de Barqueiros, S.A., is a company that was founded in 1965, with the
purpose to explore and to develop the mineral deposit of china clay
of a sedimentary type, which was discovered in Barqueiros - Portugal.
It began its activity in 1968, with a continued evolution at all levels
- productivity, qualitaty, technology, economically, etc.
In recent years it has made strong investments in the modernisation
of its facilities and diversification of its products, today being
one of the largest companies in its sector in Portugal.
In October 1995, the owners of Barqueiros mines acquired a 2nd china
clay company - Campados - Caulinos do Norte S.A. in Esposende - Portugal
- 15km north, of Barqueiros. This new company was totally remodelled
after the purchase.
This china clay, being primary or residual complements the range of
Minas de Barqueiros S.A. and Campados - Caulinos Of the North, S.A.,
actually possess millions
of tons of reserves of raw material, in china clay, silica sands,
white pebbles for decoration and gravel, all of a high quality. So
the future can be faced with optimism as a new investment programme
for the next few years has already been developed for the company.