João Macedo Silva founds RAR - Refinarias de Açúcar Reunidas, SA, with an initial capital of approximately 10 million escudos.
A 20,000m2 site is purchased at Rua Manuel Pinto de Azevedo in Porto for the construction of a future industrial plant.
The new sugar refinery comes on stream with an initial production capacity of 50.000 tonnes/year.
Acquisition of licences, rights, land and machinery for two refineries, increasing sugar production capacity to 75.000 tonnes/year.
Creation of Acembex - Açúcar, Embalagem e Exportação Lda., a joint venture between Tate & Lyle and RAR Açúcar, now Acembex - Comércio e Serviços, Lda.
Acquisition of a stake in Fábrica de Chocolates Imperial, SARL, based in Vila do Conde, now Imperial Produtos Alimentares, S.A.
Acquisition of Transportes Teixeira, Lda., later RARTransportes Lda.
Acquisition of Sociedade de Refinaria Angola, Lda., based in Matosinhos. The process of concentrating sugar refining in the North, which began in 1962, ends with the acquisition of 29 sugar refining plants.
RAR participates in the formation of IBEROCAP - Indústria de Acessórios para Embalagens, Lda., a manufacturer of capsules and packaging accessories.
Beginning of the creation of SPI - Sociedade Portuguesa de Investimentos, SA, of which RAR is one of the main promoters and which is to be the origin of the first private bank to be formed in Portugal since the nationalisation of the banking sector in 1975.
Acquisition of a stake in COPAM - Companhia Portuguesa de Amidos, S.A.
Creation of RAR - Sociedade de Controle (Holding) S.A., the company that currently controls, directly or indirectly, all of the Group?s shareholdings.
RAR takes control of MONTARROIO - Sociedade Comercial de Cafés, Lda., the company responsible for the introduction of the Segafredo brand in Portugal and the subsequent creation of the Buondi brand.
Formation of BPI - Banco Português de Investimento, SA, the first private bank to be formed in Portugal following the reopening of the banking sector to private initiative. RAR is elected to the chair of the General Council.
Disinvestment in the moulds and plastics area.
Formation of BCI - Banco de Comércio e Indústria, SA. João Macedo Silva, Chairman of RAR, becomes chairman of the General Council.1987
Creation of RAR Imobiliária, S.A.
Formation of Portugel - Comércio e Indústria de Gelados, Lda., a company established to market the Motta brand of upmarket Italian ice cream.
Formation of RAR D - Comércio e Distribuição de Produtos Alimentares, SA.
Participation in the creation of the Global and Global Vida insurance companies.
Creation of RAR - Sociedade de Capital de Risco, SA and RAR - Sociedade de Investimentos e Engenharia Financeira, SA.
Acquisition of a qualified shareholding in Adriano Ramos Pinto (Vinhos), SA.1992
Acquisition of a stake in Finantipar, the holding company controlling Banco Finantia.
RAR is one of a core group of investors seeking to acquire control of BPA - Banco Português do Atlântico.
Reinforcement of positions in the financial sector, including in BPA and Finantipar (Banco Finantia).
Sale of Montarroio to Nestlé.
Formation of RAR Ambiente, S.A.
Formation of Indáqua - Indústria e Gestão de Águas, S.A. (joint venture for the water sector between RAR Ambiente and national and international partners).
Via RAR Ambiente, in association with national and international partners, Recolte - Recolha, Tratamento e Eliminação de Resíduos Sólidos, S.A. and Climaespaço - Sociedade de Produção e Distribuição de Energia Térmica, SA, are formed in the industry and environmental services sector.
Disposal of the BPA shareholding following the Tender Offer launched by BCP - Banco Comercial Português.
Acquisition of 2% of the share capital of CIMPOR.
Death of João Macedo Silva, the founder of RAR.
João Nuno Macedo Silva becomes Group Chairman.
RAR invests in the tourism sector by acquiring GEOTUR - Viagens e Turismo, SA.
RAR invests in the Packaging sector, initiating the acquisition process of Colep Portugal - Embalagens e Enchimentos, SA.
Launch of a Tender Offer for Colep; RAR acquires 100% control of the company.
Formation of Centrar, a Shared Services company.
Formation of ColepCCL from the merger of Colep and CCL Custom Manufacturing Europe to create Europe?s biggest contract manufacturing company.2007
Acquisition of a majority shareholding in Wight Salads Group (WSG).
Acquisition of the 40% position that CCL Industries previously held in ColepCCL, resulting in the RAR Group gaining 100% control of the company.
Acquisition by Geotur of tour operators Grantur and Sporski.
Acquisition of 100% control of Vitacress Salads, Ltd.
The RAR and Sonae Groups agree to merge their travel operations, Geotur and Star, to create a new company - RASO, SGPS, SA - 50% owned by each of the Groups.
Reinforcement of ColepCCL?s European leadership with the acquisition of Czewo Full Filling Service GmbH in Germany.
Sale of RARTransportes to the Sardão Group.
Acquisition, by ColepCCL, of the German company Czewo, reinforcing its leading position in Europe in the contract manufacturing
Merge of Geotur and Star (travel agencies) and launch of the brand GeoStar
Construction began on a new plant dedicated to segment contract manufacturing in the industrial centre of Kleszczów, Poland, where Colep has two other industrial units.