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September 2018

Companhia de Fiação e Tecidos de Fafe

By |2019-01-31T23:38:33+00:00September 4th, 2018|Industrial Heritage, Portugal|

Companhia de Fiação e Tecidos de Fafe ( Fafe , Portugal) has its origins back to 1887, evolved from its predecessor, Companhia Industrial de Fafe. Originally operating in grain milling and also into the spinning and textile industry as minor activities, the company later become a major key player in the [...]

March 2018

Companhia de Fiação de Crestuma

By |2019-01-25T23:53:08+00:00March 13th, 2018|Industrial Heritage, Oporto|

Companhia de Fiação de Crestuma was a 19th century textile factory located on the banks of the Uíma River, Crestuma, Lever, Vila Nova de Gaia. Born in the terrains of another industry, the textile factory soon became one of the most important of it's sector in the region and a milestone [...]

February 2018

CUF, a chemical bond with 150 years

By |2019-02-01T21:18:55+00:00February 16th, 2018|Industrial Heritage, Portugal|

CUF - Companhia União Fabril, is one of the oldest portuguese chemical companies still in business. Founded in 1865, producing soaps, stearin and vegetable oils. A story of success, leaded by one man, Alfredo da Silva, that refounded and transformed CUF into a multi interest, vast chemical empire.   Panorama [...]

January 2018

SOREFAME , shaping steel and progress

By |2018-05-13T23:03:09+00:00January 18th, 2018|Industrial Heritage|

SOREFAME - Sociedades Reunidas de Fabricações Metálicas, S.A.R.L.  was probably a company that forever marked the industrial history of Portugal, not only by what it produced but, also for the tremendous know-how and manufacture expertise acquired that made it a reference in our industrial heritage. The importance and innovation brought by [...]

Sampaio Ferreira & Cª, Textiles, Electricity and a Legacy

By |2018-05-07T22:31:00+00:00January 4th, 2018|Industrial Heritage|

Sampaio Ferreira & Cª, Lda. is another extension of the great work and vision of the industrialist Narciso Ferreira. Introduction to the industrial profile of Narciso Ferreira was already made in my previous article on ETE. This is about another company of this important figure. The company - textiles and power [...]

December 2017

ETE – Empresa Têxtil Eléctrica, a pioneer company

By |2019-01-26T00:12:22+00:00December 26th, 2017|Industrial Heritage, Portugal|

Empresa Têxtil Eléctrica, Lda (ETE for short), was a textile company founded in 1905 in between the municipalities of Vila Nova de Famalicão and Santo Tirso, near the margins of the Ave river. The company was at the time an important textile industry but also innovated by the production and use [...]

Reguladora, The Time Through Times

By |2019-01-25T23:04:32+00:00December 20th, 2017|Industrial Heritage, Portugal|

Fábrica Nacional de Relógios, Reguladora SA. , or just Reguladora, or more dearly A Boa Reguladora, in Vila Nova de Famalicão, is the oldest watch and clock manufacturing companies in the Iberian Peninsula and, one of the most appraised brands in it's sector in Portugal, with an history of time and [...]

Devezas, Ceramics to the World

By |2018-05-07T22:30:36+00:00December 16th, 2017|Industrial Heritage, Oporto|

Fábrica Cerâmica e de Fundição das Devezas (Vila nova de Gaia), was the birthplace of one of the most prestigious industrial ceramic complexes and concentration of industrial artistic production in Portugal. The importance of this artistic pole was so important that it's mark is still alive till our days.   [...]

Fábrica de Fiação e Tecidos do Rio Vizela

By |2019-01-26T00:48:14+00:00December 9th, 2017|Industrial Heritage, Portugal|

Fábrica de Fiação e Tecidos do Rio Vizela is situated in Negrelos (São Tomé), near Vila das Aves, integrated in the municipality of Santo Tirso and in the important textile region of the Vale do Ave region and It's a perfect example of Industrial Heritage and textile industry milestone. It was [...]

November 2017

Anthracite Mines of S.Pedro da Cova

By |2018-05-07T22:29:47+00:00November 29th, 2017|Industrial Heritage|

S.PEDRO DA COVA THE ANTHRACITE MINING INDUSTRY   The historical importance of S.Pedro da Cova and it's anthracite mines can be easily understood by tracking it's origins. Historical references can be found as far as 1134 (D.Teresa - donated of the terrain to the hermits of S.Pedro da Cova), later [...]

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