About Us

The origins of Carité Calçados Lda, go way back to the year of 1986, at the time João Teixeira began activity self-employed providing stitching services. Starting with only 4 employees, the work developed and the quality of the services provided, allowed him to have as clients the most important shoe factory in the Felgueiras area.

In May of 1990 Carité was founded, having as its CEO João Reinaldo Cunha Teixeira. Acting until than providing only shoe stitching services, in 1994, gave another step further to becoming a shoe company with its own product, starting to produce a complete product, even though only under hiring.

Meanwhile, the continuous growth led to the need to increase the available area, parting the headquarters into three distinct buildings, separated geographically and that we're grounded floors of habitational buildings, therefore having no conditions for the industry.

At the end of the year 1994, the necessary conditions were met for its development, more specifically talking of headquarters and acquiring basic equipment with the most modern technologies available at the time.

Betting on a high quality product and an aggressive commercial attitude, since 1995 that Carité betted on the international markets, exporting the total of its production to a range of clients made of big international brands, that acquire the footwear with its own brand.

This attitude allowed for a sustained growth of volume of deals, that surpassed the mark of 10 million dollars in 2009.

This way, following a strategy that looks towards acting in a segment of the high end market, with high demand regarding the quality and the materials while fulfilling delivery dates. The company through continuous investment in new equipments of production and the recruitment of specialized personnel hopes to overcome the difficulties that lie ahead.

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Thus, the company was growing, in a gradual but continuous way from year to year, reaching such high values, regarding the number of job opportunities - inconsistent with the political structure that he had.
 

 

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1990


Carité is founded, it begins with 85 workers producing 600 pairs a day.

2000's


Technological Overhaul ( CAD-CAM systems, cutting knives system, dynamic warehouses,etc) & investiment in staff specialization.

2012-13


Due to continuous growth, two factories are open in Celorico de Basto (20km from Felgueiras): Topikrelevo I & II

2015


Certification of the norm NP EN ISO 9001-2008 (Quality) pela empresa APCER

2016


A factory is open in São João de Madeira (South Part of Porto) specialized in feminine footwear: BRADA Shoes.

2016


A unity of pre-fabricated soles is open.

Dez. 2017


A new investment is made, in this case in a direct injection system.

2018


Certification of the norm NP EN ISO 9001-2015(Quality) and NP EN ISO 14001-2015 (Enviorenment) by SGS.

2018


Arda is inaugurated in Castelo de Paiva creating 85 new workstations.

2020


Carité completes 30 years of history.

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30 years of History

 Carité celebra 30 anos de história.  

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Carité sets an example for european researchers regarding ecological design

 Carité sets an example for european researchers regarding ecological design.  

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JReinaldo launches new collection under the name of JRSneakers

    JReinaldo launches new collection under the name of JRSneakers  

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Carité begins production of Safety Shoes

  Carité begins production of Safety Shoes

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Carité produces for Adidas

  Carité produces for Adidas  

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Betting on our own brands

Betting on our own brands    

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ICSAS PROJECT

ICSAS PROJECT  

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The Famest Project

FAMEST PROJECT  

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Out there searching for orders

Out there searching for orders

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Where Are We


Rua Nicolau Coelho nº2729
Sendim

4610-909 Felgueiras
PORTUGAL

GPS: 41.1547099, -8.6551989

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Contacts

Tel. +351 255 310 660
Fax +351 255 310 669
info@carite.pt

 

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