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.Contacte-nos
Carité Calçados is founded, starts with only 85 workers producing 600 pairs per day.
Technology modernization (CAD-CAM, knife cutting systems, dynamic warehouses, etc) & investment on specialized personnel.
Due to the continuous growth, two more factories are built in Celorico de Basto (20km from Felgueiras): Topikrelevo I & II.
NP EN ISO 9001-2001 certified (Quality) by the company APCER.
A factory is opened in São João da Madeira (southern part of Porto) specialized in footwear for women: Brada Shoes.
A prefabricated sole production unit is assembled.
A new investment is done, this time in a direct injection system.
NP EN ISO 9001-2015 (Quality) and NP EN ISO 14001-2015 (Environment) certifications made by SGS.
The factory Arda is inaugurated in Castelo de Paiva creating 85 new jobs.
Carité celebrates 30 years of history.
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