Heliotextil, S.A.

Heliotextil is a Portuguese private owned company founded in 1964. With a modern industrial set-up covers an area of more than 10.000 sqm employing around 110 persons.

Heliotextil creates, develops and produces solutions related to accessories to customize, embellish or functionalize different products from industry to aftermarket activities, namely: Apparel, Home wear, Workwear, Protective clothing, Sports, Shoe, Automotive, Packaging, Promotional, among others.

Along with its industrial tradition has internally Design, R&D and IT departments focused on reinforcing innovative solutions being relevant competences and distinctive factors on target markets.

Follows management practices using BSC, with clear commitment to sustainability and social responsibility, complies with several quality norms like ISO 9001, Oeko-Tex standard100, PVC free environment, among others.


Related companies

Operating as independent structures, these companies related to the business universe of Heliotextil mark a strategy of specialization in product lines and markets:

Bias binding, piping, and a full collection of accessories and fabrics on different materials solutions.

  • Telephone: 256 823 026 / Fax: 256 823 065
  • E-mail:
  • Website:
  • Address: Rua dos Açores – Apartado 33
  • 3700-089 S. João da Madeira, Portugal

Materials for the textile label industry solutions.

  • Telephone: 256 834 710 / Fax: 256 834 710
  • E-mail:
  • Website:
  • Address: Rua dos Açores – Apartado 71
  • 3700-089 S. João da Madeira, Portugal

Business and Technological solutions.

  • Telephone: 256 201 199
  • E-mail:
  • Website:
  • Address: Rua dos Combatentes do Ultramar, Nº 167
  • 3700-089 S. João da Madeira, Portugal

"Since our foundation we have adopted management practices based on continuous investment and on the modernity of the organization.

We continuously invest because we believe in our activity. We exist because we create value and we share it with shareholders, collaborators, clients, suppliers and other partners. Therefore we hold a social responsibility in employment creation, economic activity support and tax payment that contribute for the public service in general.

What drives us is to perform better and better by creating value, preparing ourselves for the challenges ahead and protecting the company’s sustainability."

sr. Alberto Pacheco HELIOTEXTIL
Alberto Pacheco Co-founder and Chairman of the board
Vídeo 50 anos Heliotextil Heliotextil's 50th Anniversary Commemorative Video

Heliotextil's corporate principles are the foundation on which our business culture is built, whose development has taken place over more than 50 years.

These principles are present in our Vision, Mission, Values and Strategic Objectives, encompass diverse aspects from environmental to socio-economic and represent the essential value of our corporate culture: protecting the future with sustainable policies.

Within the responsibilities of Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Heliotextil, we assume a management committed to the sustainability of the organizatio.


To be a reference in the market of textile accessories, by the diversity and quality of the offer, by promoting the differentiation and by creating value with the full satisfaction of our customers.


To satisfy the needs and expectations of national and international customers through a diversified offer in industrial products in the area of textile accessories, services and technological solutions related to our products and markets, creating value and adding a strong knowledge component, guaranteeing an efficient management, an adequate training of human resources and adopting the best practices in the field of quality certifications, environmental sustainability and quality at work.


  • Ethics and transparency in human and business relations;
  • Respect for the environment;
  • Appreciation and qualification of human resources;
  • Quality of products and services;
  • Proximity to the customer;
  • Operational efficiency;
  • Image and stability of the company.

Strategic Objectives

  • Profitability and value creation;
  • Valorisation of employees;
  • Clients satisfaction;
  • Technologic innovation;
  • Operational efficiency;
  • Organizational, environmental and management certifications.

Quality Policy

Ensure the maintenance and the updating of the Quality System according of the NP EN ISO 9001 and complying with all legal and regulatory requirements.

Through an efficient communication and a culture oriented to a continuous improvement, we intend to achieve excellence.

The main goals of Heliotextil are:

  • - Meet or exceed the requirements of our customers with products and services that differentiate us by diversity and technological innovation, ensuring their full satisfaction;
  • - Managing processes and resources in a controlled and goal-oriented way to improve production efficiency, thereby increasing productivity;
  • - Increase job satisfaction by motivating and training employees, thus promoting their integration and full involvement.

These objectives are essential to increase the competitive position of the company and, consequently, to its business success.


ISO 9001

"Manufacture of Labels, Heat-Transfers, Woven Ribbons, Elastics and other accessories."

OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 - 1577CIT

"Polyester woven labels (with or without sizing application). Polyester labels printed in black (offset). Elastic ribbons produced with raw and/or dyed yarns in Polyester, Polyamide, Cotton, their blends and with Elastomers (including Lycra®). Rigid ribbons produced with raw and/or dyed yarns in Cotton, Polyester, Polyamide, Polypropylene and their blends (partly finished with flame retardant substances accepted by OEKO-TEX®). Rigid ribbons dyed and finished in 100% Polyester (partly finished with flame retardant substances accepted by OEKO-TEX®). Cords produced with raw and/or dyed yarns in Polyester and Polyamide. (Based on starting materials already Standard 100 pre-certified)."

OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 - 6092CIT

"HELIOTransfers: product line SS, SP, VR, CP, PLUS, REF, RTR and TRP HN."

Certifications in progress

NP 4457

"Research, Development and Innovation."

ISO 45001

"Safety and Health at Work."

ISO 14001



"Social responsability."


Project Portugal 2020

Project nº 24567

Financial support under the system of incentives for the qualification and internationalization of SMEs. Project designation - Enhancement of international presence
Total investment - 387.134,50 € EU financial support - 174.210,53 € National public financial support

Project Overview

Heliotextil, Etiquetas e Passamanarias, S.A. applied and approved a project to Portugal 2020, Internationalization SME type, with the total eligible investment amount of € 387,134.50.

The approved application is included in the Operational Program Competitiveness and Internationalization, thematic objective "OT 3 - Reinforcing the Competitiveness of SMEs" and has as investment priority the development and application of new business models for SMEs, especially with regard to internationalization.

The investment is located in the industrial zone in the municipality of São João da Madeira, district of Aveiro.

The main objective of this internationalization project is to reinforce the international presence of Heliotextil, a highly competitive company in the subsector for the manufacture of trimmings and servicies, other textile accessories and innovative solutions for the control and security of textile articles.

Heliotextil has a leading position in the domestic market in several of its manufacturing segments - transfers, trimmings, woven and stamped labels - a position that has been built through a long presence in the market for more than 50 years, a policy of constant investments in modernization of processes, products and brands, and innovation, a position that aims to enhance.

The investment plan of this project is characterized by a broad cross-cutting nature, encompassing several activities of marketing innovation and organizational innovation.


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