Umbelino Monteiro, SA

Umbelino Monteiro SA was established in 1959 by Joaquim da Silva Monteiro and later in 1975, was inherited by his son, Joaquim Umbelino da Silva Monteiro.

The company took a new direction focusing on technological advances and promoting a new dynamics in the production of ceramic tile. In 2002 a new laboratory to support research and development of production and quality control was built. As a result, our roof-tile has been a certified product since 2003. In 2004 we presented a new brand of roof-tiles called ADVANCE, this tile is a unique and innovative solution where technological, aesthetic and functional characteristics prevail. In 2004 and 2005 our investment in foreign markets was successfully strengthened and we extended distribution to the Iberian Peninsula, Africa and the Middle East.

In May 2007 Umbelino Monteiro became part of a multinational company – ETEX GROUP, a leading Belgian industrial group. In 2011, we made history as one of the first Portuguese companies in our business to obtain the Environmental Management System and Quality Management certification, according to ISO 14001 and ISO 9001, respectively.

SOLESIA – Photovoltaic Roof Tiles

Aesthetical integration of conventional photovoltaic power generation systems can often be a problem for those who wish to install such systems. Sacrificing the building’s aesthetics used to be a common option.

Considering this scenario, we at Umbelino Monteiro SA decided to invest in sustainable construction by developing solar photovoltaic tiles – SOLESIA. With over 50 years of experience, and being specialized in the production of ceramic tiles it was more than a natural step.

SOLESIA responds effectively to functional requirements and energy production levels, without compromising aesthetics and the architectural look of the buildings. SOLESIA has proven to an excellent solution for producing photovoltaic energy, by respecting the architecture of the building and ensuring the functionality of the roof.