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Facts

1940    
Creation of family workshop

1945
Foundation of the company in Ribafria

1950     
Study and development of the logo and registration of the brand ICEL

1966     
Move of the facilities to Benedita

1972     
The first exports are made

1973     
Develops new product concepts and registers Zanger-ICEL brand

1976     
Acquirement of the first automatic grinding machines

1989     
Introduction of the first computer system of Integrated Management

1990   
Enlargement and improvement of the facilities on the Administrative and Social areas

1993     
First attribution of the Prize SME Prestige

1994     
Receives honourable mention by Portuguese Centre of Design

1995   
Certification of the products by National Sanitary Foundation in USA

1997     
Increase of the capital stock and alteration of the company statues to Corporate Company

1998     
Certification of the Quality System, according to the Standard ISO 9002 by APCER

1998     
Development of first knife series with stainless steel handle

1999     
Receives Design Award of Product by Portuguese Centre of Design

1999     
Prize SME Prestige

2000   
Prize SME Prestige

2001   
Introduction of the non-slippery material – Proflex – on knife handles for professionals

2001
Registration of the brand name - Proflex

2001
Prize SME Prestige

2003
Certification of the Management System, according to Standard ISO 9001 as well as Environment Management by Standard 14001 by APCER

2005
Introduction of the robotic in the manufacturing process

2007
Join the program "Compro o que é nosso"

2008
Introduction of the antimicrobial protection - Microban - on Proflex knife handles