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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.

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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.
 

Carité

Our Story

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) by APCER

2016


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

2016


A pre-fabricated soles production unit is created.

Dec. 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 (Environment) 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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 Carité celebra 30 anos de história.

 

As origens da CARITÉ, remontam a 1986, altura que João Reinaldo Teixeira iniciou a atividade em nome individual. Só em 1990 foi criada a empresa que cumpre agora 30 anos de existência.

Ao longo dos anos a Carité tem vindo a desenvolver a sua atividade produzindo calçado em vários tipos de construção para clientes internacionais. Para além disso, a Carité possui duas marcas próprias destinadas a segmentos específicos: a JReinaldo e Tentoes.

Atualmente, o grupo Carité é constituído pela Carité situada em Felgueiras, TopikRelevo I (corte/costura) e TopikRelevo II (montagem/acabamento) situadas em Carvalho (Celorico de Basto), Lançaraíz e Lunaplena (montagem/acabamento) situadas em Felgueiras. No pólo de São João da Madeira, a Brada Shoes e em Castelo de Paiva a Arda. A Carité iniciou também em 2016 a atividade de uma unidade de Solas, situada em Felgueiras. O grupo conta com cerca de 3.500 pares vendidos por dia, maioritariamente destinados à exportação.

Numa perspetiva de melhorar o seu desempenho em termos de Qualidade e Ambiente, a Carité implementou, com a colaboração do CTCP, um sistema de gestão da qualidade e ambiente sendo certificada pelas Normas ISO 9001 e ISO 14001.

O grupo Carité conta já com a 2ª geração a desempenhar funções no negócio de família, contribuindo para o bom funcionamento e sucesso desta organização.

Reinaldo Teixeira, fundador da empresa, conta-nos a história da empresa e quais as suas perspetivas para o futuro.

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Where Are We


Rua Nicolau Coelho nº2729
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4610-909 Felgueiras
PORTUGAL

GPS: 41.1547099, -8.6551989

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

 

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