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Chronological evolution

In 1980

Founded initially in 1980 in its individual name by Mr. Valter Ferreira Arcanjo (one of the current partners), in a 450m2 facility near Coimbra, and having only a single employee, the company was only engaged in the commercialization of swimwear.

In 1996

Nuno Arcanjo, one of the current partners, starts work at his father's company and, at the request of some clients, decides to extend the diversity of the products marketed by the company, also starting to market some poll equipment and also swimming equipment. There is also the idea of creating a brand of its own.

In 1997

With the positive evolution of the market and the company, it is decided to start the foam manufacturing of some of these articles, using technologies still not very innovative in productive terms. At the same time it is decided to increase again the diversity of products marketed (locker room material and personalized products - screen printing). The brand Golfinho Sports is born.

In 1998

This year was a highlight for the company. From this date onwards, the volume of invoicing doubles every year and consequently more employees are hired for the various sections. With this growth arises the need for more modern and well equipped facilities, with greater storage area and greater productive capacity.

In 2001

Established in June 2001, VFA, Lda (Valter Ferreira Arcanjo, Lda.) Is an SME dedicated to the production and marketing of articles and equipment for swimming pools and construction and assembly of spas and accessories. It owns a well-known trademark - brand Golfinho Sports - and national market leader in swimming equipment.

In 2009

The new pavilion is inaugurated in October and the VFA, lda starts operating in an area of approximately 8,000m2, including the facilities, car park and leisure area and swimming pool. The optimization of the necessary productive and human resources is achieved, which translates into the company's expansion capacity to international markets such as France, Spain and some Portuguese-speaking countries (Cape Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe, Mozambique, etc.). ). In the national market the company manages to reach the leadership in the equipments for pool and swimming. All this growth is achieved in a sustained way, the result of an investment strategy, and its efforts to achieve the status of PME Líder have been recognized.

In 2010

VFA, lda continues to grow and improve constantly, both in terms of technological innovation and in terms of increasing the diversity of products and solutions it offers to its customers, increasing its share of sales both in the national and international market and taking production capacity of about 90% of the goods it markets. In its field of activity, VFA,lda a market leader company, directing its products and services to target customer and having an excellent portfolio of loyal customers over the years. It maintains the status of SME Leader and achieves this year the status of SME Excellence, which reflects the solidity and financial stability and allows constant investments in modernization. This year it is decided to proceed with the implementation of a Quality Management System, according to the principles of the NP EN ISO 9001 standard and decides to implement a form of organization aimed at transversal objectives for all processes and employees of the company.

In 2011

With the purpose of the incessant search of new customers and markets, VFA bets on the export of its products, having as target customer the great international resellers. He participated in his first big International fair in Cologne (Germany), the FSB, having become an immediate success. Since then, the VFA has focused on export, with major customers around the world.

In 2012

Through the practices matured by the VFA in the quality control of its products, it achieves its maximum credibility, achieving the status of a company certified according to ISO 9001: 2008 by TUV, the German international certification body. So the VFA cements its position in the global market and its customers the guarantee of a certified product, fulfilling the highest standards in quality control. This year, Golfinho Sports will present itself as an exhibitor at the International Fair in Lyon, AQUALIE.

In 2013

At a time when the international market makes a difference, VFA, Lda is present with its brand Golfinho Sports at the international fairs of the specialty in Barcelona, FSB and PISCINA BARCELONA.

In 2014

Golfinho Sports is present as an exhibitor at Piscine Global, Lyon. In 2015 Golfinho Sports presents itself at the FSB - International Fair in Cologne (Germany). In 2016 Year in which the 15th anniversary of the company is celebrated as a limited company, but with an experience of more than 35 years in the field. Thus, over the last few years, the VFA has increased its exports and already counts on regular clients in about 30 countries distributed by Europe, Africa and Middle East. The registration of the brand Dolphin Sports at European level, represents another important step in the process of internationalization of the brand. Keeping the status of SME Lider since 2009 and as a certified company, VFA, Lda continues to work on the innovation and quality of the products it markets, as well as a relationship of trust with its clients.

In 2015

Golfinho Sports presents itself at the FSB - International Fair in Cologne (Germany).

In 2016

Year in which the 15th anniversary of the company is celebrated as a limited company, but with an experience of more than 35 years in the field. Thus, over the last few years, the VFA has increased its exports and already counts on regular clients in about 30 countries distributed by Europe, Africa and Middle East.
The registration of the brand Dolphin Sports at European level, represents another important step in the process of internationalization of the brand.
Keeping the status of SME Lider since 2009 and as a certified company, VFA, Lda continues to work on the innovation and quality of the products it markets, as well as a relationship of trust with its clients.

In 2017

The VFA is presented at FSB Colonia 2017, this year being AQUAFIT Base as a standout product in addition to other products already consolidated in the market. It is also this year that Valter Ferreira Arcanjo renews the status of PME Leader and regains the status of PME Excellence.

Object

Manufacture, marketing, installation and assembly of equipment for swimming pools, furniture and other equipment; manufacture and sale of clothing, accessories and articles for sporting activities.

Products

DIDACTIC MATERIAL | FOAMING ARTICLES | GAMES | LEARNING MATERIAL

TRAINING AND SWIMMING ACCESSORIES | CHRONOMETERS | CUSTOM SWIMMING CAPS

CUSTOMIZED EQUIPMENT | AQUA FITNESS | FLOOR | RESCUE MATERIAL

POOL EQUIPMENT | STORAGE IN PVC | FLOATING LANES AND ACCESSORIES

LOCKER ROOM EQUIPMENT | WATER POLO | PHOTOMETERS