Gradirripas, Lda. is a family company, property of the Violante’s family, with its origins from Pernes, Santarém, well located in the country center. The actual owners are the fifth generation of a family traditionally linked to producing wooden goods, with a total of over two centuries of experience in this sector. A know-how that remotes to XIX century, when Manuel dos Santos Violante worked the wood like a real art.
The company Gradirripas – Artigos em madeira Lda., was created in 2006 and produces, mainly, wooden boxes for wine and gourmet goods, as well as kitchenware and small furniture.
The wood used in the production of goods is mainly originated from pine forests in Portugal’s center region and is obtained from suppliers that assure the forest sustainability. New trees are planted in substitution for those cut down for this industry.
Gradirripas only obtains its wood from legalized suppliers, subjected to periodical inspections regarding its origin and wood nematode. The wood is dried in a kiln, where it stays long enough to assure a quality product, eliminating excessive moisture and the nematode virus. The wood used in Gradirripas is certified through a phytosanitary seal, which is part of every raw material obtained.
Gradirripas has currently 10 experienced employees, specialized in all the different stages of the art of working wood. The final product’s quality is recognized in the national and international markets. A considerable share of Gradirripas’ production is exported, mainly to United Kingdom, USA and Holland.
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