Sonae Arauco subscribes first funding linked to sustainability performance


Beeskow industrial unit inaugurates a state-of-the-art PB production line


Green Product Award

Sonae Arauco’s Innovus decorative product range won in the Interior & Lifestyle category. This is one of the most recognised international competitions in sustainable design. With the incorporation of recycled wood as raw material and its high-tech surface, Innovus® solutions combine aesthetic credentials, technical performance and environmental sustainability.


Opening of a new distribution centre for the NEE region


Launch of Innovus® brand in the South African market


Iconic Awards

The Cosmos matte and three-dimensional finish of the Innovus®collection was chosen by the judges of the German Design Council as the winner of the ICONIC AWARDS 2021, in the Innovative Interior category.


German Design Award

The particularly impressive combination with the decorative Feel Light Grey, inspired by textile felt, also won in the Excellent Product Design and Elements category of the German Design Award.


Launch of Sonae Arauco’s pioneer forest R&D project


Valladolid College of Architects distinguishes Sonae Arauco’s building with the DOCOMOMO Award

The Valladolid College of Architects (COAVA) has given the DOCOMOMO plaque to the building of Sonae Arauco’s industrial unit in Valladolid, as a recognition for its patrimonial value.


Sonae Arauco inaugurates a state-of-the-art production line in South Africa


Sonae Arauco joins FSC® International


Best Digital Transformation Enterprise

The Best Digital Transformation Enterprise award, at the European Digital Mindset Awards, distinguished the company for the way it evolved from a traditional business model into a digital one.


High Product Quality Award

3DF -Three Dimensional Fibreboard®awarded the “High Product Quality – intelligent material & design” prize, upon its launch, at Interzum, a prize that given for the innovative, functional and design aspects of the product. 


Strategic partnership with Arauco.


Launch of the new Innovus brand – Sonae Indústria´s decorative products.


Partnership with Tarkett (Germany) – 2005. Purchase of Hornitex (Germany) and Darbo (France) – 2006.


Purchase of Sappi Novobord in South Africa. At the same time, Sonae Indústria began an ambitious diversification programme of its product range and modernisation of its technical assets, making major investments in France, Germany, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, Brazil and Canada.


Purchase of Glunz (Germany) and Isoroy (France).


Purchase of Tafisa

Purchase of Tafisa in Canada, which is today one of the biggest particleboard factories in the world, plus new factories in Brazil (for particleboard and MDF panels) and in South Africa (particleboard).


Sonae Indústria was the leader in the particleboard sector in Portugal and began its process of internationalisation and expansion through the acquisition of a particleboard company in the United Kingdom.


The expansion and diversification of Sonae Indústria began in 1971, upon taking over Novopan, a particleboard factory located near Porto. At the same time, the first melamine coating line in Portugal was installed and production of components for the furniture and interior design industries began.


LAMINITE was launched on the market and is today known worldwide as the Sonae Indústria decorative laminate.


Foundation of Sonae

SONAE was founded in Maia, where it has its head office, with the purpose of producing decorative high pressure laminates.

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