Sonae – Indústria de Revestimentos, S.A. (SIR) is a company based in Maia (Portugal) totally owned by Sonae Indústria, SGPS, S.A.
In May 2016, Sonae Indústria SGPS entered into a partnership 50/50 with Inversiones Arauco Internacional, Limitada, a company belonging to Arauco Group (Chile). This partnership (Sonae Arauco) involved the European and South African wood based panels and related operations, namely all its production facilities of wood based panels, chemicals and paper impregnation but excluded Sonae Indústria´s operations in North America and the laminates and components business which continued to be fully owned by Sonae Indústria, SGPS, S.A. (like SIR).
Sonae Indústria Group currently operates 17 plants located in 5 countries (Portugal, Spain, Germany, Canada and South Africa) – 4 are fully owned by Sonae Indústria SGPS, S.A. and the remaining 13 are part of Sonae Arauco partnership.
SIR is dedicated to the production of decorative laminates of high pressure (HPL) and compacts. The company operates in the wood derivatives sector and its main activity is the sale of domestic production laminates.
SIR has focused on research and development (R&D) as a way of sustaining its leading position in the market for HPL. In that sense, the company has been involved in R&D projects aiming to introduce new products in the market.
Emília Margarida Nogueira