HERCULANO Alfaias Agrícolas, SA

HERCULANO ALFAIAS AGRÍCOLAS, S.A., is located in one of the most important industrial areas in the Northern part of the country, approximately 40 Km south of Porto (Oliveira de Azeméis) and was established on January 23, 1969 by the Lopes family. However, HERCULANO origins date back to early 20th century when small agricultural implements began to be manufactured in a small workshop. The workshop developed to meet market demands and the modernization of agriculture until 1969 when the first agricultural trailer, still one of its main products, was manufactured. Within this strong growth climate, the first export is carried out in 1982 and in 1986 HERCULANO is officially recognised as Portugal’s leader in the production and sale of agricultural trailer equipment and this leadership continues today.

Company details

Rua da Indústria - Loureiro , Oliveira de Azeméis , 3720-051 Portugal

Locations Served

Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Agriculture - Crop Cultivation
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)

HERCULANO ALFAIAS AGRÍCOLAS, S.A., is located in one of the most important industrial areas in the Northern part of the country, approximately 40 Km south of Porto (Oliveira de Azeméis) and was established on January 23, 1969 by the Lopes family.

However, HERCULANO origins date back to early 20th century when small agricultural implements began to be manufactured in a small workshop. The workshop developed to meet market demands and the modernization of agriculture until 1969 when the first agricultural trailer, still one of its main products, was manufactured.

Within this strong growth climate, the first export is carried out in 1982 and in 1986 HERCULANO is officially recognised as Portugal’s leader in the production and sale of agricultural trailer equipment and this leadership continues today.

Originally established as a Private Limited Company, it became a Joint Stock Company in 1992. In May 1997 HERCULANO was purchased by Ferpinta Group. The “FERPINTA S.G.P.S. S.A.” Holding Group acquired 80% of the company’s equity.

With a vast experience in the production and sale of steel and metal-sheet tubs in various formats, the Ferpinta Group brought a new dynamic to HERCULANO not only in financial terms but also from a strategic point of view. The company became known by its professionalism, product quality, service and constant innovation.

In December 2005, continuing to the consolidation of the company and to its project of expansion, “FERPINTA S.G.P.S., S.A.” and the Teixeira Family (owners of the Ferpinta Group) detained 100% of the company’s equity having increased it simultaneously by 2.5 million euros, therefore increasing the company’s equity to 3,100.000.00 euros.

Founded based on the synergies of the other companies of the Ferpinta Group, HERCULANO has expanded its activity in countries like France, Spain and Angola, which currently are the group’s main export markets.

This development allowed HERCULANO to maintain its recognition as European Market leader in the production of agricultural trailers since 1986.

HERCULANO is currently one of the largest Iberian manufacturers of agricultural material with a total area of 48,000 m2 (28,000 m2 of covered surface), employing more than 210 workers and with an annual turnover of 14,000.000.00 euros.

To manufacture and sell Farm, Forestry and Livestock equipment aiming to maintain the Iberian leadership and becoming a manufacturer with a global positioning.