Antero & Ca SA (Antero) was set up in 1928 with headquarters in Porto. Thanks to its 85 years of experience, it has become a reference steel store in Portugal.
Our first establishment was based in Rua do Almada, at the heart of Oporto, close to lots of other shops and steel warehouses, commercial streets and specialized shops. In 1960, it was moved to Vila Nova de Gaia, the steel city, specifically to General Torres Street, close to the Central Station. Later, it was moved to Coimbroes.
In 1990, Hiemesa Group bought the company when it was experiencing an exponential growth. Thanks to this fusion, Antero completed its range of products diversification and it expanded itself geographically.
In 1997, offices and the new warehouse were relocated in Avintes. In 1998, Hiemesa Group acquired a steel warehouse in Vila do Conde, and in 2000 it built its biggest shop in Aveiro. Recently, in 2009, it inaugurated the South Portugal Road in Caldas Da Rainha.
In 2000, Antero decided to open its industrial tap and accessories shop to offer a better service to its clients. With the objective of achieving its Hiemesa Group Policy, Antero decided to include the distribution of hardware and its accessories for the steel industry.
Antero is nowadays integrated with Hiemesa Group, a group with more than 35 years of experience in the Spanish steel market. Hiemesa Group has been dedicated to fabrication and distribution of steel products.
We define ourselves as a service center which distributes all range of steel products: structural steel products (profiles, structural tubes and industrial steel plate), construction materials (reinforcing bars and electrowelded wire mesh), for metallurgy (plates, tubes and commercial bars), all complemented with accessories, machinery and industrial supplies.
Our company, in our quest to maintain leadership and to provide maximum support to our clients, is capable of preparing all type of orders, from the smallest to the biggest operations, covering retail and wholesale trading. Our client portfolio covers almost all sectors, such as steel industrial structures, construction companies, sawmills, small and medium retail companies, and equipment industries.
Today, Antero has four distribution warehouses: its headquarters in Avintes (Vila Nova de Gaia) and three offices in Vila do Conde, in Aveiro and in Caldas da Rainha. We have a workforce of 90, a truck fleet of 20, and 17,000m2 surface putting all four warehouses together.
Antero relies on professional workforce with great experience, and high training level with special interest on applying the last technological advances in the sector. All together allow us to offer a rapid, efficient, flexible and effective service to our clients.