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António Rios Amorim: 150 years of Future


To create a future you need to know where you come from. 150 years after its foundation, Corticeira Amorim is renewing its commitment to an entrepreneurial vision that spans generations, guided by the mission of adding value to cork, within a framework of innovation and sustainability. Starting from this unique legacy, coupled with a profound passion for cork, António Amorim, Chairman and CEO of Corticeira Amorim, projected a prodigious future for a remarkable raw material.

"A century and a half after it was founded, Corticeira Amorim is a robust economic group with an international profile, as well as the leader in the cork industry, recognised for developing cork applications and high-performance cork products with added value for a range of business sectors.

The history of Corticeira Amorim and the entire cork sector has been indelibly marked by the company’s passion for the material, the entrepreneurial vision of successive generations, its ability to predict how the world changes, to project the increasing use of cork and the determination to make that vision a reality. We are also sure these same factors will mark its future.

Nobody knows, as well as we do, the virtues of cork (a material with an absolutely unique structure that is impossible to replicate); the value it adds to products and its remarkable contribution to the balance of the cork oak forest (montado), which is a paradigm of sustainability. We are excited about the idea of constantly researching and developing new cork-based applications and products, putting its incredible qualities to work for a more comfortable and environmentally-friendly daily life.

After 150 years, Corticeira Amorim upholds its firm commitment to foster greater knowledge of the cork oak tree, by researching the species and experimenting with new technologies and methodologies for planting cork oak trees. The objective is to create expertise and forest intervention skills that in the future will support the growth we anticipate, in view of cork’s unique and highly distinctive characteristics."

António Rios Amorim