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ROQ – The Company

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Located in the heart of the “Vale do Ave” region (Ave valley), S. Roque – Máquinas e Tecnologia Laser, S.A. operates in its own facilities with a covered area of approximately 270.000 sq. ft. The company prides itself on being an experienced and successful SME and has been distinguished by IAPMEI (The Portuguese Institute for Small and Medium Companies) as “Leader SME” and “SME of Excellence” for the fourth consecutive year.

National leader in its field of activity ‑ manufacture of machinery and equipment for textile printing and packaging - currently employs over 350 people distributed among its different departments.

With functional facilities and qualified and experienced professionals, S. Roque has the most advanced tools and technologies in the area of engineering, design and product development. The manufactured equipment is of its own design, developed by a highly specialized technical department to match the project specifications and aiming to qualitatively meet the demands of any partner.

Today, after conquering and solidifying the undisputed leadership of the Portuguese market, S. Roque became one of the world leaders in the field of textile printing and packaging. S. Roque manufactures an extensive catalog of different products and works with customers / partners from around the world: Spain, France, Italy, England, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Romania, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Angola, Turkey, Kuwait, India, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia, Russia, Bulgaria, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Colombia, Honduras, El Salvador and the U.S.


S. Roque has been dedicating itself to the construction of textile printing machinery for over 30 years. Although its origin is linked to the maintenance of these equipments, the opportunity to build this type of machine from scratch was quickly identified. The “Vale do Ave” region is traditionally an area that produces high quality fabrics, and S. Roque took the opportunity to create a quality product for an extremely demanding clientele.

The company was not content to serve only this market niche, and from very early on sought for internationalization. Initially, it created European partnerships for geographical reasons, and in a second phase, for cultural reasons, devoted itself to Brazilian and South American partnerships. In this millennium, it has become a global leading brand. Any market is in its reach.

S. Roque grew organically, evolving, predicting the market needs. Today, more than ever, it is not enough to have the best product in the market, providing an excellent service and having access to any point of the globe is also needed. S. Roque is proud to strive for excellence in everything it gets involved in, with a particular emphasis on seeking solutions.

In 2015 the S. Roque brand transformed itself in ROQ. In serving the needs of the 21st century, we recognized the need to create a global brand that can effectively communicate over 30 years of history, innovation, internationalization and know-how.