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MA Salgueiro was founded on December 20, 1974 by the CEO Manuel Alves Salgueiro.

However, the business dates back to 1954 Mr. Salgueiro started the trade of raw materials (wool, cottons, jute).

In 1985, Manuel Silva Salgueiro, son of the founder, took the leadership of the company, enabling Portuguese consumers the access to the most beautiful and authentic oriental rugs.

Today, with over 120 specialized employees, the company MA Salgueiro is a national reference in the Interior Design branch.

Based in Espinho, the company’s facilities covering an area of 12,000m2, in which 1,200m2 are dedicated to a show-room exclusively for business customers.


In 2006, as a result of our commitment to the development of new improvement processes, MA Salgueiro was recognized by receiving the Certification of Quality Management System, which continuing our Quality Policy, was  held in 2009, the transition to the new reference standard NP EN ISO 9001:2008


Decad of 50

Manuel Alves Salgueiro starts the activity in individual name, in the trade of raw materials, such as wool,cotton and jute.


Formally constituted the firm Manuel Alves Salgueiro & Cª, Lda.

Main activity: Wholesale in textiles, including Rugs and Decoration acessorize.


MA Salgueiro begins to sale Oriental Rugs.


MA Salgueiro exhibition of oriental rugs at Casino da Póvoa.

Decad of 90

1st Participation in the international fair of Valência (Spain).

MA Salgueiro begins it's international experience.


Deployment of the company in current facilities.


Release Gabeh rugs, produced by nomadic tribes of Iran and the most prized by national and international collectors.


Participation in the exhibition at the Centro Cultural de Belém - "The most beautiful tapestries in the world".

Launch of the 1st catalogue of tapestries, MA Salgueiro was the 1st company in this industry to take this step.


Beginning of express delivery, with deliveries of orders within 24 hours.


Creation of the I&D department - responsible for their own collections and beginning of the production of Taylor-made tapestries.


Creation of the current Showroom.


Establishment of the Call Center.

MA Salgueiro begins to sale skins.

1st Participation in the largest international trade fair for carpets - Domotex.


1st Participation at Meuble Paris in January 2008.


1st Participation in international fair Maison&Objet_Setember Edition (Paris).


Site online.


MA Salgueiro begins to sale the Wall to Wall collection


With the goal of succeeding in new markets, MA Salgueiro participated in the internacional exhibition Intergift_ Edição Setembro (Madrid)


Aiming to expand in the Spanish market, M A Salgueiro participated for the first time in the trade show Feira del Mueble de Zaragoza - (Edition 23-26 de January)


In pursuit of the goal set for 2017 of developing  the French market , M. A. Salgueiro will be exhibiting for the first time at EspritMeuble in Paris, from the 2nd to the 5th December.


1st Participation in international fair  Meubelbeurs Brussel for  Benelux market development


1st participation in the international fair Imm Cologne with the goal to achieve Germany market.


1st participation in the international fair Home Decor - Poznan (Poland) with the goal to achieve new markets.

Since the beginning MASalgueiro that have been associated with local institutions and national non-profit develop a social work of merit.



Between 2002 and 2005, offered four annual scholarships to students of secondary schools in Espinho.


In 2006, it offered all the carpets collected in a campaign to Resume Rugs Charity to organization SOS Villages.


In 2009, the company has already sold rugs soliciting donations for operations of the Portuguese League Against Cancer, the Espinhenses Volunteer Firefighters and Swimming Section of Sporting Club Espinho, and offered additional material to sport the Sporting Club Reboleira.

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