Founded by José dos Santos, Manuel dos Santos and Álvaro Agostinho dos Santos, the company “José dos Santos (Eugénio) & Irmãos” was created in order to manufacture and apply Natural Stones and Ornamental pieces for the various branches of civil construction.
With the sustainable growth of the company “José dos Santos Eugénio & Irmãos, there was a need to change the name to “Eugénios” mainly to facilitate the growth of the brand in the Portuguese market
In 1990 it was decided to change the company’s name to “Sogenius”
After the Benedita plant was moved to Rio Maior, the company name was changed from “Sogenius” to “Natstone Pedras Naturais e Rochas Ornamentais S.A.”. This decision was made due to the growth of the company exports, and to establish the “Natstone” brand as a synonym for the quality of Portuguese Limestone through out the world.