Abilio P. Carneiro & Filhos, Lda
Z.I. Monte Grande; Rua Padre António Vieira, nº 63
4505 - 316 Santa Maria da Feira Fiães
Abílio P. Carneiro & Filhos Lda., also known as Calçado Lisete (Lisete Shoes), was set up in 1962, although the company had existed as a sole proprietorship business since 1927.
The objective of the company has always been the production of shoes and it has chosen to maintain the status of a medium-sized, family run company. The business has continued to be successfully run by the family, as is shown in the historical data, after several alterations to the articles of association. The 4th generation is at present involved in the company’s daily management.
1989 saw the company’s internationalization, with exports representing 99.5% of the turnover. The main export destination was the European Union market; however, other countries such as Russia, Switzerland, New Zealand, and South Africa have also begun to have some relevance.
The company received the PME Excelência prize and PME Líder prize in 2001, 2007, 2010 and 2011, respectively, and has since then been showing an increased evolution which has, in turn, enabled it to provide a quicker and more efficient answer to market demands. Investment has, in recent years, been especially focused in the modernization of the productive structure through the acquisition of more technologically advanced equipment, the optimization of procedures, the computerization of management in all areas, as well as the promotion and advertising of the products and company.
In a scope of greater demands, the continuity of the company strategy has become vital for the improvement of its competitiveness, a strategy which is based on innovation, product differentiation, quality guarantee, organization, productivity improvement and response capacity.