Despite the difficulties and constraints that affected the sector, in 2021 Carjor textile registered its second-best result ever, growing above 15%. “It’s a great achievement, especially because we’ve been reducing staff and costs, and we still keep growing. It’s all about efficiency gains”, explains the CEO Honorato de Sousa.
Created in 1969, and always devoted to the manufacture of outerwear for children, Carjor is a family company that exports 100% of its production, and has made a decisive and consistent bet on stabilization and productive improvement.
Honorato Sousa, production engineer and the second generation at the head of the company, is proud to explain that he is not concerned with prices, competition, producing more or winning new customers. “The goals are set. We work with solid customers in the long and medium term, and our goal is to produce more efficiently, that is, making the most of time and of our installed capacity. We don’t want to produce more, we want to be more efficient”, he reinforces.
With a growth only surpassed by the one achieved in 2016, and a turnover close to three million euros, 2021 is the company’s second-best year ever. “On our scale, it’s a huge achievement. However, it has been a very difficult to achieve due to the increase in production costs, especially gas, energy, transport and raw materials”, explains the CEO.
A result that can be explained by the growth of some of its main customers, in France and Italy. “We’ve never had so much demand. They are big brands, with a strong technological component, and that have grown a lot online while keeping their entire traditional business”, explains Honorato de Sousa.
A feat that also encompasses the pursuit of circularity and sustainability goals: Carjor manages to produce the same quantity with fewer resources, less waste and less consumption.