History

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HISTORY


1976

Constitution of Grupel as an organized company on 7th January, by Mr. José Reis da Conceição de Oliveira Melo and his wife Maria de Fátima Gregorio Melo.

 Um dos primeiros geradores elétricos produzidos pela Grupel.

One of the first generators produced by Grupel.

1980

Grupel acquired its first manufacturing facilities.

Grupel adquiriu as suas primeiras instalações fabris.
1990

Modernization of the manufacturing facilities and installing of a testing laboratory.

2006

Acquisition by the company Telcabo of the full share previously owned by the company TVE.

2008

Acquisition by the company Omnimetal of the full share previously owned by the company Telcabo.

2009
2010

Cymasa- Groups eletrógenos SL. a spanish company leader in the manufacturing of large power generators is acquired by Grupel.

2011

Transformation of Grupel from a limited responsibility company to an “S.A.”.

With the group corporate restructuring, Omnisantos, SGPS, SA became the totalitarian shareholder where Eng. Marco Santos assumes the CEO role. In the same date, an injection of share capital was made, increasing from € 498,800 to € 1,080,000 in order to meet the company’s investment needs, and strengthening its capital structure. At the same time, the export market sales represented more than 50% of the company’s total turnover.
2012

Restructuring of the commercial department.

Entrance of a new dynamic and experienced team and the adoption of new strategies for international markets.
2013

Changing Industrial Facilities

Grupel starts the construction of a new plant with 6,000 m2 manufacturing area and 1,000 m2 of offices, located in Vagos Industrial Zone very near a major highroad, to respond to the company’s growth thereby increasing its production capacity to 5000 annual groups.

 

Internationalization to Angola

Grupel Angola starts its internationalization process, aiming to establish itself as one of the leading companies in the field of generators in Africa.

2015

Grupel Engineering by Cymasa

FFollowing the reorganization of the entire Group, in January 2015, Cymasa and Grupel brands are merged into a new brand - GRUPEL ENGINEERING BY CYMASA. To Grupel's standard solutions with great competitiveness, the know-how and the strength of CYMASA's engineering are joined. This new brand is implemented in the Spanish and Latin American markets, and in Spain the direct commercial network and local agents in all provinces are maintained.
2018

Grupel wins Five Star Award for the first time.

2020

Grupel renews PME Líder distinction.

2021
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