The company was established in 1978, in Merelim de S. Paio, holding the founder’s name, Manuel da Cunha Gomes. At the time, its main commercial activities were household appliances sales and electric storage water heaters manufacturing.
A short time after being established, in 1980, it expanded its activities to include arcade machines renting, an activity on which the company grew during the following decade.
From 1990 onward, the company ceased trading with household appliances and electric storage water heaters. Under a new name, Jogos Andreia - Exploração de Jogos, Lda., it shifted its activity solely to arcade machines rentals, making available simulators, arcade video games, pool tables and Land Gaming for coffee shops, bars, arcades, recreation centers and commercial spaces. Later on, the activity also included a vast array of cranes and prize machines fitted for the market’s demands.
Subsequently, on 8th July 2002, following market evolution and having in mind the necessary adjustments every business goes through nowadays, the company changed its name to Jogos Andreia - Exploração de Jogos, S.A.
By the end of 2003, and taking into account the broadening of its services, the company also added vending machines to its rental opportunities, fitting into the market as an alternative to the usual coffee break, fulfilling the needs of clients and employees in business spaces by offering quality products which also improve working environment and the clients’ companies public image.
Late 2005, the company relocated to its new facilities in Tenões, Braga.
Given its growth into new business areas, particularly the catering business, in July 2008 the company’s name changed once again, now to Andreia S.A.
In 2016, since the company’s core business had been changed, a rebranding gave it a new identity, with a new logo and corporate image.
Vending machines rentals became, in time, Andreia S. A.’s core business. On 15th November 2018, its Quality Management System was certified by the norm NP EN ISO 9001:2015 in the scope of the “Supply of Drinks and Food Produce through Vending Machines, including Implementation, Catering and Maintenance”.