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1979
The beginning

FLAMA was created, back then it was designated as A. Alves, Lda by its founder, Antonio Alves, and it dedicated itself to the manufacture of aluminium kitchenware.

1983
Diversification

Diversification of its business with small appliances coming into the market, which was growing with the production of fryers and electric grills.

1986
R&D

Investment was made on the research and development of new products by means of strict quality control, which marks a new business stage for the company. It began producing toasters, irons, and stainless steel kitchenware, hence strengthening its position in the industry sector.

1988
External markets

The export of products took off either using the FLAMA brand or by means of internationally recognised brands for which the company produces.

1989
FLAMA’s anniversary

FLAMA celebrated ten years. This moment was celebrated with a team lunch that included Antonio Alves, Amorosa Alves, and their employees.

1996
FLAMA, S.A.

It became a public limited company and changed its designation to FLAMA, S.A. with its main activity being the production and sales of domestic appliances and kitchenware, hence beginning a new business stage.

1998
Espresso

FLAMA began its production of espresso machines and inaugurated its first branch in the United States of America.

1999
The FLAMA brand

An investment was made on the development of the FLAMA brand by means of publicity and extending its distribution network consolidating its leadership in the Portuguese market.

2000
Production optimization

Production optimization is one of FLAMA’s priorities for the future. The company is investing in order to increase productivity by introducing monitoring software for the factories and implementing the EN ISO 9001:2000 standard within the scope of its quality system.

2003
Increased supply

FLAMA increased significantly its range of products with the release of new models in several small appliance categories.

2004
Innovative coffee machine

Release of an innovative concept of espresso machine for single ESE doses with patent registration.

2006
Xpress machine

Release of an innovative concept of domestic draught beer dispenser together with the Portuguese brand, Super Bock.

2007
Iberian Peninsula

Opening of a business branch in Barcelona (Spain) in order to extend the distribution of the FLAMA brand in the Iberian Peninsula.

2008
Pod coffee machines

The production of pod espresso machines took off.

2010
Industrial component

Its industrial area in Portugal was renovated and extended. Today, FLAMA has a very strong industrial component and it manufactures products with the FLAMA brand as well as products for known international brands in OEM.

2013
Cookii cooking machine

Cookii was released in the Portuguese market: an innovative concept for a cooking machine.

2015
R&D in Holland

Flama B.V. was constituted in Holland – a centre dedicated to the research and development of new products.

2016
Large domestic appliances

FLAMA invested on large domestic appliances by introducing a range of stoves.

2017
Built-in range

The reinforcement of large domestic appliances is a priority to FLAMA, which introduced a new built-in range.

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