HISTORY
1912
Incorporation of the company ’Barbosa e Almeida’ (dedicated to the commercialization of bottles) by the partners Raul da Silva Barbosa and Domingos de Almeida.
1930
Beginning of industrial activity in Campanhã (Porto) with semi-automatic technology. The company changes it’s name to ’Fábrica de Vidros Barbosa e Almeida, Lda.’
1947
Introduction of Automated Technology: introduction of innovated technology in Portugal by the installation of automatic feeder mechanism and molding machine in bottle manufacturing.

1965
Purchase of the third automatic machine, increasing weekly production to approximately 350 thousand bottles (a capacity six times superior to that of eighteen years before).
1969
Beginning of operation of the new industrial unit in Avintes (Vila Nova de Gaia), with two regenerative furnaces (with heat recovery) - state-of-the-art technology in relation to the traditional melting method of raw-materials.
1971
Installation of the first automatic IS (Individual Section) machine, which lead to a substantial increase of the installed capacity.
1975
Transformation in a public limited liability company with the name ’BA - Fábrica de Vidros Barbosa & Almeida, SARL’

1979
The production depends on five IS machines, one of which computerized.
1983
Installation of a new regenerative furnace. Reconversion of equipment, introduction of a new technology in the area of computerized molding and extending automated product quality control to all production lines.
1986
José Augusto da Silva Domingues acquires the sares owned by Sogrape (77%) and Vinícola Vale do Dão (3%) and controls 80%of the social capital.

1987
Listing in the Lisbon Stock Exchange. José Augusto Silva Domingues remains a reference shareholder, owning a majority interest of about 54% of the social capital.
1988
Construction of a new furnace that increased capacity by approximately 40%, and confirming the company’s leadership in Portugal in manufacturing glass packaging.
1993
BA acquires 94,5% of ’CIVE - Companhia Industrial Vidreira, SA’, from the state, a company located in Marinha Grande, with three furnaces.

1995
Merge by incorporation of CIVE in BA.

1998
A company by Sonae Group acquires 19,9% of the social capital from the inherators of José Augusto Domingues and, as a result of a shareholder agreement, 49,9% of the voting rights and controls management of the company.
1998
Incorporation of the Spanish company ’BA - Fabrica de Envases de Vidrio Barbosa & Almeida, SA’, (90,15% of the capital held by BA), and construction of a factory with one furnace in Villafranca de los Barros.
1999
Acquisition, by means of Public Offer of Acquisition, of 54,3% of ’Vidriera Leonesa, SA’ (VILESA), a company with a industrial unit in Léon (Spain), with two furnaces. Progressive increase of BA’s ownership stake until 99% of the social capital.

1999
Capital increase to 37,5 million euros (the current share capital).
2000
The Sonae Group ownership stakes reaches 49,9%.

2001
Merge of the Spanish companies ’BA - Fábrica de Envases de Vidrio Barbosa & Almeida, SA’ and ’Vidriera Leonesa, SA’ and change of the company name to ’BA Vidrio, SA’.

2003
BA ceases to be listed on the stock exchange and has as its sole shareholder ’Bar-Bar-Idade Glass - Serviços de Gestão e Investimentos, SA’ a company whose shareholders are a Sonae Capital, SGPS, SA; Bar-Bar-Idade, SGPS, SA (held by Carlos Moreira da Silva); and the Silva Domingues Family.

2004
Management Buy Out (MBO): Carlos Moreira da Silva, the Silva Domingues Family and the Board members and Senior Employees of the BA acquire the entire share capital.

2005
The company changes its name to ’BA Vidro, SA’ and the mother company changes its name to ’BA Glass I - Serviços de Gestão e Investimentos, SA’.
2008
Acquisition of the Sotancro Group which allowed the BA group’s to broaden its product range and client portfolio to include the pharmaceutical and cosmetics sectors.
2012
Acquisition of the Polish group Warta Glass.

The above mentioned acquisition allows BA Group to achieve a geographical expansion of its market to Eastern Europe, which represents a step forward into the Groups internationalization.

On the other hand the referred acquisition allows BA Group to broaden its product range and client portfolio, reinforcing its position on the spirits segment.

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Merger by incorporation of Sotancro in BA.



2016
Acquisition of HNG Global, a German glass packaging company headquartered in Gardelegen, West of Berlin.

With this new plant, BA expands its market into Central Europe adding it to its current portfolio of sales in the largest European Market. This new plant allows us to create synergies between operations and improves the service to our international customer base, while increasing our understanding of the market.

Consequently, BA Group currently comprises eight factories and has a daily production of more than 14 million units - bottles and jars - for customers operating in the Food & Beverage industries.



CERTIFICATIONS:

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2017
Acquisition of Yioula Group, composed of 4 plants in 3 countries: Greece (Athens), Bulgaria (Sofia and Plovdiv) and Romania (Bucharest). With these new additions, the group currently produces more than 20 million units daily.