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About

The company

Becri - Malhas e Confecções, S.A. is a mass clothing manufacturing unit, first established in 1983 in Barcelos. Our operation in the textile industry is focused both on the national and international markets.

The competencies of Becri's human resources are the cornerstone of its sustained growth, whose know-how has been contributing to consolidate the company's position in the market throughout the years. Consistently involved in ongoing training, our people possess all the necessary knowledge to fulfil our clients' requirements.
The company's strategy is led by Innovation and ongoing investment in new equipment to meet the needs and requirements of the services we provide. Ongoing investment allows to optimise profitability enhancing the quality of our products, thus fulfilling the company's main goal of providing a quality service, always in compliance with the determined times and prices.

History

Becri
1983

Becri - Malhas e Confecções S.A. began its activity in 1983,

at a time when it was composed of five partners and fifteen employees. Aiming at the national market, it operated mainly as a knitwear manufacturer subcontracted by other companies.
1983

Following a share split and transfer in 1986,

Becri began being run by only two managing partners.

1986

In the year of 1987 Becri stopped working merely as a subcontractor, and began selling directly to the domestic and foreign markets.

This was the year Becri earned its first overseas client, from the United Kingdom. As the company grew, so did the number of employees, as it doubled its staff.

1987

The year 1994 brought consolidated growth,

as the company finally conquered its place in the domestic as well as in the foreign market. Such growth entailed a necessary change of facilities into a pavilion in Alvelos, with about 800 m2.

1994

In 1996 the number of partners grew to four.

The company increased the working space to around 1800 m2, with the consequent remodelling of equipment, infrastructures and technologies – with special mention to the refrigerating system in the production area and the construction of the changing rooms, on-site medical office and cafeteria.

1996

As a result of the investment and restructuring measures taken, the company continued to grow in 2000.

2000

Eventually reaching a staff of 85 employees by 2004.

2004

In spite of the crisis that shook the textile industry, in 2005/06 Becri - Malhas e Confecções S.A.

managed to retain renowned clients and prepare for the future, guided by clear business goals.

2005/06

In 2007 Becri was awarded the status of PME (Small and Medium Companies) Leader by IAPMEI,

the Portuguese Institute Supporting Small and Medium Companies and Innovation, integrated in the Fincresce Program. Facilities were extended and remodelled, now occupying 3000 m2, with the creation of the raw material warehouse and modernisation of equipment, the computer network and the cutting room, by purchasing new spreading machines.

2007

The company is guided by a growth-focused strategy, leveraging on in-house know-how and a good reputation among its clients.

All growth efforts will be made towards the foreign market, improving service levels and our relationship with current clients, while also striving to conquer new clients as well as new markets.

Seeking to reorganise its structure and human resources, Becri - Malhas e Confecções S.A. began working with external consultants, with the purpose of optimising information systems, improve planning and implement methods and times.

Becri - Malhas e Confecções S.A. values its staff, considering its employees one of the pillars of the organisation. Accordingly, the company takes pride in providing a sound working environment and ongoing professional training so everyone can access the proper tools to contribute to the company's success, sharing the values that characterise the organisation.

2016
2016





Quality

Our company is organised and sustained upon quality tools, ensuring we remain focused on our clients' needs and continuous improvement. Process optimisation guarantees greater efficiency and use of information systems, ERPs, implementation of methods and times.

At Becri we wish to establish and maintain solid and trustworthy relationships with our clients, striving to become a privileged partner in their businesses.
As part of our working philosophy, we believe flaws are an opportunity to improve in an ongoing learning process, leading to the implementation of corrective actions that will act as preventive measures for future occurrences.

Mission

Our mission is to manufacture products that can meet the most rigorous technical specifications demanded by our clients, by choosing the best raw materials in strict compliance with the established time of delivery.
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Vision

To continue to achieve the best performance in our business activity, translated in satisfied clients, suppliers, employees and other business partners.
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Social
Responsibility

Throughout the years, Becri has never ceased to collaborate with several social associations and institutions, promoting and supporting them with the necessary means to accomplish their purposes.

The company believes the key to success lies with its employees, for which it has been working on several areas in order to provide an optimal level of work-life balance. Accordingly, Becri has been focusing on the following areas of intervention:

  Ongoing professional training;   Protocols established with different companies for employee discount;
  On-site medical appointments;   Continuous improvement of working conditions and tools;
  Compliance with all laws and standards related to Health and Safety at Work;   The best working equipment, in terms of ergonomics and safety;
  A system of values that is shared among all stakeholders.

Our commitment goes beyond ensuring the quality of our garments – it is towards everything around us and which can be affected by our actions.