The Portuguese Cork Association (APCOR) was created to represent and promote the Portuguese Cork Industry. It is an employers’ association, of national scope, founded in 1956 and based in the north of Portugal, in Santa Maria de Lamas, a town just over half an hour from Oporto, the second largest city in the country. All the companies that operate in the fields of production, commerce or export of cork products can join the association.
Mission: APCOR’s mission is to promote and develop cork as a raw material of excellence, as well as all cork-based products and derivatives.
Activities: To successfully fulfil our mission, every year we undertake actions to promote and develop cork through various initiatives of both national and international scope: campaigns, programmes, seminars, workshops, events, etc. In addition, APCOR produces and provides a range of documents and has an extensive collection of resources on cork and the cork industry. Namely: Legislation relevant to the Sector Statistics Press Information “Notícias APCOR”, the Association’s newspaper The sites www.apcor.pt and www.realcork.org Information on a variety of media available for consultation in our library Brochures (on Products, APCOR, Wine, Cork and others), CD-ROMs and videos Clipping service on everything related to cork A weekly column published in the Diário Económico on the cork sector.