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The origins of Carité Calçados Lda, date back to 1986, when João Teixeira started his activity as an individual providing services in the footwear sewing area. Starting with a small staff (4 people), the work developed and the quality of the service provided, allowed it to have the most important footwear factories in the Felgueiras area as customers, performing sewing services on footwear.
Thus, the company grew, in a gradual but continuous way from year to year, reaching such values – namely in terms of the volume of employment – which was not compatible with the legal structure it had.
Thus, in May 1990, Carité was created, with João Reinaldo Cunha Teixeira as managing partner. Acting until then only as a service provider in the sewing area, in 1994, it took another step towards becoming a footwear company with its own product, starting to produce the complete footwear, although still and only under subcontracting.
However, the continuous growth of the activity led to the need to increase the available area, dividing the facilities into three different buildings, geographically separated and which were the ground floor of residential buildings, therefore without any conditions for industry.
Em finais de 1994, criou as condições necessárias ao seu desenvolvimento, mais especificamente na área de instalações e na aquisição de equipamento básico com as mais modernas tecnologias.
At the end of 1994, it created the necessary conditions for its development, more specifically in the area of installations and in the acquisition of basic equipment with the most modern technologies.
This attitude allowed for sustained growth in turnover, which exceeded 10 million euros in 2009.
Thus, following a strategy that seeks to operate in a medium-high market segment, with high demand in terms of quality in terms of the materials used and compliance with delivery deadlines, the company has sought, through continuous investment in new production equipment and recruitment of technical cadres to overcome the main difficulties that arise.Contact Us
Carité is founded, it begins with 85 workers producing 600 pairs a day.
Technological Overhaul ( CAD-CAM systems, cutting knives system, dynamic warehouses,etc) & investiment in staff specialization.
Due to continuous growth, two factories are open in Celorico de Basto (20km from Felgueiras): Topikrelevo I & II
Certification of the norm NP EN ISO 9001-2008 (Quality) by APCER
A factory is open in São João de Madeira (South Part of Porto) specialized in woman's footwear: BRADA Shoes.
A pre-fabricated soles production unit is created.
A new investment is made, in this case in a direct injection system.
Certification of the norm NP EN ISO 9001-2015 (Quality) and NP EN ISO 14001-2015 (Environment) by SGS.
Arda is inaugurated in Castelo de Paiva creating 85 new workstations.
Carité completes 30 years of history.
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