Mota & Companhia

Construction works done by Mota & Companhia

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On June 29, 1946, Manuel António da Mota together with Joaquim da Fonseca, his brother-in-law, and Virgílio Martins Ribeiro founded Mota & Companhia in Amarante. A few days larter he established a branch of the company in Angola, where he immediately and exclusively pursued his activities until 1974. Mota & Companhia worked in the area of exploration and transformation of wood and, from 1948, cumulatively, in the area of Construction and Public works. Headquartered in Cabinda, Angola, its first major reference in construction was the Luanda International Airport, current 4 de fevereiro Airport, planned in 1952.