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BARBOT is one of the major Portuguese paint companies, producing 15000 tonnes/year, with a turnover of about 25 million Euro. Since its foundation, in 1920, BARBOT always guided its activity by the same principles: constant innovation and superior quality to achieve the effective satisfaction of clients’ demands.

For more than seven decades, all the productive process have benefited from permanent investment policies, in such a way to fulfil economic goals and respond to market evolution. In 1982, all the installations were transferred from Oporto to Vila Nova de Gaia, taking into account the predicted expansion needs. And the expansion happened: in the next year - the covered area doubled (5000 square meters) and in 1990 another warehouse was built in order to increase the production area. In 1992 a 900 square meter new building was inaugurated, where  water based paint manufacturing equipment with advanced technology was installed.

The access to very specialised know how for specific market segments led to the association in 1989 with V33, the international market leader for wood paints in the "do it yourself" segment.

In 1992 an automatic tinting and paint production system, "Barbomix"   was implemented.for use by clients,

BARBOT has been  ISO 9002 accredited since 1994, and achieved ISO 9001 in October 2000.