The industry is definitively back on the political agenda throughout Europe. At the dawn of the 4th industrial revolution, several countries, namely European, got mobilised to define priorities so as to make their companies better adapted to the global market. This is precisely the path that Portuguese footwear has followed for more than 20 years. The industry’s connection to universities and centres of intelligence and knowledge, like the Technological Footwear Centre (the most modern in the world), has helped companies to acquire a broad range of knowledge and, due to this, to present technical and technologically advanced solutions that can amaze people, even in the most demanding and sophisticated markets. For a very long time, the Portuguese footwear industry has used knowledge accumulated over generations and state-of-the-art technology to provide a quick response capability with no parallel in the world. In this way are be better prepared to respond to today’s challenges. An industry geared towards the future, but which does not ignore its roots, its traditions and cultural and artistic heritage, was the starting point for the foundation of Portuguese Soul five years ago. This essence remains today. The industry, meanwhile, has evolved, continuing its process of modernization, maturing itself and becoming sexy and, in this way, is increasingly one of the major references in the world.
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Those are the figures of 2016 First Quarter
402 million €