The Company

Campotec is based on the west coast of Portugal, roughly 8 km from Torres Vedras, on the Casalinhos da Alfaiata industrial estate, Silveira.

The company was formed in 1994 and recognised as an Association of Fruit and Vegetable Growers in 1995 and 1997, in line with the legislation at the time.

Campotec buys and sells fruit (pomoideae and prunoideae), potatoes and pre-packaged agricultural produce (4th generation preservation methods). From its inception, the company's main objective has been the highest quality production, backed up by a comprehensive knowledge of the very latest production techniques, collected and researched by our permanent technical section.

The company occupies a 20,000m2 site, of which roughly 10,000m2 is covered. In these buildings we preserve and pack potatoes, apples, pears and legumes, as well as other products. We also have a second site a kilometre away, with a covered area of 3,000 m2, exclusively used for Rocha pears.

Refrigeration capacity is roughly 7,500 tons, 2,500 tons of which are controlled environment. An industrial unit equipped for advanced preservation methods occupies more than 1,200 m2 of the built area.

There are currently 800 shareholders, more than 150 employees and 14 high level technicians. In 2011, we sold roughly 26,000 tons of agricultural products, with a total value of 19 million euros.

STRUCTURE AND COMPETITIVE PROFILE OF THE CAMPOTEC GROUP 

In 2008, the management of the CAMPOTEC SA group decided to embark on an ambitious restructuring project, with new competences being assigned to different specialised companies across the value chain. This created a distinctive organisational model of company activities and gave us access to new methods. We use these to achieve our six fundamental developmental strategic objectives:

  • 1. R & D and innovation in products, processes, organisation, marketing and sales;
  • 2. Diversification of distribution channels, reducing their vulnerability to the superior negotiating power of the larger distribution chains, which are increasingly more concentrated;
  • 3. Internationalisation, reinforcing the company's already privileged position in France and Brazil;
  • 4. Optimisation of production layouts, processes and technologies, so as to promote sustainable growth in efficiency and productivity;
  • 5. Functional specialisation within the group, allied with the rationalisation and sharing of resources in potentially transversal activities (management, R & D, cold storage, etc.);
  • 6. Reinforcement of management and financial capabilities, rebalancing and diversifying the financial structure and thus establishing effective partnerships, in the medium and long-term, with trusted investment institutions, with guaranteed mutual funds and risk capital.