WHO WE ARE?
Ongoing investments in solutions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. By investing in the latest technologies, we have reduced the power consumption required to power our numerous equipments by at least 50%.
With the clean energy we managed to avoid around 176 TonCO2 emissions per year.
Production of solar energy with 1501 photovoltaic panels installed in the company facilities.
The entire footwear industry is evolving but the soles even more so, as they are setting the trend for every cutting-edge shoe.
The pursuit for quality, efficiency and innovative solutions is growing stronger, and while many predict this industry is becoming global, the high-fashion industry demands trendy yet extremely light and sustainable products.
Our distinctive features are shown in every detail and all over our company: a wide range of products, a great sense of teamwork and human resources with a vast experience in this industry.
Here at Vapesol, we strive for perfection, always according to our customers’ purpose. Our goal is to “open the door” to everyone who wishes to place themselves according our philosophy: to be the best of the best.
Discover our journey through history
Team: 15 employees;
Production capacity: 2000 pairs/day.
Production capacity: 8000 pairs/day.
Acquisition of equipment for the production of soles in TPU;
Team reinforcement and growth: 33 employees.
Production capacity: 11000 pairs/day.
Investment in Renewable Energies: installation of photovoltaic panels on company premises.
Team reinforcement and growth: 52 employees;
Production capacity: 13500 pairs/day.
Production capacity: 17500 pairs/day.
Team reinforcement and growth: 79 employees.
Production capacity: 19500 pairs/day.
Production capacity: 20000 pairs/day.
Pedro Pereira joins the commercial team of Vapesol. This is the second son of the founder to join the company.
Creation of new services: gluing of different materials (EVA with TPU);
Acquisition of equipment for handmade soles operations;
Team reinforcement and growth: 98 employees;
Start of work towards Environmental Certification;
Member of SATRA, COTEC and PIEP Associate.
Start of production of Vulcanized Rubber
Acquisition of Laser Machine
Acquisition of new equipment for the EVA sole production sector that will triple the daily production capacity
Acquisition of new equipment that will enable the company to reinforce its focus on the production sector for HANDMADE SOLES
New EVA soles production unit, with an area of 1200 square meters and a production capacity of 3000 pairs per day.
Vapesol was distinguished with the certification of the Environmental Management System, according to NP EN ISO 14001: 2015.
In 2021, Vapesol started implementing the RCS – Recycled Claim Standard.
It has 150 employees with a total production capacity of 25,000 pairs per day;
The year 2022 is marked by major investment in the samples section where VP invested + 1 million euros to produce TR, TPU and EVA samples;
2022, VP begins a 12-month partnership with Instituto Kaizen in order to implement new work methodologies;
EVA unit increases daily production capacity to 4000 pairs per day;
Granting health insurance to all employees in 2022;
Placement of 666 solar panels in the EVA unit in 2021 and 2022;
In total, Vapesol currently has 1501 solar panels in the two units.
Vapesol starts doing pad printing work.
In 2023, Vapesol creates the comfort soles brand Be´ Kloud.
António Macedo, SoftIdeia
António Salazar, CEO KANKURA-SALAZAR, Lda.
Paulo Pinto, IBERSHOES