COMPANY FOUNDATION

1973

Start of operations in Portugal with the incorporation of Centrocar – Centro de Equipamentos Mecânicos to sell and service heavy and light vehicles, as well as used industrial machinery.

PARTNERSHIP WITH DAEWOO

1997

Start of distribution in Portugal (Alverca) of construction and public works machinery and equipment from a brand with worldwide prestige: Daewoo

OPENING OF THE NORTH BRANCH

1999

The ceremony was attended in 1999 by, among others, the ambassador of the Republic of Korea and representatives of the brands distributed by Centrocar.

SPANISH MARKET GROWTH

2000

Centrocar becomes the exclusive distributor of the Daewoo brand in the Iberian Peninsula with its entry into the Spanish market.

OPENING A BRANCH IN MADRID

2003

Opening of a branch in Madrid to sell machinery, parts and services for Public Works, Construction, Mining, Forestry and Recycling.

DAEWOO SWITCHES TO DOOSAN

2005

The Daewoo Construction Equipment brand is renamed Doosan, following the acquisition of Daewoo Heavy Industries and Machinery by Doosan.

IBERIAN DEVELOPMENT

2007

Centrocar inaugurates new facilities in Lavra; enters direct sales in several Spanish provinces, begins internationalisation process to Africa.

ENTERING THE ANGOLA MARKET

2008

Entry into direct sales in the provinces of Cantabria, Asturias and Burgos. Distribution agreement for Doosan forklifts for the Angolan market. Expansion of the product range to include Doosan Articulated Dumpers.

DIVERSIFICATION OF THE BUSINESS AREA
2009

The process of expanding our product portfolio began, with the introduction of new brands and the exploration of new business segments, such as agriculture and recycling, a strategy that will continue in the coming years.

OPENING CENTROCAR MOZAMBIQUE

2011

Opening of own facilities in Maputo (Matola). Haulotte Group (lifting platforms) distribution agreement for Portugal, Angola and Mozambique.

HYUNDAI ACQUIRES DOOSAN
2022

Hyundai Heavy Industries Holdings Co. (HHIH), the world’s largest shipbuilding group, reported having completed the acquisition process of Doosan Infracore, the main manufacturer of construction machinery in South Korea.

50 YEARS CENTROCAR / DEVELON
2023

These 50 years are proof of the company’s competence and commitment to its customers and the quality of its products and services. Hyundai Doosan Infracore (HDI) substitui a marca Doosan nos seus equipamentos de construção e apresenta a sua nova marca designada“Develon”.