THE COMPANY – Message of the founder
"I'm the legend of this house and you interested, I will tell the story of this company, but very brief, which has its roots in 1930.
These roots as far away were inherited from my father, José Bernardino Coelho Júnior agent appointed in 1930 by the Customs in Oporto, having performed his duties until the year 1963.
After the death of my father, I joined the Broker Ernani Figueiredo, and therefore, assistant agent at this time, becoming agent in 1974, when he was named as such.
In 1974, year the Company shall become legal, I joined with Pereira dos Santos, create the firm Fernando Coelho e Pereira dos Santos Associados, Lda that would be laboring in these terms until the early 80's, year the death of my partner.
With this death and no interest of his family in this worthy profession, I continued the way now with my children, Jaime Coelho, Fernando Coelho and Luís Coelho, changing the name of the company for what is currently known, Fernando José Pinto Coelho Lda.
The company of today, is therefore designed in the early 80's is a family-oriented company that is at the forefront of the customs area, a company that has had a steady and balanced growth.
I would also like to mention, as it also is part of history, that during all the years of exercising this profession, my father and I never at any time, we had disputes or disagreements with any entities with which we interact, state or private. Our work has always been guided by honesty, rigor and competence.
Today, while writing these lines, I think that the Legacy was well past: the professional pride, the respect for customers, a passion for this work, the excellence in the know-how, the integrity and the accuracy remain as pillars that have always sustained our way.”
FERNANDO JOSÉ PINTO COELHO
15/06/1931 - 16/02/2014