Paupério "Paupério Biscuits Factory" emerged in the 19th century as a partnership between António de Sousa Malta Paupério and Joaquim Carlos Figueira. In 1874 the company took the name "Paupério e Companhia" and dedicated itself to the produce and trade of bread and biscuits. In 1974, the company celebrated its 100th birthday. Today, the business is managed by the fifth generation of the Figueira family, maintaining a range of shortbread biscuits made with the same recipes used since the company's establishment. The technology used is still low tech. Some of its devices are museum pieces in themselves.