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Ten generations of pioneering and corporate initiative

The success and prestige achieved by Pinto Basto throughout its history or more than two hundred years have always been based on one key concept: a pioneering spirit. Ever since its establishment, Pinto Basto has always been in the forefront of the major events that shaped the history and development of Portugal.

Guided by ethical and moral values at management level and maintaining its employees fully motivated and subject of continuous training, Pinto Basto has reached an outstanding position in the domestic market both in terms of results, innovating capacity and ability to lead changes in this sector.

As market leader in the domestic market Pinto Basto has accrued responsibilities and believes that it must contribute with its example to help the Portuguese industry to assert itself in the global market, sustaining its long time values as well as the national culture.

Barão de Forrester
Building the future for three centuries

“The Ferreira Pinto Basto are an old and very wealthy family, who “increase and multiply” according to the strictest patriarchal principles, who unite in filial and in brotherly compact, and who form a perfect and beautifully constituted community amongst themselves. They grow their own corn, olives, fruit, hops, and vegetables; rear their own horses, cattle, sheep, and swine; make their own bread, wine, butter, cheese, and oil, and refine their own sugar and spirits; fabricate their own porcelain and glass; tan their own leather; build their own carriages: They are the architects and builders of their own extensive establishments; the contractors of public works, and not frequently of government loans also. From the Minho to the Algarve, they have a cordon of “posadas”, or resting places on the road, on estates of their own, at one day’s journey from each other.”

In, “The Prize Essay on Portugal”,
Baron of Forrester, London, 1853.