The Amorim Group is one of the largest, most entrepreneurial and dynamic multinationals of Portuguese origin. Its origins were in the cork business, back in 1870 and today it is the world leader in the sector.
Guided by a vision of sustained growth, under the leadership of the entrepreneur Américo Amorim since 1952, the Group has engaged in the diversification of its business in sectors and geographical areas with high growth potential. In the 1960s, the process to vertically integrate the cork business and internationalise activities began.
Observing the maxim «not just one market, not just one client, not just one currency, not just one product», the Amorim Group overcame geographical borders and constraints which were risky at the time, and presented cork to the world, making its mark in sectors such as real estate, finance, telecommunications and tourism.
Maintaining the family hallmark, the Amorim Group currently boasts a consolidated position in dozens of companies throughout the five continents and in a wide range of economic areas. From cork, through Corticeira Amorim, to textiles, through the centenary Gierlings Velpor - specialised in velvet and technical textiles -, to wine production and wine tourism.