Slide background OUR DNA
Founded in 1967, Sociedade de Transportes Poarense, Lda, was acquired by three co-workers who were looking for a new challenge. They moved the company’s headquarters at the time from Vila Nova de Poiares to Coimbra, to be closer to the urban centre and the railway line, and took on the trading name Transportes Rápido. It was a company dedicated to transport services, logistics and storage and focusing on food products, including frozen, refrigerated and room temperature products.

Legislation at the time limited the company’s growth, until the land transport sector was deregulated. Deregulation and a new management formed of the following generation were the deciding factors in the company’s growth, with international expansion, renovation and a larger fleet of temperature-controlled transport vehicles.

The company now has a dynamic structure, focusing on sustained growth, and the challenge was accepted for continuous improvement and quality as the main emblems of the strategy, supported in a robust project that requires a constant search for rigour, quality and excellence in the services provided.

Our decision to follow a strategy focusing on quality and excellence is clear in our investment in new 12000m² facilities, returning to the S. Miguel de Poiares industrial area, and Quality Certification through Standards NP EN ISO 9001:2008 and NP EN ISO 22000:2005. The aim is to appropriately meet the demands of food sector transport and logistics, although including, of course, the possibility to transport and store other types of goods.

The combination of our facilities, human resources and experience in the market with Portuguese and international customers means that Transportes Rápido can implement new strategies and strengthen its brand.

Exporting and importing quality and excellence since 1967…