Throughout this journey, Têxtil Nortenha has established its code of conduct:
- Maintaining the traditions of trust and ethical practices established internally within the company for the last 70 years;
- Merging tradition and the future sustainability & Innovation;
- Precise and made to last garments;
- Collaborative work throughout the team and its clients;
- Resilience in achieving goals and overcoming adversity;
- Focus on environmental sustainability;
- Constant daily improvement.
Expand our business and establish the company as a reference manufacturer of premium quality products.
Responsible and transparent communication with all our clients and business activities, being recognized as a reliable manufacture partner with a diversity of products for men, women and children whilst maintaining fast delivery rates.
Adapting quickly to the innovative trends of the fashion market.
Émile Henry founds Têxtil Nortenha in Porto, a small textile agency that exports fabrics to Africa.
ETN HISTORY TIMELINE
Demobilized from the war in Mozambique, the young engineer Carlos Branco is hired by Nortenha as a first commercial for market expansion.
Carlos Branco becomes head of commercial department.
Nortenha first set foot in the industry by buying Cortel, a shirt factory in Santo Tirso, under the impetus of its managing director, Carlos Branco.
Carlos Branco takes control of Nortenha by buying the company.
Acquisition of Imatex, a vertical industrial company with weaving, dyeing, finishing and garment manufacturing, based in Avidos, Famalicão.
As a result of the merger between Imatex and Nortenha, Empresa Têxtil Nortenha SA was born, the flagship of a group that, in addition to Cortel, also includes Neivatex (which makes blouses and shirts), Norvi (which makes homewear) and Nortextil (which makes bathrobes).
China's accession to the WTO radically changes the global competitive landscape of the textile trade.
Euro begins to circulate, replacing the escudo.
On February 4, Carlos Branco dies at the Avidos factory of Têxtil Nortenha, which is now run by the second generation, his children Inês and Paulo.
2013 - 2024
Inês Branco and Paulo Branco interpret the new catechism of the textile business. They redesigned the production layout and knew how to find a way other than the price to keep the company alive and relevant.
Despite the fact that the world won't stop shaking with bad surprises - the Covid pandemic, the war in Ukraine, inflationary tensions and the conflict in the Middle East - at Nortenha, they are committed to a permanent effort of renovation and innovation, transforming it into a more flexible and updated factory.
PME Líder award granted to Têxtil Nortenha gives us a status that enhances the visibility of medium-sized companies and serves as a seal of our reputation and incentive in the pursuit of business dynamics that contribute to the creation of sustainable wealth and social well-being.
Every year, we develop two collections to serve as inspiration for the designers of the brands we work with, bringing added value in terms of exclusivity and quality service.