APCOR was created to promote and value cork as a raw material of excellence, and its products. It work to represent and promote the Portuguese cork industry worldwide. It is the driving force of an industry of the future that is based on tradition, innovation and sustainability, and we will continue to stimulate the search for new applications, new processes and new products in a sector that is proud to be a world leader, and that brings new surprises every day
Year of fundation
Associated Companies
80 %
National Production
85 %
Cork exportations

APCOR is the business association for the cork sector that represents, promotes, divulges and carries out research in the Portuguese cork industry. It was created in 1956 and is based in Santa Maria de Lamas, in the council of Santa Maria da Feira, at the heart of the cork industry, around 30 kilometres from Porto, Portugal’s second largest city. Membership of the association is open to all companies operating in the fields of production, marketing or export of cork products.

APCOR’s quality policy is based on the satisfaction of its members, through meeting objectives, and the involvement and motivation of the operational team and strategic partners, in a spirit of innovation and continual improvement of the organization.

To promote and add value to cork, as a raw material of excellence, and the products made from it, establishing the conditions necessary for the development of its member companies.
Excellence in exceeding expectations, through rigour, efficiency, enthusiasm, and innovation; Cooperation and independence, encouraging the search for active participation of its members on behalf of the interests and development of the cork industry.
Our history
Social Bodies

Amorim Florestal, S.A. (Paulo Américo Henriques de Oliveira)

Chairman of the Portuguese Cork Association – elected on 8th July 2021  

Paulo Américo Henriques de Oliveira is graduated in economics (from Faculdade de Economia do Porto).  

He has developed his whole professional activity at the Corticeira Amorim Group since 1991. Until 2001, he held financial responsibilities in several companies of the universe of Corticeira Amorim. 

On that year (2001) he accepted the role of CEO of the Cork Composite Business Unit, and until 2015 he cumulated the functions of Director in several companies of the universe AMORIM.  

He is currently CEO of the Unit Amorim Florestal,S.A.

Jorge Pinto de Sá, Lda. (Jorge Mendes Pinto de Sá) 

Lafitte Cork Portugal, S.A. (José Manuel Nunes Pinto)

Amorim Cork Insulation, S.A.  (Carlos Manuel de Oliveira e Silva) 

3DC-Intelligent Nature, Lda. (Sara Matos Nunes)

Sá&Irmão, S.A. (Manuel Sá Azevedo)

Waldemar Fernandes da Silva, S.A. (Fátima Silva França)

Dimas & Silva, Lda. (Nuno Manuel Coelho de Oliveira Alves)

JA Rolhas e Cápsulas, Lda. (Jorge Amaral) 

Granorte, Revestimentos de Cortiça, Lda. (José Francisco Marques Pedroso) 

Amorim Cork, S.A. (José Manuel Ferreira Rios) 

António Almeida Cortiças, S.A. (José Carlos Faria)

António Norton de Melo, Lda.  (Isabel Coelho Melo) 

Manuel Alves da Silva, S.A. (Miguel Rodrigues Cardozo)

Corticeira Ataíde, Lda.  (Maria João Ataíde Pereira) 

C.R. Cork, Unipessoal, Lda.  (Rui José Soares de Almeida) 

Manuel Domingos Apura & Filhos, Lda.  (António G. Apura) 

Henri & Filhos, S.A.  (Filipe Bourrassé)