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Challenges that are our driving force

For almost 150 years, cork has been at the origin of the history of the Amorim Group and continues to reflect the active lifestyle that we share with our clients spread over five continents. Early on, we understood the need to have clear objectives, to pursue them with determination, shaping them with the utmost rigour and efficiency. We are aware of the importance of diversifying and internationalising to ensure sustained growth and we apply them, both in the product portfolio, as well as in the areas of business and activity which consolidates us as one of the main global economic groups.

"To internationalise is not to export, it is to have strategic positions abroad."

Américo Amorim
Chairman of the Board of Directors
AMORIM INVESTIMENTOS E PARTICIPAÇÕES, S.G.P.S., S.A.

To pursue, consolidate, improve and perfect are demands that we face as natural habits. It was how the Amorim Group, from a small cork stopper factory, has become one of the most international Portuguese companies which plays an important role in driving the economy. We have built clear projects, with a strategic dimension, economic rationale and competent management. The most important goal was to have an integrated group with global proportions. We have succeeded, always bearing in mind the principle that to internationalise is not to export, but to have strategic positions abroad, which bring us closer to clients and give us a comprehensive view.

Today, the globalisation of the economy is irreversible and challenges us to reflect and innovate. Renovation and technological development are in increasing demand, which the Amorim Group has responded to in an exemplary manner. Personally, it is an honour to be able to participate and influence industrial investment projects, to feel the ongoing demand of research and development, to be involved in an era of new technologies.

Aware that our success lies in the respect for the values of excellence, customer satisfaction and motivating people, we shall carry on our mission to foster change, with discipline and entrepreneurial spirit, to enable the companies of the Amorim Group to achieve their full potential.