Cartuchos SulBeja is the dream come true and, nowadays, is the only Portuguese company with the ability to design and manufacture cartridges especially designed for hunting and competition, due to its productive and storage capacity, for both the internal market or for export. Our company has its headquarteres in Beja, the largest hunting area in the Iberian Peninsula.
Cartuchos SulBeja was founded by Francisco Vaz Inácio, born in Mértola, a hunter from the age of 16 - almost 50 years - (due to a process of emancipation started by his father, in order to be able to hunt before the majority).
Francisco Vaz Inácio started as a sole trader. The company, located in the city center of Beja, was dedicated to the commercialization of products for hunting and fishing.
The beginning of loading competition and hunting cartdriges.
New investment cycle caused by the business development. Mass installation of equipment: an injection machine of 75 tons and its molds, responsible for the production of "wads" (major component of cartridges).
March of 1991 - Cartuchos Sul Beja, Lda. was established. Francisco Vaz Inácio is the senior partner. The company buys two warehouses, located in "Parque Industrial de Beja", to increase its industrial production.
Installation of a processing line of alloys, an activity that later on became disabled for not promoting the strategic development of the company.
Installation of a fully automatic packing machine.
Installation of a plastic injection machine with 100 tons and their respective molds.
At this year Cartuchos Sul Beja was exporting about 7% of its total turnover.
Installation of a new plastic injection machine, also with 100 tons. This machine replaced the old one of 75 tons and is responsible for the production of hunting and competition wads.
Acquisition of new molds for the production of wads in our plastic injection machines.
Nowadays, Cartuchos SulBeja is a company with industrial and commercial activities on an international level. The cartridges, which are submitted to rigorous tests, are produced both for the internal and international market, due to these being recognized worldwide for their quality. Currently, Cartuchos SulBeja is recognized worldwide for being certified by a norm - NP EN ISO 9001:2008 - and also by an international CIP, responsible for the homologation of loading cartridges factories.
"Behind" the company, there's an expert team that excels in professionalism, in which each member has specific functions and responsabilities.