In the beginning, when Albino Gonçalves founded Albino Gonçalves and Co., the company only imported decks, while manufacturing general stationery. Some years later, however, the company began to produce its own decks and adopted the trade name Companhia Paulista de Papéis e Artes Gráficas – Copag.
Much has changed since the old lithographic machines were used in the manufacture of playing cards at the start of the twentieth century and the company s factory in Manaus, inaugurated in 1987, now operates with the very latest in equipment. Determination, expertise, technology and, above all, a constant concern for the human aspect of the business, are part of daily life in Copag, a company that has continually excelled by maintaining its cutting-edge position.
In order to ensure it provides modernity, innovation and creativity in products and production methods, Copag employs a team of expert professionals to conduct focused market research. In 2005, this know-how led to the Cartamundi Group (world leader in the playing card segment) acquiring 50% of the company and further extending brand visibility.