History

YEARS

30
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  • Company foundation in Oporto.
  • 1st portuguese electric cooker

YEARS

40
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  • Diferentiation of the brand through technology, with a good thermic isolation it consumed less energy.

1946

  • Beginning of the manufacturing of industrial products.

YEARS

50
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  • Meireles offers free assistance as a strategy to crush the competition
  • Meireles makes the first gas cooker in Portugal, with the demand for this product increasing

YEARS

60
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  • Expansion of the production space.
    Expansion of the industrial range, to the gas cookers, to equip hospitals, schools and hotels.

YEARS

70
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  • Change the legal form for limited liability company.
  • Increases significantly its turnover based on the enhance production.

YEARS

80
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  • Relocation facilities for an area of 14.000m 2, where it begins producing 300 cookers units per day.

  • The company reaches the 20.000 cookers per year.
  • Starting the representation of built in appliances brand Nardi.

YEARS

90
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  • Company reaches 65.000 cookers and market share of 24% on the cookers market in Portugal.

1995 – Implementation of the Quality policy in the company.

  • Starts the export to new markets, where it stands out Middle East.

YEARS

2000
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  • Company achieves the 80.000 cookers production per year.
  • Start the production of built in appliances with gas and ceramic hobs.

2007

  • Opening of a trading company in Angola.
  • Expansion of the Meireles range with washing machines and dishwashers.

YEARS

2010
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2010

  • Expansion of the Meireles range with refrigerators.
  • Company achieves the leadership of the cookers market in Spain.
  • Achieves 36% market share in the cookers market in Portugal.

2011 – Company makes 80 years.

Release in Portugal of a range of built in appliances branded Meireles

2019

  • Release of a new business area, the climatization with a range of Mono and Multisplit Air Conditioners
  • Release of a new brand in the IFA Berlin 2019 fair with the new innovative product Retrotech

2021 – Company makes 90 years.