An AIP delegation, led by José Eduardo Carvalho, and comprising two AEBB representatives, visited, on June 25, the companies Twintex and Paulo de Oliveira. For the president of AIP, "the purpose of these visits is to witness the appreciation and congratulations to these exporting companies, which not only survived but created a basis for their development, as well as evaluating projects and joint actions of interest to the business fabric" .
Family company, founded in 1979, Twintex - Indústria de Confecções, Lda, with a factory in the city of Fundão, exports 100% of its production to 21 countries, whose customers are the largest international fashion leaders. Currently with 380 workers, it specializes in high quality women's and men's clothing. In September 2019, it inaugurated a Logistics Center, with 4,000 m2, in which the fabrics that are sent to the four cutting machines installed there are received. The delegation was received by the founder, António Mineiro, accompanied by Bruno Mineiro and Mico Mineiro, who inherited the administration of Twintex. “Although we are still living through a very delicate moment, it is in these moments that we invest and that we all have to have the foresight to think that this is a phase. We took the opportunity to prepare the company for the future. We managed to make some investments in technology and bet on efficiency”, stated Bruno Mineiro at the time.
At the textile company Paulo de Oliveira, which, together with Penteadora (acquired in 2000) and Tessimax (since 2003) constitute the Paulo de Oliveira Group, the delegation was welcomed by Paulo Augusto de Oliveira, Group administrator. Founded in 1936, it integrates all stages of production, from spinning, weaving and dyeing, to finishing. Textile Paulo de Oliveira started exporting in 1964. Today it exports over 90% of production. It is the largest wool fabric producer in the Iberian Peninsula. Sustainability is one of the company's bets. To this end, it installed wastewater treatment plants and solar panels to meet its own energy needs.