Born in the magical years of the sixties, in 1964, there is no other way of describing Cinca than considering it as noble as to say that items are tattooed in its business such as quality, accuracy and professionalism. CINCA - Companhia Industrial Ceramics, SA, company with the headquarters in Fiães, county of Santa Maria da Feira, started its business with the production of porcelain mosaics with measures of 2,5x2,5cm in response to the needs of architects, builders and consumers in Portugal. Step by step the growth was being consolidated until, in the end of the seventies, the dream of internationalization became truth, mainly aiming for countries like France, Germany and Spain. Today, export already covers about 65% of the total production in over 70 countries, because the important thing is never to stop… Quickly we realized the importance of having a range of products able to satisfy the most demanding customers, winning their loyalty by having a global offer. Therefore, between 1987 and 1989, Cinca started a series of strategic acquisitions (CIC, DECOCER and LITOCER) that would allow them, with its five specialized production units to provide a wide range of products. Keramik Holding AG Laufen determined the strategic policy of the company once they became the major shareholder in 1992. They were determinant in the reorganization processes of the commercial and administrative sectors. The merger of the acquired companies, held in August 1995, made it possible to bring together in one society the production of wall and floor tiles, with significant gains through the inherent rationalization of administrative, financial and commercial processes. In 1998 Keramik Holding AG Laufen sold its shares in Cinca to the Italian group, Ceramiche Ricchetti. Strong in the production of wall and floor tiles, Ceramiche Ricchetti works on a global scale and has several production units in Europe. Ricchetti also has a vast international distribution network. The integration of CINCA Ricchetti Group opened new perspectives for the development of their business, allowing them to benefit from the know-how and negotiating power of this great Italian ceramic producer, as well as enjoy its worldwide chain of distribution. Currently with a total of around 600 employees at its service, Cinca has six production units. Two production units of glazed and unglazed porcelain tiles, one unit dedicated to large format porcelain tiles and two of ceramic wall tiles. One of these is equipped with a 3rd firing facility and a rectification process. Cinca has also a factory of extruded tiles. Its current production capacity is around 11.5 million square meters per year, distributed amongst 5,350,000 square meters of glazed and unglazed porcelain tiles, 4,800,000 million square meters of wall tiles and 3rd firing and about 1,350,000 square meters of extruded tiles. With the aim of strengthening their long-term leadership position, Cinca is currently preparing the installation, in the Eco-Business Park Estarreja, a new Integrated Logistics and Production Unit (CINCA Estarreja). This unit, located on a site of around 450,000 square meters, will have a modern warehouse where 26 trucks can load simultaneously, in support of several production lines of wall and floor tiles. The size and quality of the project deserved recognition of his application for Project of National Interest (PIN) by the CAA-PIN (Committee of Evaluation and Monitoring of Projects PIN). The quality of the products has always been the main concern for Cinca. Whatever the purpose of the tiles, they are always made with the finest raw materials purchased from the market leaders.