Cotesi – Companhia de Têxteis Sintéticos, S.A., was founded in 1967, was the forerunner in Europe in the production of twine, nets and ropes made from synthetic and natural raw materials. Today, COTESI is the world´s largest producer of Baler Twine.A subsidiary of one of Portugal´s strongest companies, Violas SGPS, and with over four decades of activity, the company has accumulated vast experience and tradition in the domestic and international markets. With a global presence, COTESI is today the premier world player in distribution and supply channels, with strong units in Europe (Portugal, United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, Belgium and France), North America (U.S.A and Canada) and South America (Brazil).A pioneer in its field, Cotesi´s proactive technical innovation and constant research and development define the company´s success.

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Av. do Mosteiro de Grijó, 486 , Vila Nova de Gaia , 4415 Portugal
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A pioneer in its field, Cotesi´s proactive technical innovation and constant research and development define the company´s success.

Cotesi´s “Quality Management System” is certified by APCER – Portuguese Association of Certification - in the fields of design, development and production of wires, ropes, nets and nautical cables, using synthetic and natural raw materialsThe same applies to other industries and natural packaging materialsThe company fulfills the requirements of and is certified NP EN ISO 9001:2008.

Today, Cotesi includes a family of over 1000 employees all over the world.

To be a world player in the market of polymer derived and natural Sisal products, a specialist in market and supply chain management, direct to customers or through distributors, operating independently or through partnerships, adding value, innovation and achieving excellence – while providing premium products and services.

To retain our position as a leading world player in the Crop Baling industry through efficient client management, extensive distribution channels and supply chains of polymer derivative and natural Sisal fibre products.

COTESI bases its activities on core values that guide all its actions and behavior, both within and outside the company´s groundsThese values reflect COTESI´s identity and aspirations, as a company with a leading performance to maintain, and strong responsabilities to respect:

  • Focus on and dedication to its customers and business partners.
  • Ethics and Integrity;
  • Social Responsibility;
  • Appreciation for and welfare of its employees.