Somelos was founded in 1958 under the name Sociedade Teixeira de Melo & Filhos Lda., dedicating itself to the production of yarns, and later on to the production of cotton fabrics. In 1971 the company changed its name to Indústrias Têxteis Somelos S.A and turned into a Corporation. Not long after, in 1974, the Dyeing and Finishing business areas became active and Somelos became a vertical company.
In the beginning of the 90’s 12 companies were created, all under one holding – Somelos SGPS – that was detained by the founder’s family.
All the companies are situated in a private industrial park, with an area of 300.000 square meters, which include several social infrastructures for the employees. Somelos looks to the future by developing its activity in demanding business areas and facing constant evolution, so it can continue to serve its clients as it has been doing for the past 50 years.
Nowadays Somelos develops its activity in the following areas:
Yarns: Through Somelos Fios, FiaFio and Mix, which produce cotton yarns and its several blends, single, twisted, simple and fantasy, for mesh and weaving.
Fabrics: Somelos Tecidos has a unique market position in yarn dyed menswear shirts. Through the quality of its collections and its commercial and technical efficiency, it has won a prominent position in the international market, and it is nowadays a reference in its sector. Using its shirts manufacturing company Guima, Somelos Tecidos can offer its clients the possibility of delivering the final product, an important contribution to our client satisfaction orientation.
Dyeing and Finishing: Somelos Acabamentos develops its activity in the finishing and dyeing of yarns and fabrics. Quality, flexibility and quick market response are factors that distinguish this company in its market.
highend fabrics, fantasy & fashion yarns, special finishings & dyeing