Vicaima is focused on providing the best service and is continually developing doors that exceed both market and regulatory demands especially in regard to Fire Door and Acoustic Door solutions with all these products tested and certified to the highest standards. In addition, our fully equipped custom-fit centre in the UK enables us to customise door blanks to fit your particular requirement such as glazing, grooving and various framing & ironmongery options.
Vicaima - providing solutions for:
- Education and health
- Commercial developments
- Social housing
- Hotels and leisure
- Restoration and self-build
Have confidence in a company that is large enough to handle any size of project, but small enough to care about it's customers.
Our company history
Vicaima - Indústria de Madeiras e Derivados, S.A. was founded in 1959 and is currently one of the leading European manufacturers of interior doors. Vicaima is national leader and, besides Portugal, it has a direct presence in Spain, Morocco and in the United Kingdom. Vicaima exports around 95% of its production worldwide and is committed every day to the quality of the raw materials and to the innovative design of its products.
Vicaima presents a wide range of products, which includes interior door solutions, performance doors, frames, wardrobes, panels and other bespoke furniture applications.
The brand follows three key principles: to maintain the simplicity of the solutions, to always seek a differentiating angle and to break away from the obvious. This vision of vanguard and innovation has been supporting the evolution of the door as a commodity into a passion and art element product.
60 years of leadership
1959 Establishing of “Florestal” in Vale de Cambra (Aveiro), dedicated to the trade of material for joinery and civil construction industry
1960 Building of the first warehouse
1964 “Florestal” takes on the social designation of “Vicaima Industrial” and starts the production of plywood
1969 Start of door manufacturing
1973 Launch of Portaro®, a ready to fit door and frame set
1976 Establishing of “Movelcaima”
1977 Establishing of “Madeitejo” and focus on internationalisation with exports to Belgium
1984 The company takes on the social designation of “Vicaima – Indústria de Madeiras e Derivados, Lda” and starts the manufacture of feature doors
1985 Launch of the Performance range
1988 Start of direct operations in the United Kingdom with “Vicaima Ltd”
1991 “Vicaima Puertas” is established for Spain and the distribution companies in Portugal have their social designations changed to "Vicaima – Centro Comercial de Materiais, S.A."
1992 “Vicaima – Indústria de Madeiras e Derivados, S.A.”
1993 Vicaima obtains ISO 9001 quality management system certification by APCER
2001 Launch of the new Exclusive door line
2003 “Vicaima – Centro Comercial de Materiais, S.A.”, changes the social designation to “Globaldis – Distribuição Global de Materiais, S.A.”
2005 Vicaima obtains ISO 14001 environmental certification by APCER, and FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council) certification
2008 Launch of the Haute Couture Range with the Black & White Collection
2008 Launch of eco-friendly products
2010 Launch of Surfaceslab - Intelligent Surfaces
2012 Launch of the luxury Collection "Makassar" and of the renewed Black&White Collection for the Haute Couture segment
2013 Start of investment project focused on innovation and development of unique solutions for technical performances such as fire and acoustic
2014/2015 Establishing of a Vicaima branch in Morocco, Africa. International consolidation of the brand’s expertise for luxury hotel projects. Strong start up investment plan focused on technological modernization of industrial processes and R&D projects.
2016/2017 Launch of Match Designer Panels Inspiration.
2018 Achievement of Vicaima’s first Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for the FD30 AC41dB Fire and Acoustic Door Solution
Development and certification of fire door solutions for the US market (FR20 and FR90)
Launch of the new Portaro® Security RC2 EI45 AC45dB. A multi-performance technical solution with an excellent thermal insulation
(UD: 1,17 W/(m2.ºC))
2019 Launch of the first BIM (Building Information Modeling) objects of portaro® solutions
Achievement of exemplary result for Vicaima’s fire Door 30 minutes, which achieved 54 minutes in the tests that the Ministry of Housing,
Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) implemented, related to the investigation into the UK Timber Fire Door industry