60 years of leadership
1959Establishing of “Florestal” in Vale de Cambra (Aveiro), dedicated to the trade of material for joinery and civil construction industry
1960Building of the first warehouse
1964“Florestal” takes on the social designation of “Vicaima Industrial” and starts the production of plywood
1969Start of door manufacturing
1973Launch of Portaro®, a ready to fit door and frame set
1976Establishing of “Movelcaima”
1977Establishing of “Madeitejo” and focus on internationalisation with exports to Belgium
1984The company takes on the social designation of “Vicaima – Indústria de Madeiras e Derivados, Lda” and starts the manufacture of feature doors
1985Launch of the Performance range
1988Start 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.”
1993Vicaima obtains ISO 9001 quality management system certification by APCER
2001Launch 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.”
2005Vicaima obtains ISO 14001 environmental certification by APCER, and FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council) certification
2008Launch of the Haute Couture Range with the Black & White Collection
Launch of eco-friendly products
2010Launch of Surfaceslab - Intelligent Surfaces
2012Launch of the luxury Collection "Makassar" and of the renewed Black&White Collection for the Haute Couture segment
2013Start of investment project focused on innovation and development of unique solutions for technical performances such as fire and acoustic
2014/2015Establishing 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.
2016/2017Launch of Match Designer Panels Inspiration.
2018Achievement 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))
2019Launch 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
2020Launch of the new Vicaima Wardrobe Range - Easy, Advanced and Transform. Under a new concept the brand proposes solutions, from the most practical to the most exclusive and presents an integrated and complete offer of configuration options, modulation and accessories.
2021Launching of Thermal Interior Doors. One of Vicaima’s priorities is the development of solutions that contribute to an environmentally friendly construction. In this context, the brand has launched specific solutions of interior thermal doors. These solutions are added to an already existing offer of fire and acoustic doors which also present excellent levels of thermal transmission coefficient and which contribute to a better energy performance of the space or building.