Ribadao Wood Flooring
1976 Ribadao was established
With the sense of entrepreneurship that characterizes the Tavares family, Ribadao began with its core business of wood trading and sawmilling and grew rapidly in the wood business sector. This lead to the establishment of a national network of distributors, that supported the further development of Ribamondego, Ribaliz, Ribalva or Ribacentro.
1997 Industrial facility at D.R. Congo
Expanding global operations, Ribadao established Ribacongo SPRL, based in Kinshasa, D.R. of Congo, to oversee and manage access to about 800,000 h forest. This provided an avenue to unusual and unique timber species such as wenge, iroko and sapelli, and simplified the process of supplying raw materials from the African continent to its manufacturing facilities in Santa Comba Dao.
1998 Ribadao’s Distribution Center in Madeira Island
Continuing its strategy of extending the national commercial network, Ribadao established a distribution center in Madeira Island in order to satisfy the business needs of their local customers.
2003 Company Certification by Quality Standard ISO 9001:2000
Aiming for excellence, continuous improvement and the ability to exceed its customers’ expectations, Ribadao embraced global quality standards designed to optimize results through an intelligent organization and find competitive advantages in an efficient manner.
2004 Ribadao’s Expansion of its Industrial Facilities
Responding to the growing needs of domestic and international markets, Ribadão expands its manufacturing facilities in Santa Comba Dao.
2008 Ribadao’s Distribution Center in Lisbon
Ribadão extends its distribution center network to Lisbon trying to reach an important group of businesses in Portugal and adapt to the needs of its customers.
2008 Ribadao’s Expansion of its Production Facilities
With a clear focus on the diversification of its products and to respond to the needs of international markets, Ribadao invested in a new finishing line for wood flooring, expanding the covered manufacturing area to 160,000 square feet.
2009 Ribadao’s new brand “Exotic Skins – Natural Wood Flooring”
Embarking on a company brand strategy, Ribadao creates a unique collection of exotic flooring from South America and Africa. This consolidation of marketing strategy allowed for the development of high-quality product lines for sale at both at a national and international level.
2010 Ribadão Lumber & Flooring, LLC USA
Pursuing its strategy of internationalization, Ribadao establishes its US headquarters in Miami, Florida to meet and more effectively develop the North American market.
2010 New collection of “Exotic Skins” hand scraped flooring
Ribadao increases its offering in the Exotic Skins collection with the addition of “Hand Scraped Exotic Skins”. The surface is scraped manually before a controlled industrial finish is applied.
2011 New Collection of “Engineered Exotic Skins” by Ribadao
Ribadao expands its exotic offering by adding a new collection of engineered products, proving once again Ribadao’s commitment towards exotic woods.
2013 Ribadao Launches its Wall Covering Collection
Ribadao expands its brand and product offering by releasing a new assortment of exotic wood “Wall Coverings”
2013 Distribution Centers Ribadao Lumber & Flooring, LLC in the U.S.
Ribadao Lumber announces its opening of distribution centers in Miami Florida, Newark, NJ.
2013 New Architectural & Designer collections create RIBADAO DESIGN
Exclusively dedicated to the latest trends and demands of the A&D market, Ribadao Design was formed to promote ecological products and sustainable liveliness at the source. Ribadao Design is made up of the Stravaganza, and Rio Collections.