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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