Who we are

Founded in 1994, in Paços de Ferreira, by José Luís Gonçalves, the company was designated as: José Luís - Madeiras, Lda, having been quickly stated in the processing and marketing of Timber market

Our Story

Founded in 1994, in Paços de Ferreira, by José Luís Gonçalves, the company was designated as: José Luís – Madeiras, Lda, having been quickly stated in the processing and marketing of Timber market. The José Luís Madeiras, 100% Portuguese company, expert in the processing and marketing of wood for the furniture industry, carpentry, construction, interior design and other market niches which also consume this noble raw material.

José Luís Madeiras, family business, has been restructured and successfully implemented business succession process, being held in whole and led by Filipe Gonçalves, son of the founder.

With the strategic venture on specialisation in the segment of dried wood, José Luís Madeiras annually produces about 12,000m3, and processes the artificial drying of 2.500m3 in company owned greenhouses. Combining this ability with the modern road access, our customers have a fast and effective delivery of high quality at competitive prices.

With a total area of more than 22.000m2, being 4,500m2 covered area, allows us to welcome the best selected raw materials in the most different thicknesses, and maintain the wood always properly dry.

José Luís Madeiras directly and carefully chooses from the forest, based on high quality criteria and social responsibility, the timber that is sold, since cherry wood, french oak, ash wood, brown wood, linden wood, beech wood, Alder wood, sicómero wood, tulip tree wood and birch wood.

With a staff of highly motivated and skilled professionals, strengthened by modern technologies, management and pro-active leadership, the company has registered a constant evolution and efficiency in providing the best service to our customers.

Therefore it naturally originates quality certification according to ISO 9001:2008, completed in October 2011. And since November 2013 PEFC.

Since 2010, the company is distinguished by IAPMEI with the PME Leader status.

The success achieved is not only ours but it also belongs to all those who have shared this path: our customers and partners.

With more than two decades of experience in the market place, José Luís Madeiras is leader in the Excellence in Timber.

OUR SERVICES

CUTTING SERVICES

With top of the range machinery and equipment, the company guarantees the sawing of logs and the cutting of wood to meet the needs of the customer.

DRYING

With 140 m2 of greenhouses the company guarantees the drying of 2500 m3 of wood in simultaneous, keeping the intrinsic quality of wood.

STORAGE

Management of stocks has a computerised database with optical reading program ("Bar Code") developed specifically for the José Luís Madeiras. The 2 warehouses of 6500 m2 are equipped with wi-fi.

DISTRIBUTION

José Luis Madeiras has its own truck fleet for fast, efficient delivery of timber in Portugal and abroad. The company also holds agreements with carriers, allowing a broad coverage of the network in the national and international distribution.