Vista Alegre Atlantis

VISTA ALEGRE Founded in 1824

Vista Alegre produces porcelain tableware, decorative pieces, giftware, hotel ware, high-quality glass and crystal, and 18/10 stainless steel cutlery.

Founded in 1824, the Vista Alegre Porcelain Factory was the first industrial unit dedicated to producing porcelain in Portugal. The persistence of its founder,In 1824, José Ferreira Pinto Basto submitted a request to King João VI to “build a large earthenware, porcelain, glassware and chemical processing factory, for all his sons, as stakeholders on an equal basis, on his Farm, named Vista-Alegre da Ermida”.

In 1997, Vista Alegre’s operating income nearly doubled following amerger with ceramic group Cerexport, namely in international markets.

n May 2001, a merger between the Vista Alegre Group and the Atlantis Group brought glassware and crystal back to the company and resulted in the largest tableware group in Portugal and the sixth largest group in the world within this sector, the Vista Alegre Atlantis Group (VAA Group).

In 2009, the VAA Group became part of the Visabeira Group portfolio, following a public takeover offer by the latter for the representative share capital of the VAA Group.

Nowadays, Vista Alegre is more than a mere industrial unit. It is also part of the Portuguese heritage, boasting buildings of undeniable architectural interest, and a repository of social and artistic memories essential to the building of a Portuguese identity.

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