Transportes Heitor & Carlos, Lda. – THC was founded in December 1998, with 100% national capital, and is located in Arruda dos Vinhos, Maia, and Seixal.

Dedicated to the transport of goods by road in Portugal and Europe, its services include logistical support to integrated distribution chain activities.

We are based in Arruda dos Vinhos and have facilities in Maia and Seixal.

In November 1999, we founded Cotraf, Lda., for the specialized transport of refrigerated products.

Food safety in transport is decisive to the state of integrity and quality of the final product, and Cotraf has the means to comply with the increasingly high level of demand by the final consumer, in order to guarantee quality and safety in the final result.

As Cotraf is an integral part of this chain, it assumes a daily commitment to carrying out the transport and distribution of the products of its clients in compliance with all the hygiene and food safety requirements, to prevent contamination and spoilage.

We have a team of qualified professionals in the area of transport, with continuous training, who are able to provide a global solution to our clients’ needs.

We invest in information technologies as a support for all the commercial activity and logistics of the company. We aim to offer our clients a quick, precise response, with quality service.

Our sustained growth is the result of solid partnerships with our clients, and we face the future grounded on the same values.



Our mission is to implement technical transport and logistics solutions that exceed client expectations and enhance the creation of added value for all our partners.


  • Continuous improvement

  • The valorization of our employees

  • Integrity and loyalty

  • Client-oriented service

  • Proactive approach

  • Respect for the environment



THC – Transportes Heitor & Carlos, Lda. is a company dedicated to the transport of goods by road in Portugal and Europe, and its services include logistical support to integrated distribution chain activities.

To achieve sustained growth, THC pursues a business strategy in the medium/long term, promoting the importance of the ability to respond to service requests and the quality of the transport service, relying on production efficiency, quality, and image.

Since our customers are fundamental parts in our sustained growth, their satisfaction is crucial through the fulfillment of their requirements and the agreed conditions. In line with this objective, we promote the personal and professional valorization of our employees, based on their training, motivation and participation.

In order for the management of THC to be carried out in regard to quality, it is essential to reinforce the involvement of all its clients, employees, and suppliers. This means the latter must be qualified and committed to the quality of the products and services provided.

THC's Management also undertakes to ensure that its Quality Management System responds to the requirements of clients and other stakeholders and to the development and continuous improvement of its services, complying with all legal, statutory, and regulatory requirements. In addition, it assumes compliance with all the requirements of its QMS and the continuous improvement of its effectiveness.

In line with what has already been stated, it is essential that our objectives be adequate and achieved.

THC's Management defines and disseminates its Quality Policy, committing itself to its suitability and to its understanding, implementation and safeguarding by its employees, providing all the necessary means.