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A doorway to finding out more about the World of Cork | APCOR is the employers’ association of 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.

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