FILASA arrises as one of the national references in its sector. This is a result the efforts and competence of generations of workers that knew how to transmit the winning formula that we need to improve, in order to face new challenges ahead. This culture, shaped with very different areas of experience and expertise, represents FILASA’s main capital, that transmits a strength capable of making it able to stick to a winning path in a challenging context at home and internationally. We must there for prove ourselves worthy of this past, and show the ability to project a new road ahead, based on the strict values which have enabled the Group to consolidate itself as exemplary in its dealings with the community and environment.
Creating maximum benefit for our customer is not just about offering excellent quality. More importante is a commitment to continuous improvement in both quality and process, which are the keys to creating long-term customer satisfaction. The constant pursuit of excellence in quality and constant improvement in system and process and process lies at the work philosophy of FILASA.
Today, Filasa boasts a solid base of experience of more than 30 years, a well-established customer portfolio, and a platform of advanced technology, which has been built up and developed continuously over the years. The combination of vertical integration, fast response to customers’ needs, international quality products and an effective high-level technical team, enables us to be on a leading position in the textile industry.
FILASA - Fiação Armando da Silva Antunes S.A., began in 1986 and quickly became an important reference in the spinning sector, in Portugal and abroad. Synonymous of product quality and service, FILASA focus its strategy on customers, for who develops solutions, which allows creating value and new solutions for a market as demanding as textile nowadays.
Part of Lasa Group, a leading European home textile Group, FILASA is inserted in an industrial area of about 30.000 m², where we have several sectors, as spinning, twisting, dyeing, space dying, logistics warehouse , energy cogeneration and WWTP (Wastewater treatment plant).
FILASA firmly believes that enterprises, much like common citizens, play a most important role in society and in protecting the environment. As such, FILASA has always invested in practical measures to promote social development and to lessen the impact on the surrounding environment and community.
The Jorge Antunes Foundation is an important instrument of social responsibility for Filasa. It is a private institution of social solidary that promotes activities and projects aimed at cultural, educational and social development of the community in which it operates.
Filasa is equipped with dyeing equipment and the latest generation textile ennoblement, resulting in a reduced ratio of liters of water used per kg of processed product. The production processes are constantly optimizing and chemicals used are highly biodegradable. Split collectors allow a selection of the wastewater to be conducted to a pre-treatment station where they are launched to the municipal collectorSIDVA and the other part may be reused in the industrial process, after treatment in the MBR biological process (Membrane Bio – Reactor/ KUBOTA). Filasa uses the sustainability measure of the four R’s, reduce, reuse, recycle and re-educate.
With regard to social and environmental responsibility, in addition to GOTS certification, OEKO TEX and the production of special yarns with organic cotton, Filasa was the first company in Portugal to join the BCI initiative (Better Cotton Initiative) which aims to improve world cotton production practices.
As an energy intensive consumer, FILASA’s environmental concerns were materialized on an advanced Cogeneration energy engine powered by Natural Gas. This combined heat and power station, produces energy in form of electricity, steam and hot water, all clean resources spent by FILASA’s production sectors and which are obtained with minimum CO2 emission levels.
R&D is a key area, and that is in the genesis of most new products, FILASA is in the process of its certification according to the R&D norm NP 4457.
A high-level technical team with recognized experience, having at their disposal the most modern laboratory equipment, ensures constantly new ideas to feed the needs of a market always waiting for novelties.
Part of the quality requirements are all the tests we subject our products. The objective is only one – deliver satisfaction and the best quality to our clients.
FILASA’s large production capacity requires a very well organized logistic operation, for that we have full equipped automatic warehouses with permanent inventory control.
In order to extend our range of products and to provide open-stock service, in tune with the needs of our clients, FILASA has introduced yarn trading, which serves as a production complement and intends to provide the best ratio between value and variety of choice.