Established in 1968, Patinter is currently a portuguese family-owned business and the largest Iberian road freight company group. With 6 traffic hubs located in Portugal, Spain, France, and Germany. We can offer you full loads shipments, part loads shipments, distribution and logistics services all over Europe.
We provide services to the automotive, paper, wood, metallurgy, agrifood, and consumer goods industries. Patinter distinguishes itself thanks to its long and strong market presence, modern vehicle fleet, and of course, for its recognized and very striking presence on the road as a result of the dark yellow color of its vehicles. Every day, nearly 1200 employees of more than 15 nationalities work in over 20 different countries, create a global network focused on rendering excellent quality services.
We work every day to remain a leading road freight supplier, covering all the Atlantic routes and constantly investing in the finest and most updated resources, besides creating and developing simultaneously transport and logistics services solutions with added value propositions, which actively contribute to the success of our customers in the markets they operate.
Remain a reference in the European transport market, always endeavoring to achieve excellence in management and high-quality services.
The highest standards of safety and quality underlie the development of our work. We are keen to ensure the economic, environmental and social sustainability of the company by believing in long-term sustainable growth.
We promote continuous improvement efforts and entrepreneurial capacity in our management model through the development and innovation of new processes, methods and services.
We stand for standards of excellence in providing our services, always benefiting our customers.
Currently being one of the leading European transport groups present in over 20 countries, Patinter keeps in its organisational culture the impression of both the people and the place where it was born, cultivating the values and determination of its founder over the years.
We were in 1964 when the automobile assembly line was installed in Mangualde (Portugal). In the absence of national carriers that could meet the transport needs of this plant, the French carrier PAT- PARIS AQUITAINE joins the automobile factory to open a branch office in Portugal. And that is how Patinter is born. Patinter was the first Portuguese company to have lorries with licences to carry 40 tons and have 13 meters in length. It was the year of 1967 when PATINTER was formally established. However, it started its activity in 1968 when the formalities were completed.
After 25th April 1974, PATINTER also lived a period of economic and financial instability. Paris Aquitaine and Citroën have separated from Patinter at that time.
The sale of Patinter to an entrepreneur from Mangualde was not enough to reverse the decrease in the activity and only in 1986, with the new acquisition made by the management, did Patinter get back on a path focused on the company's growth.