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History

JULIPEDRA, Ltd. was born from the experience and knowledge of Julio Lopes Pedro, who inherits his father’s tradition of stone work, working since 1955, was known locally as master in the art of working stone, developing the activity in his small space.

In 1981, JULIPEDRA is officially created, possessing, at the time, an industrial space of about 1500m2 covered area. Specialized in cut-to-size pieces, made with high added value, for the demanding market of luxury properties in the residential touristic areas such as the resort “Quinta do Lago” in Algarve.

The company’s growth is more intense from the year 2000, resulting from the development and strong presence in the domestic market.

From 2008, JULIPEDRA starts extracting from their own quarries, getting the control of entire producing process. It is also from this date that begins the company export process, with partnerships and finding new clients.

Since 2009 that JULIPEDRA is part of the strict range of companies awarded with the title of PME Lider, a Portuguese title for the most competitive companies, a reward for the effort and work done.

Currently the company exports about 90% of its production to more than 20 countries on all continents.

“From the time that stone was sawn by hand till today, with all the machinery, stone remains with the same challenge”

Julio Lopes Pedro – JULIPEDRA Founder