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History

MIB started its activities in 1993. Its main purpose was to supply the embroiders market.

The company origins are linked to the vision of the enterpriser and its founder Luis Abreu. His long experience in this sector made him be aware of the lack of offers in a recent market such as Portugal. There was a strong demand of machines, but a poor answer to it.

MIB proposed some new offers:

  • Commerce and distribution of embroidery machines and consumables for the embroidery industry;
  • Software for embroidery industry;
  • Fast, efficient and personalized assistance.

MIB was the first company in this business area dedicated exclusively to the commerce of 1 to 30 heads embroidery machines, software and consumables for embroidery industry.

Dates

1993

Starting date with only 5 persons in Centro Comercial do Barreiro – V.N. de Famalicão.

1996

Changing of premises to Devesa Alta – Cabeçudos – V.N. de Famalicão, already with 8 persons.

1997

Introduces in the market the laser cutter machines, the hot-fix transfer automatic and manual machines. Opens the Lisbon Branch with the aim of creating a better assistance service in the south area. The number of persons increased to 11.

1999

Reaches the leading of the market, mainly in laser cutter machines.

2000

Buys a new pavilion next to the head office to increase the storage capacity and the technical sector in the North of Portugal.

2002

Creates an autonomous structure to the technical assistance – BARUMIB.

2003

Starts a new stage in the management system, establishing an “objectives management system” involving all the collaborators in 2006.

2005

Closes the Lisbon branch, satisfying the customers from the north headquartes.

2006

Starts the implementation of quality certification ISO 9001:2000.

It was and it is this way that MIB makes the difference in the market, by giving a credibility and competence image.


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