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Founded in 1956 as a family business, Pontes Indústria de Cera, a member of Pontes Group, is the oldest and most well-known carnauba wax manufacturer in the market.

​For more than 60 years, four generations of the Pontes family have worked to show their value and respect for the importance of tradition in both family’s business dealings as well as in their participation in the local community. With respect for the traditional knowledge of carnauba community in mind, the company is always striving to identify the latest technology and innovative processes to support its customers with the highest quality of products and services while promoting economic development at the local level.

Long-term partnerships based on trust and respect are also at the core of Pontes’ business. The company believes strong relationships enhance collaboration and broaden benefits for everybody involved.

HISTORY

1956

1956

Established in the State of Ceará by its founder, Liaderson Pontes.

1960

1960

Pontes Indústria built the production site in Fortaleza.

1971
The company was taken over by Domingos Pontes.

1971

The company was taken over by Domingos Pontes.

1995

1995

Lara Pontes assumed the role of the president of Pontes Indústria.

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2003

Pontes Group opened a new production site in Piauí.

Tradition, Integrity and Excellence

Production sites located in the two most important carnauba wax production regions: Ceará and Piauí. The strategic locations guarantee access to the high quality, unaltered raw material.

Under the trademarks of Starlight and Prime, Pontes Indústria de Cera’s carnauba wax is commercialised on 5 continents.