To lead is to be responsible, to create a better world
Portugal has companies and institutions that lead and inspire in many sectors. From the cork industry, to package production, wood derivatives or paper production, Portugal has companies that are world leaders.
Our country also leads in the field of scientific research. Meet some of these cases of leadership, with which we contribute to create a better world.
CORTICEIRA AMORIM SGPS
Exporting to more than 100 countries, Corticeira Amorim is the world’s largest transformer of cork, the same raw material that is used in the wine and aerospace industries, for coverings and isolation in eco-construction. Focused on sustainability and harmonious development between Man and Nature, the company has made an active and concerted effort to conserve and preserve millions of cork oak trees throughout the Mediterranean basin, and has contributed to stabilize the CO2, preserving the biodiversity, and combating desertification.
Efacec has more than 100 years and is the largest portuguese group in the field of electricity. Is present in more than 65 countries, employs around 4.500 people and its turnover has already exceeded 1 billion euros. Her strategy is based on a System Integrating Contractor, covering the current needs of the markets and turning the different group capabilities profitable. His growth and development are based on the international market and focused in innovation and development of new technologies.
Grupo PORTUCEL SOPORCEL
The Portucel Soporcel group is one of Portugal`s leading players on the world stage, accounting for more than 3% of the country`s visible exports. The group exports paper brands to more than 80 countries, such as Navigator, wich is the world leader in the segment Premium. Portucel Soporcel exports has a significant impact on the portuguese economy, positioning the group as the leading european manufacturer of printing and writing paper and the 6th producer in the world. The group is also one of the largest producers of bleached eucalyptus kraft pulp.
Logoplaste is the european pioneer of in-house manufacturing concept, supplying plastic bottles "just-in-time" from factories installed directly on the site of the client. Today, manages more than 60 factories and more than 350 machines in 18 countries, for some the most reputable companies in the world, using the most up-to-date technologies in injection molding, stretch-blow molding and extrusion molding to produce packages across the wide range of market segments. Is the european leader in plastic packaging.
In 2012, the Champalimaud Foundation was elected, by over 1,500 postdoctoral researchers, the best place to work outside the United States. This foundation was established in 2004 to develop, support and promote science in Portugal, concretely in the area of biomedicine and particularly in the fields of cancer and neuroscience. The foundation also assigns one of the most prestigious international awards for researchers from eye diseases, the "Vision Award António Champalimaud", in the amount of one million euros, awarded in odd years. It was created by will of the entrepreneur António Sommer Champalimaud.
CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN FOUNDATION
The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation supports and promotes culture in Portugal. It has an orchestra, several libraries, a choir, concert halls and two museums – ancient and contemporary art –, with about 6,000 pieces. It has been honored with every major award from the Portuguese State. Its headquarters and the park of the Gulbenkian Foundation were classified as a national monument. It was created in 1960 with the heritage of Armenian businessman Calouste Gulbenkian, who after his death bequeathed the property to the country in the form of this foundation.
Sonae Indústria is one of world giants in wood derivative panels industry producing on 34 sites in nine countries, with a strong commitment to sustainable development. Today, is recognised as a leader, consistently providing the customers with the best value products, upholding the highest standards of service and promoting business and environmental practices.