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Cryptomeria Wood, Basalt & Essential Oils

In 2014, the Marques Group decided to expand its presence to other regions, having for that purpose created an autonomous structure suited for the carrying out of international businesses. This initiative was founded on the intent to promote the utilisation and export of the derived products of the endogenous resources of the Autonomous Region of the Azores, using to that effect the industrial capacity, the logistical means and the management skills that the Group possesses.

Early on, this sector, started to prove to be a winning bet for the Group, as it is notorious for the progression of the sales volume which grew, sustainably, from 0.5 million euros in 2015 to a value close to 1.4 million in 2018 and having already reached, in 2020, the value of approximately 2.2 million euros. Given the annual growth, always in excess of double digits, it is an area where the Marques Group intends to continue investing, capitalising the local product´s transformation into a value-added for exportation.

Main products:

Timber: a considerable quantity of the exports corresponds for now to processed wood in the form of boards and beams of the dominant species in the regional forest (Cryptomeria Japonica), having the North American and European continents as main markets.

Stone: aggregates of basalt, basalt slabs, black and red lapilli, pyroclasts, among others.

Others: fish, fresh food products (tropical vegetables and fruits), various plants and algae, as well as essential oils extracted therefrom, intended for the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries.

jm@msourcing.org

+351 917 268 238

jm@msourcing.org

+351 917 268 238

jm@msourcing.org

+351 917 268 238

jm@msourcing.org

+351 917 268 238