Carvema Têxtil has just finished renovating its machine park, a 3.5 million euro project started in 2019, and which also included the investment in production automation. The next step is renovating the company’s infrastructures.
“Altogether, we bought 32 machines with jets ranging from 300 to 1,200 kilos and that allow Carvema to be highly operational and flexible in terms of response time”, explains André Carvalho (photo), representative of the third generation in the company’s management.
The project also involved the modernization of the company’s colour laboratory and kitchen. More than growing or increasing production, the goal is to upgrade the company’s response capacity. “From now on, Carvema will only grow in quality, not in size or quantity”, guarantees José Carvalho, one of the administrators of the family business founded by his father and two uncles in 1974.
Dedicated to textile dyeing and finishing, the company recently expanded its activity to supplier of finished knits with the debut of the Bloomati brand, which exports nearly 100% of its production, and is conquering the market at a surprising speed by offering a premium product and innovative solutions in terms of functional, ecological and sustainable finishes. In just two years, it already represents close to 10% of Carvema’s turnover, having won distinctions in practically all the trade shows it attended.
Founded in 1974, Carvema reached eight million euros in revenue in 2019, currently employs 154 people, and occupies a covered area of around 46 thousand square meters.