In 2018, the Paulo de Oliveira group recorded an 80-million-euro sales volume. Based in Covilhã with a commercial division in Biella (Italy), the group encompasses three industrial companies – Paulo de Oliveira, Penteadora and Tessimax –, with an industrial area of 130 thousand m2, where roughly 1,200 workers make 12 million metres of fabric each year.
If he were Minister of Economy, he would move the ministry to Porto – claims Duarte Nuno Pinto, P&R Têxteis CEO, the company from Barcelos who made the sports equipment for Olympic medal winners Usain Bolt, Nelson Évora and Fernanda Ribeiro
The only way to evolve is to always be one step ahead, anticipating the customers’ needs. We know we can’t keep focusing our energy in easily replaceable products – warns João Mendes, 38, the administrator of A. Sampaio & Filhos, a leading knitwear company that closed 2018 with a turnover of 23 million euro
“We don’t shut the door on the possibility of owning more brands. We’re alert and prepared to grow, but for now the number one priority is to consolidate what we have” – states Ricardo Fernandes, 58, the Cães de Pedra Group’s CEO.