Founded in 1973, A Company That Focused On Equipment For Civil Construction and Public Works

  • 1973

    Company Foundation

    Start of operation in Portugal with the Constitution of Centrocar - Center of Mechanical Equipment for trade and technical assistance of heavy and light vehicles and used industrial machines.

  • 1997

    Partnership with Daewoo

    Start of distribution in Portugal (Alverca) of construction and public works machinery and equipment of a world-renowned brand: Daewoo

  • 1999

    North branch opening

    A ceremony held in 1999, among others, by the ambassador of the Republic of Korea and the representatives of the brands distributed by Centrocar. The Vila de Conde facilities were created with the objective of "creating the right conditions for better and more efficient customer service in the Northern Region.

  • 2000

    Spanish market growth

    Centrocar becomes the exclusive distributor of the Daewoo brand in the Iberian Peninsula, with the entry into the Spanish market, thus beginning its growth and internationalization process.

  • 2003

    Opening Branch in Madrid

    Opening of the branch in Madrid to sell machinery, parts and services for Public Works, Civil Construction, Extractive Industry, Forests and Recycling. Start of representation of Soosan Hydraulic Hammers and demolition material in Portugal.

  • 2005

    Daewoo changes to Doosan

    The Daewoo Construction Equipment brand changes its name to Doosan after the acquisition of Daewoo Heavy Industries and Machinery by Doosan, the ninth largest Korea's economic group. Centrocar integrates this evolution and currently ensures the representation of the Doosan brand in Portugal, Spain, Angola and Mozambique.

  • 2007

    Iberian Development

    The company takes some more important steps to make its statement in the context national, Iberian and international: Inaugurates new facilities in Northern Portugal, in Lavra; goes into direct sale in the Spanish provinces of Madrid, Cuenca, Ciudad Real, Toledo and Guadalajara; begins the process of internationalization for Africa with the entry into the Angolan market and opening of facilities in Viana (Luanda).

  • 2008

    Market entry to Angola

    Entry into direct sale in the provinces of Cantabria, Asturias and Burgos. Wake up distributor of Doosan forklift trucks to the Angolan market. Rising from the range now encompasses Doosan Articulated Dumpers.

  • 2009

    Diversification Business Area

    Distribution agreement of Portable Power range (eg Ingersoll Rand) to Portugal, Spain and Angola and Montabert to Portugal and Angola. With over 100 years of excellence Portable Power is the leading brand in the market and has a vast array of air compressors, lighting systems and generators.

  • 2011

    Opening Centercar Mozambique

    Centrocar's direct presence in Mozambique with opening of its own facilities in Maputo (Matola). Haulotte Group Distribution Agreement Portugal, Angola and Mozambique. Distribution Agreement Hidromek (backhoe loaders) and Thwaites (mini dumpers) in Angola and Mozambique. Wirtgen Group equipment distribution agreement in Mozambique.

  • 2012

    Enlargement Bobcat in Spain

    BOBCAT distribution agreement in Galicia, Cantabria and Asturias. Agreement of distribution of Terex Road Machinery equipment in Angola. Opening of Beira Branch (Mozambique). Deutz-fahr Distribution Agreement (Agricultural Equipment) for Mozambique.

  • 2013

    New Facilities in Madrid

    New facilities in Madrid, strategic change of location to Ciempozuelos with the aim of becoming more profitable and closer to the main players in the market.

  • 2014

    Bobcat starts in Portugal

    Start of commercialization of Bobcat in Portugal and Launch of new facilities in Luanda (Angola) and Maputo (Mozambique); Bobcat concession for Southern Portugal for product representation of Bobcat Company, the world's leading manufacturer of compact excavators and attachments.

  • 2015

    Dynapac in the Iberian Peninsula

    Dynapac and Atlas Material Handling Dealer start-up in Portugal and Spain. New Partner in offering paving equipment, mobile feeders and compaction.

  • 2018

    Terex and Hyundai in Spain

    Terex Finlay's distribution agreement for Spain, a pioneer brand in mobile solutions with a full range of equipment for the mining, construction, demolition and recycling industries. Start of Hyundai Material Handling brand representation in Spain, specialized in forklift trucks.