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Our Story

2018
— Launched the FOURTIS – Type IV cylinder
2017
— Worthington Industries acquires Amtrol-Alfa
2016
— Launched the COMET HP Carbon Fiber Cylinder
2014
— 3 million XLITE shipped
2013
— Launched the GENIE cylinder
2011
— 2 million COMET shipped
Bottle Bottle

Bottle Bottle
Before 2010
Bottle Bottle Bottle

2009
— ISO 9001:2008 registered
2008
— Launched the XLITE cylinder
2006
— Launched the NGS and SOFT GRIP
2005
— New composite cylinder production line. Launched the COMET composite metal cylinder
2003
— ISO 9001:2000 registered
2000
— Launched the RABBIT cylinder
Bottle

Before 2000

1999
— Launched the Full Jacket cylinders
1998
— Started production of non-refillable cylinders
1997
— AMTROL, Inc acquires COMANOR-ALFA
1996
— New returnable cylinder line
1994
— Certification as ISO 9001:1994 Company.
— Concentration of all production lines in Guimarães.
— New finishing line and new furnace.
1990
— COMANOR acquires ALFA, creating the COMANOR-ALFA group

Bottle
Before 1990

1989
— Relevant investment in automatic deep drawing press; Cutting/Blanking line and forging equipment
1983
— Stopped assembly of Petrol-Dispensing Pumps and concentrate all efforts in LPG cylinders

Before 1980

1976
— First export to Middle East

Bottle
Before 1970
Bottle

1966
— Started LPG Cylinder manufacturing
1965
— Assembly of petrol-dispensing pumps
1962
— Petroleo Mecânica Alfa is founded by Sacor and Schwelm Eisenwerk Muller Gmbh

1960