A new corporate image for the Amorim Group. The Amorim logo is now a stylised tree with the Amorim name, symbolising the Group's principles: environmental harmony, natural strength and confidence in growth, which reinforces the Amorim identity and culture, internally and externally.

1997
1997

CORTICEIRA AMORIM acquires control of the cork rubber-related business activities of the GTS group (Global Technologies System).

1997

Amorim Isolamentos, S.A. is formed for the production of insulation cork boards.

1992
1992

Américo Ferreira de Amorim is elected Chairman of the Confédération Européenne du Liège, an organisation whose mission is to research and develop studies that shall make it possible to set international standards and exchange knowledge with other institutions and organisations in the cork sector.

1992

Acquisition of the company Carl Ed. Meyer, GmbH & Co, German leader in the import and distribution of cork coverings, responsible for the annual marketing of two million square metres of decorative flooring and parquets.

1992

Acquisition of the Belgian company specialised in acoustic and anti-vibration insulation, CDM Composite Damping Material, S.A.

1992

A joint-venture is formed with the Kies Kurk, B.V., a Dutch company formed in 1845, which owns a network of over 150 distributors of floor and wall covering materials.

1991
1991

Foundation of Academia Amorim, still an important reference, an international institution to promote wine, whose mission is to encourage research and scientific work to improve wine conservation conditions.

1989
1989

The first year of the consolidation of the accounts of all the Group's cork operations. The turnover of CORTICEIRA AMORIM, S.G.P.S., S.A. reaches 23.6 billion Escudos, their products represent 34% of Portuguese cork exports and their 2593 workers account for 18% of the sector.

1989

Acquisition of the Swedish Wicanders group, an important step in the added diversification in the coverings segment, with a vast distribution network, particularly in northern and central European countries.

1989

Acquisition of RARO - Rufino Alves Ribeiro e filhos, Lda. (currently Amorim & Irmãos, S.A. - Raro Industrial Unit), a company specialised in the manufacture of capsulated cork stoppers, in operation since 1926.

1988
1988

Corticeira Amorim's four largest companies - Amorim & Irmãos, S.A., Corticeira Amorim Indústria, S.A., Ipocork - Indústria de Pavimentos e Decoração, S.A. and Champcork - Rolhas de Champanhe, S.A., launch an initial public offering on the Lisbon Stock Exchange.

1984
1984

Corticeira Amorim wins the International Quality Trophy, for which companies from 140 countries compete. «Quality is never an accident. It is the result of an intelligent effort», emphasises Américo Amorim.

1984

The first Portuguese-Hungarian industrial joint venture is created - Hungarocork-Amorim, GmbH,the result of the merger of the Amorim Group with two Hungarian state companies. These factory units have the capacity to produce 120 million cork stoppers annually and process waste into granulates for use in applications in construction.

1983
1983

Labcork, Laboratório Central do Grupo Amorim, S.A. emerges, the result of a new strategy of differentiation by quality. With the industrial units possessing the capacity to produce all cork by-products, Corticeira Amorim strengthens its policies and competencies in Research & Development and quality control. Labcork covers the activity of the whole Group. It aims to anticipate and respond to the foreseeable demands of this developing market: adapting production to new bottling processes and to the market requirements of various beverages, in compliance with strict international quality standards.

At the time, cork agglomerates were increasingly used in the production of components for sophisticated equipment, such as cars, spacecraft and nuclear power plants. Floor coverings and parquets undergo a period of constant technical development.

1982
1982

The creation of Champcork Rolhas de Champanhe, S.A., a company set up to produce stoppers for champagne and sparkling wines. Champcork sells 80 million cork stoppers/year and has the capacity to double this number, thanks to cutting-edge technology used in production.

1981
1981

Establishment of a company in Canada, to market cork rubber. Due to the proximity to the USA, the new company enables Corticeira Amorim to enter the American market, the most important in the cork rubber products sector.

1978
1978

Creation of Portocork Internacional, S.A. An important natural cork stopper production unit, whose brand rapidly establishes itself in the market.

1978

Establishment of Ipocork - Indústria de Pavimentos e Decoração, S.A. (currently Amorim Revestimentos, S.A.) marks Corticeira Amorim's entry into the parquet and coverings market.

1976
1976

International expansion takes an Iberian route. Samec, S.A. - Sociedad Anónima de Manufactura Española del Corcho, one of the largest companies in the cork industry in Spain, a country with significant cork oak forests.

1973
1973

Corticeira Amorim successfully begins to produce cork rubber.

1972
1972

The first processing plant outside national territory is created - Comatral - Compagnie Marocaine de Transformation du Liège, S.A. - in Skhirat, Morocco. It is established in the second most important cork oak forest region in the world, the Mediterranean coast of Africa. Morocco represents 400 000 hectares of productive area, 15% of the world total, despite producing only around 26 000 tonnes of cork/year.

1972

The productive fabric of the Portuguese cork sector changes. Half the raw material exported is now industrially manufactured, representing 75% of the value of Portuguese cork exports. Maintaining its leadership in the sector, Portugal becomes a manufacturing country. The district of Aveiro, where Corticeira Amorim is based, becomes the country's cork stopper capital, responsible for 75% of national production.

1969
1969

Amorim & Irmãos, Lda. consolidates its position in the cork stopper and disc sector, with the Santa Maria de Lamas and Abrantes units, and takes the lead both in the quantity and quality produced.

1969

Corticeira Amorim records remarkable growth in the production of granulates and white agglomerates. It invests in innovative projects for the incorporation of these materials with the creation of a specific unit to produce parquet, another to produce decorative items and yet another for solutions which incorporate technical mixtures of cork with rubber (CorkRubber). In the Algarve, Corticeira Amorim Algarve, Lda. is responsible for the production of around 8% of the black agglomerates market.

1967
1967

The opening of Gerhard Schiesser GmbH, the first subsidiary, in Vienna, gives new impetus to relations with the countries of the former Soviet Union, enabling political restrictions at the time to be overcome.

1966
1966

Between 1966 and 1969 the acquisition and creation of various companies in Portugal and abroad takes place, some in countries banned during the Cold War. These include Inacor - Indústria Transformadora de Aglomerados de Cortiça, S.A., for the production of expanded cork agglomerates; Itexcork - Indústria de Transformação e Exportação de Cortiça, Lda. and the foundation of Corticeira Amorim Algarve, Lda., for the production of black cork agglomerates, used in thermal, acoustic and vibration insulation. With the new companies, Corticeira Amorim is able to broaden its verticalisation strategy and strengthen the objective to internationalise.

1963
1963

Corticeira Amorim is formed, an industrial unit for the production of cork granules and agglomerates. The goal is to transform 70% of the waste produced by Amorim & Irmãos, Lda., generated from the manufacture of cork stoppers, into granules and these into valuable pure compound agglomerates, from which it is possible to produce a set of new cork applications.

1962
1962

Observing the maxim «not just one market, not just one client, not just one currency, not just one product», Corticeira Amorim develops a strategy for the verticalisation of the business, with the goal of achieving world leadership in the production and export of cork products. In spite of the government policy at that time of restricting industry, and the resulting difficulties in obtaining licences for establishing companies, the company still managed to build industrial units for producing a variety of cork-based products.

At that time, Portugal consolidates its position as the world's largest cork producer (raw material). However, around 80% of the cork is exported raw and processed in other countries.

1958
1958

Américo Amorim's first trip to the Soviet Union marks the start of a tour to the Eastern Bloc countries. Overcoming major constraints which were risky at the time, Amorim & Irmãos becomes the biggest Portuguese exporter to Eastern Europe.

1953
1953

The third Amorim generation assumes control of Amorim &Irmãos, Lda. During the post-war period, the four brothers - José, António, Américo and Joaquim Ferreira de Amorim - take the helm of the company and the responsibility for changing the face of the Portuguese cork industry.

1952
1952

Henrique Alves de Amorim receives the commendation of Officer of the Order of Public Instruction. It was in recognition for his dedication to his town. He invested over 32 000 000 Escudos in improvements to the town, which is confirmed by a handwritten signed manuscript, affixed on one of the walls of the portrait room in the Santa Maria de Lamas Museum.
As a result of his support, a series of important infrastructures were created in Santa Maria de Lamas, such as the Museum and its respective collection, the cinema, schools and school canteens, kindergartens and an after-school centre, swimming pools and low-rent housing, an anti-tuberculosis dispensary, parks and gardens, buildings for the Post Office, Casa do Povo (community centre) and for the exploitation and supply of domestic water.

1950
1950

Amorim & Irmãos, Lda. has extensive knowledge of cork and the functioning of the market. The proper valuation of this raw material enables the company to resume its position as the largest cork manufacturer in the north.

1944
1944

On the 21st March a fire completely destroys the company's facility in Santa Maria de Lamas, leaving the largest factory in Vila da Feira in ruins. The whole municipality is shaken by the disaster. Hundreds of workers are left without jobs. Losses reach 15 000 000 Escudos.

Two months later, the news of the start of part-time work, with over 300 workers, is reported in the Boletim da Junta Nacional da Cortiça.

At the same time, the end of the 2nd World War is in sight, creating a climate favourable for a general economic upturn.

1939
1939

The warehouse acquired in Abrantes becomes a factory for preparing cork planks. It is the first step in the integration of two different phases in the production process – the production of the raw material and the production of the cork stopper – guaranteeing the quality of the final product.

1938
1938

At a time of great social challenges, the call for issues of responsibility is reflected in Amorim & Irmãos' pioneering initiative. The first staff refectory opens, where the company serves hot soup daily. Access to a doctor is also provided. It is the beginnings of what would become part of the area of Social Responsibility, which today is implemented and developed in all large companies.

1935
1935

The Amorim family buys a small warehouse in Abrantes, close to the country's main cork oak forest area. Raw material is now acquired directly, thus preventing the stranglehold by foreign companies. At the time, despite being the world's largest cork producer, Portugal only processes around 5% of the raw material, while the rest is monopolised by foreign organisations. The Amorim family's strategy was to counteract this trend.

1930
1930

The Amorim & Irmãos business card now bears the slogan «The largest cork stopper factory in the north of Portugal», which boasts 150 workers.
Despite the Great Depression, the cork industry flourishes thanks to the development of innovative products and solutions and the high added value for the market. The applications for cork are generalised and its by-products used in thermal and acoustic coverings, as well as in many other areas.
Amorim & Irmãos, Lda. crosses geographical borders, taking cork to several parts of the world, with exports to Japan, Germany, the United States, France, Brazil, England, Holland, Belgium and Sweden.

Over the course of the decade, Amorim & Irmãos shall become the largest cork manufacturing factory in the north of Portugal, thriving to the present day.

1922
1922

The first company, Amorim & Irmãos, Lda. is born. It is officially established on the 11th March with a share capital of 90 000 Escudos, the partners being the children of António Alves Amorim and Ana Pinto Alves: José, Manuel, Henrique, Américo, Ana, Rosa, António, Joaquim and Bernardina.

Amorim & Irmãos, Lda. gave rise to the universe of companies that now make up Corticeira Amorim. This second generation of Amorim's brought new impetus to the activity being developed and the company became a benchmark in the national cork industry.

1908
1908

The Amorim Family opens a new workshop in Santa Maria de Lamas, to broaden production. At the time, international trade is on the rise and gains economic and social importance. The cork stopper is increasingly seen as a luxury product, de rigueur for high quality wines produced by the best wineries of the era.

1870
1870

CORTICEIRA AMORIM's activity begins with the foundation of António Alves Amorim's manual cork stopper factory, on the Quay in Vila Nova de Gaia.

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