In addition to quality, efficiency is the other permanent mantra in Carjor’s activity, the children’s clothing manufacturer that exports 100% of its productions, and every year reinvests a good part of the company’s revenue in new equipment, on research and in planning, in order to keep doing better and faster. In this cycle of permanent renovation, two new looms have just been installed, while two others are on the way.
Faster and more agile, the new looms, “are like the difference between running and walking”, exemplifies the CEO, Honorato Sousa, whose aim is not to manufacture more, but more efficiently.
A lesson he learned precisely in Switzerland, in an internship at a loom manufacturer after having completed the Production Engineering course at Universidade do Minho.
Along with the faster looms, Carjor was also the first Portuguese company, and one of the first in Europe, to use the complete piece Knit Wear technology, with which produces full seamless pieces, and has a state-of-the-art machine park.
From a technical point of view, the company can also manufacture all kinds of structured products – plow, braids, left stitch or seed stitch -, jacquard, intarsia and fully fashion, with a daily production capacity of two thousand pieces.
Founded in 1969, by Jorge and Alice Sousa, Carjor exports 100% of its production to markets such as Italy, France, Spain and the USA, having as clients the best brands of children’s clothing.
With a team of around 80 workers, turnover has been between 3.5 and 4 million euros in recent years.