Our Identity

About Us

With over 100 years of existence, Herdmar is one of the biggest producers of table cutlery in the world, with recognized merits everywhere, bringing to the market a distinct philosophy of democratic design which aims to present cutlery pieces as fashion items for the table.

Present in 80 countries, with the promise of “dressing the tables”, all the productive process goes on in Caldas das Taipas, Guimarães (north of Portugal), where the fourth generation of the Marques family is now at the helm of the direction, standing up for excellence, creativity and innovation on this traditional business in the region.

With a medium daily production of 30.000 pieces, and a team of around 120 collaborators, Herdmar undertakes to ensure the continuity of the values that led the company to success along their already long-life history.

Value creation through the features of our products, is the main reason of our existence. We propose to produce pieces of excellence, beyond their obvious functional utility, becoming true fashion accessories at the table, where the design links tradition to the current trends, resulting in contemporary elements.

Through the trust deposited in the professional relationships, our business partners are active members in our history, which strongly contribute to our continuous development.

Our Mission

Our Vision

We pretend to be a world reference as cutlery producer strongly helping to the area development and differentiation. Characterized by a strong cultural absorption, we play in all of our work the "know-how" acquired in more than one hundred years of experience in the production of table cutlery.

Innovation, design and quality are concepts that define our guidelines which drive our professional relationships into a more personal and lasting character.

We invest heavily in product and service quality, ensuring a complete satisfaction and matching our costumer's expectations.



It's what distinguishes us. Each piece means a story, a moment or a personality, and it's the result of an investment made along its development, allowing each of the lines to arise smoothly in a logical way. The diversity of finishes that we provide, give each item a personal charisma, suitable for specific occasions, transforming the table into a real catwalk.

It's in our DNA, we do persistently risk looking to bring to our operating markets useful and differentiating elements that add the value required to excel in a remarkable way.



We know the road we have traveled far and we do recognize its importance keeping us faithful to our principles promoting a continuous and sustainable grow.

We act on this way, keeping the active concept, with knowledge that it is our duty to contribute to the society improvement through a conduct guided by environmental concerns and a policy of integrated and sustainable development.

Social responsibility

People as the most valuable asset

Human resources are the reason of our success, as such we seek a constant development of their skills, often providing an evolution of our organization and improved our performance as a company.

Cutlery producers, flatware with democratic design, innovation

Table cutlery made in Portugal placed over 72 countries