A. Moreira – Espumas, Lda. was initially an individual company named as “A. Moreira from Alberto Fernandes Tavares Moreira”. It was founded by Alberto Moreira, in 1981, dedicated to the production of polyurethane foams.
In the early times, production was focus in manufacturing rigid polyurethane foam in blocks yhat were subsequently cut into plates according to the customer’s request - used in refrigerated cars and in refrigerated cameras; and in a lesser extent, in manufacturing of moulded foams for furniture and automotive areas. It had a service sector dedicated to the projection of polyurethane foams for thermal and acoustic insulation of buildings. Having survived a fire in 1995, that destroyed more than half of the company’s facilities, it kept the previous areas of operation. On 12/15/2000, a private limited company was created under the name of “A. Moreira – Espumas e Isolamentos, Lda” as a family business, being the management divided by three partners Alberto Moreira, Paula Moreira and Zulmira Moreira.
In 2006, when the construction sector became unstable, the projection was abandoned, forcing a rethinking of the strategy; seeking for new markets and new forms of work. As a consequence, on 26/02/2010, the company was renamed as “A. Moreira- Espumas, Lda”. The biggest feature of this company is its competence to analyze an idea of a client and if possible turns it into something of polyurethane foam, not only due to the Know-How in terms of materials but also due to how it is produced. In all steps of the growing project, the partnership with the Customer / potential Client is extremely important, with information exchange, expectations and approvals. In 01/11/2015, the quality management system was certified by the standard NP EN ISO 9001:2008 with the commitment of all. In 24/05/2017, there was the transition to the normative NP EN ISO 9001:2015.
‘A. MOREIRA – Espumas, Lda. considers Quality, Environment and Safety as another natural step in their capacity and an excellent way to fulfill the requirements of customers, employees and stakeholders. It started the implementation and integration of the Environment and Occupational Health and Safety management systems, based on the references NP EN ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018, with the existing quality management system. One of the first steps to achieve this goal was the change of facilities in order to accomplish the requirements, that took place in June 2018. In 03/10/2018, the partner Zulmira Moreira gave her share to Ana Luísa Moreira.