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Centenário

Founded 1941 in Portugal
Based in São João da Madeira

At the beginning, the manufacturing was totally handmade, exclusively to the Portuguese market. The shoes were blake made. In 1984 a new industrial warehouse and the purchase of modern equipment was made. 50% of the production went to other European markets and the other half locally.

During 2003 new goals had to be achieved. The production increased, always keeping high quality standards. 90% of the production went to European Market and the remaining to national market. The manufacturing warehouse was enlarged to double. The company invests in high technology equipments.

In 2005 A new phase began with the implementation of Goodyear Welted Shoes.

Location

São João da Madeira, Portugal

Founded

1941

Construction methods

Goodyear welted, Blake

Product ranges

RTW

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