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  • 1954

    Founding of the Eng. Gustavo Cudell company as a sole trader by Gustavo Roberto Adolfo Cudell.
    The premises were, at that time, in Rua Alexandre Braga, 42-1.º in Porto.
    The activity consisted in the trade of electrical tools, power transmission belts, water meters and woodworking machines.

    Examples of innovations of that time:

    • Bosch (Germany) high-frequency electric tools
    • Power transmission belts coated with synthetic materials from Siegling-Germany.

     

  • 1956

    • Move to new premises in Rua do Bolhão, 157 - Porto.
  • 1959

    • Inauguration of the branch office in Lisbon.
    • The company had a modern automobile fleet.
  • 1960

    • Introduction of innovative oil-hydraulic technologies in Portugal for industry and irrigation systems for agriculture.
    • Beginning of the collaboration with Bauer - Austria, in the sprinkler irrigation area.
  • 1961

    • Beginning of the collaboration with Rexroth - Germany, in the area of oil-hydraulics.
  • 1963

    • Change of the premises of the Lisbon branch office to Rua Passos Manuel.
  • 1968

    • Beginning of the collaboration with Rain Bird – USA; USA.
    • Dissemination of sprinkler irrigation technology by means of technical courses and seminars for clients and employees.
  • 1970

    • Inauguration of the warehouse and general workshop area in Rua António Silva Marinho (1200 m2) – Industrial Area of Porto.
    • Beginning of the company's computerisation.
    • Beginning of the stabling business for swine and bovine.
  • 1972

    • The Eng. Gustavo Cudell company (sole trader) became limited liability company Gustavo Cudell, Lda.
    • New branch office in Avenida do Brasil - Lisbon.
  • 1973

    • Opening of new branch office in Elvas, Alentejo, to serve the agricultural sprinkler irrigation market.
  • 1974

    • Introduction of Bauer cisterns in Portugal.
  • 1975

    • Dissemination of oil-hydraulic technology by means of technical courses and seminars for clients and employees.
    • Opening of the new Branch Office in Beja, Alentejo.
  • 1979

    • The company commemorates its 25th Anniversary.
  • 1984

    • Change of head office to own premises in Rua Eng.º Ferreira Dias, 954 – Industrial Area of Porto.
    • Concentration of all the technical, commercial, logistics, workshop and administrative services in a single unit (6000 m2).
  • 1988

    • Gustavo Cudell Junior joins the company.
  • 1989

    • Opening of the first Irrigation Shop in the Algarve, in line with an innovative marketing concept in Portugal.
  • 1990

    • Death of the founder of the company Gustavo Roberto Adolfo Cudell on 20 December.
    • Gustavo Cudell Junior takes over the company's Management.
    • Beginning of the collaboration with Hunter Industries, Inc. - San Marcos - CA/USA.
  • 1993

    • Achievement of the first industrial automation projects integrated in the oil-hydraulic activity.
    • Opening of the new Irrigation Shops in Porto and Lisbon.
  • 1997

    • Implementation of new integrated Software and new information technologies.
  • 1998

    • Launch of the Euro project – Year 2000 (Y2K).
    • Opening of the new Irrigation Shop in Aveiro.
  • 2000

    • Opening of the new Irrigation Shops in Beja, Braga and Azeitão.
    • Implementation of the 1st www.gustavocudell.pt site on the Internet
    • Achievement of the largest oil-hydraulic/automation project in Portugal (Castelo de Bode Dam - CPPE / EDP Group).
  • 2001

    • Opening of the new Irrigation Shop in Lagos - Algarve.
    • The Euro (€) becomes the reference currency in the company's information (June 2001).
  • 2002

    • The company is appointed "International Distributor of the Year 2001" by Hunter Industries, Inc. - San Marcos - CA / USA.
  • 2003

    • Opening of the Batalha Irrigation Shop.
    • Hunter Industries, Inc. – San Marcos – CA/USA attributes the “Hunter Marketing Excellence Award 2003" prize to Gustavo Cudell.
  • 2004

    • Opening of the 1st Oil-Hydraulic Shop in Batalha.
    • The Company commemorates its 50th Anniversary.
    • Beginning of the collaboration with Vista - CA/USA in low voltage landscape lighting (12 V).
  • 2005

    • Publication of the 'Gustavo Cudell - 50 years' book.
  • 2006

    • Opening of the Palmela Irrigation Shop.
    • Creation and launch of the new Cudell brands.
  • 2007

    • Implementation of the 'Service Plus' Innovative Project in the Engineering & Services Division.
    • Achievement of the Hydraulic Drive and Control System fot the New Bascule Bridge in Leixões.
  • 2008

    • Implementation of the 2nd www.cudell.pt internet site
    • Launch of the 1st Oil Hydraulic and Industrial Automation Catalogue.
  • 2009

    • Change of the Engineering & Services Division premises from Lisbon to Quinta do Anjo - Palmela.
    • Opening of the new Irrigation Shop in Cascais.
    • Launch of new range of products for Swimming Pools and Water Pumps in the Outdoor Solutions.
  • 2010

    • Gustavo Cudell, Lda. has been awarded with the statute PME Excellence 2010.
  • 2011

    • Cudell - Irrigation Shop (Outdoor Solutions) opens account in Social Networks Facebook and Twitter.
    • Gustavo Cudell develops project to the CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research).
    • Conclusion of the renovation of outdoor and indoor Porto facilities.
  • 2012

    • On 4 June 2012, Gustavo Cudell, Lda. became a public limited company under the name of Gustavo Cudell, S.A..
    • Gustavo Cudell has been awarded with the statute PME Líder 2012.
  • 2013

    • GUSTAVO CUDELL is reorganized into a group of companies ► view article.
    • Implementation of the new ERP SAP in all companies.
    • Opening of the first online store www.lojaderega.pt.
    • CUDELL - Outdoor Solutions restarts the Agriculture irrigation activities.
    • GUSTAVO CUDELL, S.A. is distinguished as PME (SME) Leader 2013.
    • GUSTAVO CUDELL, S.A., company of the group, has changed its name to CUDELL - Outdoor Solutions, S.A. ► view article.
  • 2014

    • CUDELL celebrates 60 years. ► view article.
    • The Company's share capital of CUDELL - Engenharia & Serviços, Lda. has been increased. ► view article.
    • The Company's share capital of INPULS - Imobilia, S.A. has been increased. ► view article.
    • CUDELL celebrates 60 years in "Palácio do Freixo". ► view article.
  • 2015

    • The launch of the new training service at CUDELL - Outdoor Solutions: CUDELL University. ► view article.
    • The opening of CUDELL - Outdoor Solutions, S.A.’s new Logistics Center located in Maia.
    • CUDELL - Outdoor Solutions, S.A. distinguished as “PME Leader 2015” (SME Leader) once again. ► view article
    • On 3 October 2015, CUDELL – Engenharia & Serviços, Lda. became a public limited company under the name of CUDELL – Engenharia & Serviços, S.A. ► view article
  • 2016

    • CUDELL - Engenharia & Serviços, S.A.'s headquarters move to new premises in Maia
    • HANSA-FLEX acquires CUDELL - Engenharia & Serviços, S.A. ► see news
    • CUDELL - Outdoor Solutions, S.A.'s Irrigation Shop Porto and headquarters move to new premises in Circunvalação - Porto ► see news
  • 2017

    • The opening of VIA RAPIDA shopping center in the business zone of Porto, owned by INPULS-Imobilia, S.A., one of the companies of the CUDELL Group. ► see news
    • CUDELL - Outdoor Solutions, S.A. awarded as “PME Excellence 2016”. ► see news