Our history

ANIET was founded in 1975 and is an employers association of public utility who represents the quarries of industrial and ornamental rock both in the Extractive and Manufacturing Industry and is the only association with representation in the Mines.

With its headquarters at Oporto and having a delegation in Lisbon, ANIET gives its associates all kind of support they need.

In 2007 ANIET has implemented a quality management policy, according to the NP EN ISO 9001, to support its associates in general and legal information, and also in the implementation and maintenance of the EC marking in the Extractive and Manufacturing Industry. ANIET is also accredited to provide training by DGERT – Direção Geral do Emprego e das Relações de Trabalho, and has been providing specific training sessions for the sector.

ANIET, National Association of Extractive and Manufacturing Industry, is an entity with the status of corporate body of Public utility whose aim is to have a close cooperation between its associates and to defend their best interests and develop their activities.

ANIET is a national association that covers all companies, singular or collective, who carry out the activity of extraction (quarries) and / or  transformation , production and trading of masses and mineral deposits, as well as equipments, products and services direct or indirectly connected to the activity sector.

At the beginning, its name was AIPGN – Association of the granite quarries industry of the North. Its structure changed three times, and has been enlarging its representation, either in terms of geographic intervention either in terms of activities, among others.

Association of the Stone Industrials of the North, was the name given in 1992. In 2005 with the goal of spreading its representativeness, it changed to a National Association, called ANIP – National Association of the Stone Industries. Constantly changing and wanting a wider representation of the sector, it merged with APIMINERAL – Portuguese Association of the Mineral Industry, starting also to represent the mineral deposits (mines).

Objectives and Mission

Mission
Supporting its associates, representing and defending them due to their important economic and social role.

Vision
Reinforcing ANIET’s role as a reference in the sector.

Quality Policy
ANIET, National Association of Extractive and Manufacturing Industry, aware of its importance while an association who represents the sector, is committed in defending the sector as well as its associates near the political power.

ANIET thinks it is of vital importance to act within the following parameters:

- Identify the associate’s needs;
- Match services and external or internal resources to those needs;
- Motivate work groups, giving them a good working  environment and the team spirit that will guide them to success;
- Establish partnerships which benefit associates;
- Meet the requirements and applicable regulations in order to constantly improve the performance and efficiency of the management system.