History

Celave , company was founded by Mr. Albano da Costa Vendeiro in the year 1979. Originally situated in Venda do Pinheiro, Mafra municipality, Lisbon District, and had as main objective the manufacture of tooth brushes, hair brushes and other Beauty and Personal Hygiene articles.

In the middle of the 80s, the company moved to new facilities to fulfill and respond to other markets beyond the national territory, where it
has been having an important and increasing implementation throughout the years. During this period the company began manufacturing brooms, brushes and other cleaning household articles.

In the early 90s, with the advent of new plastic materials with the consumers increasing demands, we felt the need to purchase new injection molding equipment and molds, which allowed us to have the autonomy and capacity to create, test and produce our own product models.

Aware to the Price / Quality ratio, Innovation and market developments in general, Celave has been increasing and diversifying its product range, taking into account the consumers increasing demandsandchanging needs.

Between 1998 and 2000, the company changed its name to CELAVE - Industry Escovaria Fina SA. A new plant facility and administrative office area located in Malveira, Mafra municipality, with a total area of ​​22,000 m2 was opened. With more than 4,250 m2 of covered area, it allowed us to respond more effectively to the sales increase.

The beginning of the new millennium was marked by another reinforced investment both in the production area where we highlight the acquisition of new equipment with higher capacity and productivity, as well as the double injection component products “Bimaterial”. In the administrative area, a new computer with higher hardware and software level system was implemented.

In 2006 we have incorporated in our production the garbage bag line, from raw material to finished product, which includes Plastic Extrusion Machinery, Printing, Packaging and Welding. The inclusion of this line in our production process, allows us now to have the versatility and ability to respond to the customer needs.

As for our customers, we have a diverse portfolio, ranging from Modern Distribution, Modelo & Continente Hypermarkets, Intermarche Group, E'LECLERC Group (Portugal and Spain) and others, along to the Traditional Trade Store.

In addition to CELAVE brand in our Product Portfolio, we also manufacture for some clients Own Brands.

Right now we are about to implement Quality Certification in order to emphasize within our customers and ensure them that full services and products have delivery quality levels that reflects the pattern that we are obliged to and recognized for.