AIMMP – Portuguese Association of Wood and Furniture Industries is a public utility institution serving companies and entrepreneurs since 1957, with the mission to represent, defend, support and promote the Wood and Furniture industries in order to contribute to the success of its associates and this sector.
According to its Statutes, its object is to “legally represent all the companies integrated in its associative scope, namely in the celebration of collective labour agreements, in the defence and promotion of its business rights and in professional training actions”. To this end, it provides support and services to the companies in various areas, namely direct technical support, joint participation in specific activities and projects or collective actions for capacity improvement, qualification, training, development and internationalization of the sector that, individually, would be difficult or even impossible to carry out in many situations.
AIMMP is the only business association in the sector with national scope and a sector-wide perspective, representing all forest-based industries except for pulp, paper and cork. Under the terms of its statutes, there are five sub-sector divisions
In other words, all the companies in this sector, from the cutting and felling of trees to their transformation and commercialization, can be members of AIMMP and benefit from a set of Services, namely in the areas of studies and projects, human resources, legal assistance, quality management and certification, brand management, environment, energy sustainability, directed training, export support and international promotion, as well as benefit from a universe of initiatives organized in Brands and Projects that the association promotes in defence of the sector. AIMMP also plays an important role of representation through an extensive Institutional Network, through which it promotes and defends the sector before National and International Organizations.
Within the scope of the services offered by the AIMMP, and in the area of Training, the relevance of the partnership with the CFPIMM – Centre for Professional Training of the Wood and Furniture Industries, with headquarters in Lordelo – Paredes, and which is part of the Forest Based Industries Competitiveness and Technology Pole, stands out.
The AIMMP has its headquarters in Porto, in Rua Alvares Cabral, and delegations in Leiria and Lisbon.