As a result of its application and dynamics, it was chosen, in 1985, by Bayer AG of Leverkusen – Germany, to work as its distributor of Dyes, Pigments and Textile Auxiliaries.
The contract signed with Bayer included only the sale to small customers in the mentioned industries.
After the preparation of a specialized team at the technical-commercial level, BAYER began to gradually deliver to Impocolor a larger portfolio of customers.
As a result, the sales volume, initially forecast at around 50,000 Euros, reached 7,000,000 Euros in 1992.
In 1996 Bayer and Hoechst merged their respective textile divisions to form the company Dystar which continued to produce dyes. Textile auxiliaries remained under the jurisdiction of Bayer, which, as of January 2007, assumed the name Tanatex.
However,Impocolor maintained the distribution of its products produced by both firms.
Currently, aiming to a broader coverage of textile production in Portugal, we represent the following prestigious companies:
In this way, we have an experienced and skilled after-sales service, who carefully considers the work situation of our customers.
Thus, Impocolor has a team of 4 sales-technicians who, with the support of a modern laboratory and the know-how of our represented companies, always try to be present in adapting dyeing / finishing processes to requirements.
In terms of human resources, Impocolor consists in a solid team with extensive experience, while integrating younger elements to whom progressive and comprehensive training is communicated.
Rua da Boavista
approximately 2.600 m2
1 Administrative Area
1 Technical Area
The Portuguese Textile Industry is very competitive, producing high quality for well kown international brands.
Impocolor operates mainly in the north of the country: Vizela – Guimarães – Fafe – Barcelos – Esposende – Famalicão and Trofa, where 90-95% of the textile sector is located.
We also assist to some wool producing customers in Covilhã, where the wool industry is located.
In terms of presence in the national market, Impocolor is the 2nd largest company regarding sales volume, right after only the multinational Dystar.
Continuing its growth, in 2013 Impocolor started to be present abroad in markets where good operational possibilities are foreseen.
The proximity of the Spanish market gave impulse to the first internationalization phase of Impocolor. This was followed by an exhaustive survey of the Moroccan market, and a consequent technical-commercial activity began in partnership with a local distributor.
As a market with an interesting textile potential, Impocolor focused on an activity to spread technical knowledge.
To support the technical training action outlined, a small dyeing laboratory was set up in Tangier, to ensure faster support for the local industry.
The development of the presence in Morocco led to the opening of the Impocolor – Maroc branch, with a team of 4 elements: 1 administrative manager and 3 technical-commercials with textile training.