ABOUT US

SICOR is a multinational company specialized in the production of cordage and netting for different sectors of activity. It was founded in 1947 in Portugal, more specifically in Cortegaça (Ovar), becoming the first mechanical factory in the Aveiro District regarding the cordage sector. It only started working in 1952 and, at that time, its products were manufactured exclusively from natural fibers.

Currently, in addition to sisal, SICOR also produces from synthetic raw materials and offers a wide range of products including ropes, horticultural and baler twines, fishing nets and technical weavings.

SICOR is a company oriented towards international markets that exports, directly or indirectly, almost all of its production and segments its commercial activity into five business areas:

  • Crop Baling
  • Horticulture
  • Fishing & Marine
  • Professional
  • Sports and Safety Nets

Nowadays, SICOR Group has four branch offices in addition to the parent company. Two in Portugal (SICORLIS and SICORNETE), one in the United Kingdom (SICOR International) and one in Brazil (SICOR Brasil). We are increasingly committed to social responsibility and environmental sustainability policies, through strong investment in the development of environmentally friendly products that aim to reduce our ecological footprint.

With nearly 75 years of experience and know-how, SICOR Group exports to more than 50 countries, with Central Europe and North America as its main markets, both very demanding and highly competitive.

 
MISSION

Add value to our products worldwide in a competitive, differentiated and innovative manner. We tie worldwide!

VISION

As a company built on its history, business ethics and high quality products, SICOR aims to become the Portuguese world leader cordage company, achieving excellence in terms of quality, service and, above all, research and development of new products. Our aim is to contribute to the sustainable growth of our stakeholders.

VALUES

In order to maintain its identity, SICOR is governed by certain principles the company considers to be vital for performing its activity:

  • Closer relationships with Clients and Markets
  • Discipline
  • Rigor
  • Expertise
  • Social and environmental responsibility
  • Valuing people
  • Team spirit 
QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

The SICOR's Quality Management System is certified since 1999 by APCER (a IQNET partner) through the standard ISO 9001:2015.

CO-FINANCED PROJECTS
90% of Sicor's production is exported
90%
17% of SICOR and SICORNETE's annual needs are covered by renewable energies (UPAC)
17%
30% of the products sold by SICOR Group are biodegradable
30%
50% of SICOR's employees are women, promoting gender equality
50%

Our History

Our evolution

1947

SICOR is founded

SICOR is founded

The company is founded in Cortegaça and specializes in the production of ropes and nets for commerce, industry, agriculture and fishing.

1952

SICOR starts its labor

SICOR starts its labor

The company becomes the first mechanical factory in the District of Aveiro for the cordage sector.

1965

SICOR diversifies its production

SICOR diversifies its production

The company starts production with synthetic fibers, maintaining production with natural fibers.

1990

SICORNETE is founded

SICORNETE is founded

Is founded the production unit destined for the production of nets.

1993

SICORNETE builds its facilities

SICORNETE builds its facilities

The production unit builds its facilities in São Pedro do Sul.

1994

SICOR INTERNATIONAL is installed

SICOR INTERNATIONAL is installed

The company is based in Aberdeen and specializes in supplying Scotland's large fishing industry and offshore markets.

SICORLIS starts its activity

SICORLIS starts its activity

The company, which distributes SICOR Group products in Portugal, begins its activity with the opening of two stores, one in Lisbon and the other in Gafanha da Nazaré, in Aveiro.

SICORNETE starts working at the new industrial unit

SICORNETE starts working at the new industrial unit

The production unit starts laboring in São Pedro do Sul.

1997

SICOR INTERNATIONAL opens a warehouse in England

SICOR INTERNATIONAL opens a warehouse in England

The company opens a warehouse with the aim of expanding the distribution of products manufactured in Portugal.

1998

SICORNETE increases its production area

SICORNETE increases its production area

The increase in the productive area of the production unit was influenced by the orientation towards the external market and by its sustainable growth.

1999

SICOR's Quality Management System is certified

SICOR's Quality Management System is certified

SICOR's Quality Management System is certified by APCER (an IQNET partner) through the ISO 9001:2015 standard.

2010

SICOR BRASIL is founded

SICOR BRASIL is founded

Is founded theproduction unit destined for the production of sisal twine.

2016

Sicor's Quality Management System certification is renewed

Sicor's Quality Management System certification is renewed

SICOR's Quality Management System certification is renewed by APCER (an IQNET partner), fulfilling the requirements of the International Standard: ISO 9001:2008.

2018

Remodeling of SICOR's infrastructures 

Remodeling of SICOR's infrastructures