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Veneporte dedicates to the development, production, and commercialization of the different exhaust system components (catalytic converters, particulate filters, SCRs, and silencers) for the different automobile vehicles.

50 years

A testimony of dedication, effort, and confidence that we inspire in everything that we do.

Founded
1966
Location
Águeda, Portugal
Total area
50.000 m2
Covered area
25.000 m2

The constant innovation, the used technology, and the incorporated materials are the ensure of a high-quality product, very similar to the original.

A strong presence and increasingly global. A path of partnership, sharing, and strong dedication to clients.
A strong presence and increasingly global. A path of partnership, sharing, and strong dedication to clients.

Our history

  • 1966
  • 1970
  • 1980
  • 1990
  • 2000
  • 2010

Founded in 1966, with the productive activity beginning in 1967, Veneporte has its headquarters and main productive unity located in Águeda, Aveiro district, Portugal, currently disposing of 25.000m2 of covered facilities implanted in an area of 50.000m2.

1966

The 70’s decade constitutes a phase of important growth to the company, particularly boosted by the protectionism that the Automobile Industry Compensation Law, at that time in force in Portugal, allowed. Such fact enabled Veneporte to be the supplier of almost every OEM and OES supplier, installed in Portugal at that time.

It was also in this decade that Veneporte started the pipe production, not only to be incorporated in the exhausts but also to be commercialized.

1970

The 80’s decade was marked by two phases particularly distinct:

  • Until 1986, we can highlight the reinforcement of the connections with the different OEM/OES clients installed in Portugal;
  • After 1986, with Portugal’s entrance in CEE, the start of external markets opening, having this process of internationalization been something natural, boosted by the referred connections to clients like Peugeot, Renault, Fiat, UMM, etc., installed in Portugal at that time.

 

The market’s opening also implied a bigger exposure to competitors, with a lot of implications to the company.

1980

The 90’s decade was marked by a complete change in the actionist structure (December 1991).

By that time, the new actionists approved the implementation of an important company restructuring plan, highlighting the equipment and facilities improvement, but mainly the reorganization of the different company’s processes.

As a consequence of the different investments made, as well as the new company’s strategy, Veneporte was able to acquire (at the Beginning of 1996) a certification according to the norm NP EN ISO 9002:1995, by de I.P.Q (Portuguese Institution of Quality). Later, in 1998, obtained the same certification by TÜV. In that same year, the society was transformed into Anonymous Society. 

1990

In this decade, Veneporte continued recording important growths in its activity.

In 2003 obtained the certification of its Quality Management System, according to the new reference NP EN 9001:2000 (TÜV and APCER).

The year 2004 was marked by an important reinforcement of the company’s internationalization process, as well as the fortification of the connections with clients like Fiat, Lancia and Alfa Romeu, Mitsubishi and Toyota, and an important actionist structure concentration.

2008 was marked by the beginning of IVECO’s supplying (OEM and OES).

In 2009 Veneporte was nominated as Peugeot/Citroën official supplier for OES and Eurorepar projects, as well as Volkswagen’s in Germany for TVP Polo ad TVP Golf projects. Yet, at the ending of 2009, it was celebrated the official supplying agreement to GAU Group – France, with the beginning of supplying still in that year.

2000

The start of this decade was marked by the nomination as Renault (OEM and Motrio) official supplier and the start of new OEM projects with Mitsubishi (MFTE).

In 2011, the company obtained a certification according to the norm ISO/TS 16949, achieving a credibility reinforcement together with all its clients, mainly the OEM and OES.

2012 was marked by the attribution of a PSA’s award to Veneporte, due to its high performance, as well as its excellent logistics fulfillment. That year was also marked by an important investment in the development and production of catalytic converters range, increasing the company’s business possibilities.

In 2013 obtained Volkswagen’s certification, according to the norm VDA6.3.

The year of 2014 was marked by the continuous reinforcement of the catalytic converters and silencers range, as well as the start of particulate filters range development.

In the year 2015, there was a strong investment in the reinforcement of the company’s internationalization.

We believe that are created the conditions to Veneporte, in an increasingly consistent way, and together with all its distributors, increase its importance in the different markets where operates.

It’s left to us work so that in the next years we can reinforce the results obtained until now.

2010

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