Laminar is a company with 100% Portuguese capital and which operates in the market of natural wood-based for 60 years. It has the design and manufacture of plywood as it’s activity’s structural aspect, being currently the leading Portuguese company in this sector. It also operates in the market of natural wooden veneers by the peeling process and in the pre-fabricated constructions suitable for open field hotel business.
Our site is the right place to know more about us and to get to know the products and services we have offer: explore it. Afterwards, and because you will want to know more, pay us a visit: it is in the heart of our factory that everything happens and everything is transformed.
Design and provide to our customers products and services that contribute for their sustainable development, combining our knowledge to innovation.
Our way of being in business - both in internal and external relationships - is already a very important trademark and, without lyricism and/or excessive ambitions, there are values and principles of which we do not renounce; those who know us, know about it.
The Quality Management System is for Laminar a strategical commitment that aims to assure the satisfaction of needs, expectations and demands of its customers, the motivation of its employees and relationships of transparency with its partners.
Mr. António Luís Quintino and Mr. João Monteiro Marques founded Quimar - a combination of the surnames Quintino and Marques - with the intent of marketing construction industry materials and wood-based products.
The opening of a second store takes place: the sales storage in Avenida Elias Garcia, in Lisbon.
With the purchase of a plywood and laminated factory, in Oporto, they take a decisive step towards the future of the company and towards the path they would take, thus beginning the industrial activity.
The purchase of a carpentry takes place, in Maris, Odivelas, with the purpose of transforming in finished products (profiles and linings) the by-product coming from the factory.
This purchase aimed at the establishment of an industrial complex that is nothing more than the facilities where we are today. This project will be carried out between 1985 and 1991, year in which the global project started.
This carpentry in Frielas starts as a central storage, and from two merchandise storages, but already with the Avintes global project in mind.
Accomplished in 4 stages, in 1986 the construction of the sawmill begins. In 1988 the construction and assembling of the flat-cutting line begins. In the following year, the assembling of a new line of manufacturing: peeling and drying of veneers is accomplished. In the year of 1991 the reinstallation and modernisation of the equipment and assembling of a new line of plywood and trims is done.
The company, hitherto named Quimar - Materiais de Construção, Lda, changes its designation to Quimar (Norte) - Indústria de Contraplacados, Lda and changes its headquarters to Avintes, starting to introduce itself as an industrial company. The commercial activity carries in parallel in other companies specifically created for that purpose.
67% of its capital is then acquired by Holdingpar, SGPS SA, company partners of the group owned by Engineer Jaime Teixeira, and later, in 2001, the remaining 33% are purchased and the company starts to make the journey towards changing the trading name, with the abandonment of the connection to the Quintino and Marques (QUIMAR) families.
Construction from scratch of a new flat-cutting veneer production unit.
The company is now named LAMINAR - Indústria de Madeiras e Derivados, SA. and adopts a new image.
The beginning of the financial and economical crisis that ravaged us and that was felt severely in the construction industry market, the level of sales starts to fall and in an Herculean attempt to keep up the levels of activity and to assure the largest number of jobs possible, a diversification of the activity took place, with the inclusion of our purpose of the residential caravan production strand, which was only possible because the company is inserted in a group that includes Orbitur, a company in the area of tourism and that is devoted to the exploration of campsites.
And it is in this framework still not very favourable that the improvement trend, to the local businesses of construction industry and public works, that we completed the 60 years of activity: working in the edge of effort to keep the desired levels of turnover, to keep the customers satisfied, and to honour commitments with suppliers, with the staff and with other partners. This is a balance that is not easy to achieve, but which, for that reason, defies us and sharpens our determination.
Throughout its more than 60 years of activity, Laminar not only enriched the products range, making them suitable to the demands and contingencies of each moment, but also diversified it, starting to act in markets different from its original plywood market: in 2001 it started to work in the flat-cutting veneer market (which has been discontinued), in 2008 in the pre-manufactured constructions market, destined to outdoor tourism and in 2015 it also decides to invest in the commercialisation of eucalyptus peeled veneer.
To give a more complete answer, aiming to please the different wishes of the customers, LAMINAR, under a request for services, places at the disposal of its customers its productive capacity and know-how in different transformation processes. Thus, it supplies to the market:
Laminar products are designed to provide a better response to their intended purpose: we can, thus, say that for each application there is a right product, even though a product might have more than one application. And because this is a connection that is established in both ways, it is worth to navigate through the framework of the applications to better get to know Laminar products and their features.