ABOUT
SALMON

Salmon is one of Portugal’s key suppliers of raw materials for industry.

Salmon was founded in 1944, and we’ve been serving Portuguese industry since then. We are still a family business, and one of the last totally independent distributors of our size.

Salmon today is not the same as it was 70 years ago, or even 5 years ago. Times have changed, industries have evolved, and the country has undergone profound transformation. And for Salmon to remain relevant, we have had to change with the country, the industry and the clients. Our product range, our team and our tools and methods are shaped to meet the market needs of today.

However, in some ways we haven’t changed. We remain a solid and loyal partner to clients, suppliers and principals. We have always approached the market with ambition, but also with a sense of responsibility and reliability. That is why our relationships last so long, in some cases over decades and generations. It is also why we’ve always been financially solid, meeting our obligations diligently and investing in our own development when necessary.

Salmon today is an active player in over 15 industrial sectors. We operate two Joint-Ventures with multinational partners, including one in manufacturing. We provide administrative, financial and logistics services to partners who require it. We were one of the first companies of our size to be ISO certified. We have a modern warehouse with 6000 m² of covered area, which can work with materials as diverse as mineral fillers and pharmaceutical products. When a new technology is seen to be beneficial to our business, we are early adopters. We have a dynamic and ambitious team that complements responsible commercial management with openness to new opportunities.

Salmon has been growing steadily and robustly, which is a testament to our team, our relationships and our vision for growth.

Salmon is a Portuguese distributor, for the Portuguese market. At a time when many other distributors diversify into international markets, we remain a decidedly Portuguese company, specialists in our market. We take pride in this, as our mission is to serve the Portuguese people, industry and economy.

If you share our ambition, we look forward to working with you!

QUALITY

Salmon’s mission is to identify and satisfy the needs of all our partners, providing excellence in products and services. To achieve this, we developed and continuously implement a rigorous Quality Policy that builds on the following principles:

  • Client satisfaction
  • Supplier satisfaction
  • Employee satisfaction
  • Shareholder satisfaction
  • Community satisfaction
  • Continuous improvement

In this context, Salmon has been a pioneer in its sector in adhering to best international practices, and has adopted the internationally recognized standard for its processes and activities. We are currently certified under ISO 9001:2008, and are already planning for certification under ISO 9001:2015.