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Portugal 2020

Portugal 2020

ANTARTE – GLOBAL DESIGN – Project to Diversify Antarte's Presence in global markets, with emphasis on the African continent
Investment: 937,950.00 Euros
FEDER contribution – 422,077.50 Euros

Support under the Incentive System:
Main objective: Strengthen the competitiveness of small and medium-sized companies
Intervention Region: North
Beneficiary entity: ROCHA & RAFAEL INTERIORES, S.A.
Approval Date: 02/22/2017
Start Date: 07/01/2016
Completion Date: 28-12-2018


  1. Increase the company's production capacity by expanding the production area, introducing state-of-the-art equipment for machining wood and wood products, new finishing technologies and reorganization of production units, and upholstery production processes, for integration into furniture and for upholstery;
  2. Strengthen and diversify the company's international presence to compensate in foreign markets for the contraction of the domestic market and the Angolan market;
  3. Reduce the company's exposure to the Angolan market, whose currency crisis is causing enormous difficulties in transferring payments for product sales to Portugal;
  4. Develop, through constant benchmarking exercises, a marketing and communication strategy based on the presence of pop-up stores and commercial visits to customers and innovative digital methodologies, adapting the communication model to target markets;
  5. Develop innovative contemporary furniture lines combining curved components and upholstered components;
  6. Develop upholstery lines in response to contemporary decorative trends in which sofas play a central role in the decoration of living areas, whether in domestic or public spaces.


Value of exports in turnover: 66.14%.




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