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"Handmade" Quality & Signature since 1920
"The Best Sardine in The World"
Testemonials: "A whole new level of flavor" (EUA) | "An freshness explosion" (Austria) | "The Sea Ferrari" (Italia) | "Surprising Complexity of Taste" (Japão)
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In the heart of Matosinhos, our "Manufactory" is an inescapable element of the Portuguese canning industry and a world reference for the sector. Open 9am-5pm.
The Artisanal Sardine

NURI is the Conservas Pinhais & Cia cult brand and bestseller around the world since 1935. 100% artisanally crafted and hand-wrapped with the original vintage design and only the best ingredients.

Each Nuri is unique and a reference selection for Chefs, worthy of the most special occasions.

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Flavour of Generations

Homonymous brand of the cannery, reference in Portugal.

Under the Fisherman's symbology, Pinhais preserves materializes its historical relation with the sea, as well as the courage and strength to overcome the challenges of Nature.

Generation after generation, adding value to our table.

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ABOUT PINHAIS & CIA.
A unique legacy of living history!
Founded in 1920 by four partners, Pinhais & Cia has grown over a century, remaining faithful to a traditional method of production that guarantees the highest quality and flavor of its products. Our differentiation comes from the selection and purchase of only the best fish, the freshness of its ingredients, the homemade (and secret) recipes perfected...
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The Best Ingredients!
Specialists in Sardines since 1920!

The secrets of a century of activity enable us to:

- Know and select only the best fish

- Prepare daily fresh ingredients and source local small producers

- Use only 100% Refined Olive Oil of the best quality

- Align genuine hancraftmanship to the greater demands of international markets

- Wrap each can by hand, even blindfolded!

Original & Genuíne
100%
Handmade & Artisanal
100%
Premium Quality & Unique Flavours
100%
Portuguese Historical Inspiration
100%
Sustainability
Commited to our planet!

As a small-scale niche producer, we are concerned with the sustainability and responsible use of marine resources. Reproduction of the captured species is fundamental to our own continuity, so we establish partnerships with reliable suppliers and respect fishing methods in accordance with international guidelines (ie purse seine). The factory itself, by minimizing the use of industrial machinery by giving priority to the manual labour, reduces the level of emissions and energy consumption to a greener footprint.

Capture Method: Purse Seine
100%
Small Scale Local Supliers
100%
Promoting Local Employment
100%
Energetically Efficient
100%
International Certifications
Focus on International Markets!

With international markets in our genesis, Pinhais & Cia exports 90% of its production to the most demanding markets in the world!

Equipped with an internal laboratory, we have International Certifications in:

FDA Certified & Compliant
100%
IFS - International Featured Standards
100%
HACCP
100%
MSC Certified
100%

O concept of "Manufactory"

The Unique Process | The Artisanal Sardine

Every can we produce is a very special and unique masterpiece. The number of steps required to produce our preserves is approximately triple of a current supermarket product, converging to a much more complex, genuine product of incomparable and superior quality.

 

From the selection of only the best fish, the use of the freshest ingredients, the individual cooking method and the use of only 100% refined olive oil, all this dedicated manual preparation process flows to culminate into an extraordinary product worthy of the best moments of life .

 

JUST LIKE IT WAS BACK IN 1920!

Special Recipes

Presentation Examples for Unforgettable Moments

Throughout the world, we are influenced by the flavors, aromas and creative presentation ways for our product. 

Either you prefer to enjoy a homemade sardine paté, some "sea macarrons" or just eat directly from the can as the most purists do, the recipes shared by our fans bring us closer to you and feed our inspiration to keep doing more and better.  

 

Be it a culinary chef or just anybody in their own kitchen, when the ingredients are of quality, creativity has no limit.

 

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FACTORY & TEAM

One of the main icons of the company, the factory-building of Pinhais & Cia is located in the heart of Matosinhos (Oporto) for almost a century.

It represents one of the most elegant and historical structures of the city, considered one of the most rare and beautiful functional canneries in the world to visit.

 

Much more than "Bricks & Mortars", with almost 100 collaborators, Pinhais&Cia genesis remains focused on people and manual experience. 

Undoubtedly, our team is the "Most Secret Recipe"!

EVENTS & Others

Every year we go further so we can be closer to you!

We participate in several international events of the specialty, taking in the "luggage" what is best produced in Portugal, since 1920.

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Where are we
Company Pinhais & Cia, Limited
Avenida Menéres 700, 4450-189 Matosinhos, Portugal
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Phone: +351 22 938 00 42
Fax: +351 22 937 31 01
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A unique legacy of living history!

Founded in 1920 by four partners, Pinhais & Cia has grown over a century, remaining faithful to a traditional method of production that guarantees the highest quality and flavor of its products.

 

Our differentiation comes from the selection and purchase of only the best fish, the freshness of its ingredients, the homemade (and secret) recipes perfected for generations and of course the small - but great - details that only our dedicated collaborators know when handling the product for several decades.

 

We can say that the real secret is in your hands!