The Portuguese Association of Building Material Traders is the entity that represents, in our country, the construction materials trade sector. It is an employer and business association, with public utility status (given by order of the Prime Minister of 22 March 1994, published in the DR, II Series, of 04/09/94), whose origins date back to 1954 , when the North Building Materials Warehouses Guild was created.

APCMC's mission is to defend and represent the interests and legitimate aspirations of the sector it represents. It is, therefore, the privileged interlocutor with bodies and agents, public or private, which, directly or indirectly, maintain relations with the sector in the most diverse spheres (economic, social, political, and institutional).