Tuesday, 4 November 2008
Sonae Indústria awarded with the "Mobis Award" back
Sonae Indústria was, once again, awarded with the Mobis Award for the best Supplier of Raw Materials and Subsidiary of the national furniture sector.
The VIII Gala took place on the 16th of October at the Póvoa de Varzim Casino, and was once again organized by the “Mobiliário em Notícia” newspaper.
As in the past, the event had as its main objective the presenting of the awards to the winners of diverse categories, such as "Empresa de Mobiliário Contemporâneo" - Company of Contemporaneous Furniture, "Empresa de Mobiliário de Cozinha e Banho"- Company of Kitchen and Bathroom Furniture; "Loja"- store "Empresário Indústria"- Industrial Business Man, etc
The ceremony counted with more than four hundred guests, with the special presence of the State Secretary for Trade, Mr. Fernando Serraqueiro, as well as other important dignitaries.
It is the fourth time that Sonae Indústria wins this award and was also presented with the prize “Prémio Mobis Gold”, the most important honor in the furniture sector
Thirty six companies and business men received awards from the thirty six categories in what is considered by many as the “Furniture Oscars”. During the event, the Portuguese Association for Furniture Trade handed out the quality certification to 70 stores.
The furniture and wood sector employs about 54.500 workers. According to the (Estudo Estratégico das Indústrias de Madeira e Mobiliário)- Strategic study of the Wood and Furniture Industry, the furniture industry is one of the traditional sectors of Portuguese industries, over the last few years, which has had the most growth in the international markets and a more significant evolution on product development, marketing strategies and evolution on the value-chain.