Sidónios Malhas, S.A. is a textile company established in the 80s focused on the production of knitted fabrics in circular looms. It is located in the city of Barcelos, more precisely in the Minho region of Portugal, where the textile industry has very deep roots. The company occupies an area of about 18,000 m², of which 12,000 cover a machine park made up of 70 circular looms with a productive capacity of around 21,000 kg/day, 63,000 meters/day.
Sidónios Malhas was established on 8th June 1984, based on the spirit of initiative and experience of its founders, Sidónio Ferreira da Silva and his son Sidónio Teixeira da Silva, adopting the legal form of a Firm.
At the time its main activity consisted of buying used machines for repair and consequent sale. While the machines were being tested the company would seize the time to produce knitted fabrics.
In 1986 the company abandoned the machinery buying/selling activity to start dedicating exclusively to the production of knitted fabrics. The company has registered a steady growth since its first day of business, in the volume of business, its facilities and number of employees.
The Board of Directors of Sidónios Malhas, SA considers Quality a key element of the company’s culture, therefore seen as a responsibility shared by all. Quality is perceived in its broader sense, as a corporate philosophy, guided towards the ongoing fulfilment of the market’s needs, achieved only with the cooperation of everyone involved: Employees, Suppliers and Clients.
The Client is the beginning of everything we do and keeping our clients satisfied is the key to the success of our business.
Our products and services are the result of our human and technical abilities and their quality is recognized by our Clients.
We believe it is essential to guarantee:
• The relevance of a compromised attitude that prevents mistakes;
• Our activities are carried in compliance with the applicable requisites, assuring the continuous improvement of processes;
• Our products and services are always profitable, made available at competitive prices and supplied at the right time and place.
The company’s current production is set at 40% in raw and 60% in finished fabrics, with plans to increase the number of finished fabrics and decrease the raw materials. So as to accompany the evolution of the market, the company has been continuously investing in the creation of new products.
• Jersey Jacquard. Electronic/Stripes;
• Rib Jacquard. Electronic/Stripes;
• Interlock Jacquard. Electronic/Stripes;
• Piqué; Jersey; Nap - w/Stripes;
• Plush; Jacquard Plush;
• Mesh; Persian Mesh.
• 70 circular looms;
• 4 inspection machines;
• 48 spindles winding machine.
In compliance with the demands of our quality policy, our laboratory is equipped with the most sophisticated quality control machines, allowing to test and guarantee the standards established by the most demanding markets. At our laboratory all raw materials are rigorously tested, thus assuring the excellence and quality criteria demanded by all our clients.
Our CAD centre is equipped so as to be able to develop any type of Jacquard knit. Likewise, we are able to develop new colour, stripe and texture combinations, always in view of keeping up with the latest fashion trends.
The weaving room features temperature, humidity and air quality control, with a further cleaning system of suspended fibres. Our machine park is modern (5 years in average) as it is constantly being renewed and updated.
Our Showroom is available to all our clients as a way to allow them to get in touch with the knit fabrics in our collection, or eventually to work together with our team in the development of new and specific products that can better suit their needs.
The Inspection department is capable of verifying both raw and finished knit fabrics, assuring all products are in compliance with the quality standards demanded by our clients.
The raw material warehouse is able to hold about 800,000 kg of yarn, at a controlled ambient temperature.