Procalçado S.A. was founded in 1973, and has since become a go-to resource for design, development and manufacturing of footwear and moulded footwear in the European market. The company operates the following brands: For Ever®, WOCK® and Lemon Jelly®.
The company’s strategy has focused on investing in product diversification, customer service and value creation — including heavy investment in advancing innovation.
Today, the company produces 6 million pairs of soles and moulded footward each year – with more than 400 employees.
We invest in environmental sustainability – including (i) sourcing energy from 100% renewable sources, such as photovoltaic power (utilising 920 panels that reduce CO2 emissions by 150 tons/year), (ii) operating selective separation of waste (up to 72% recovered), and (iii) employing a closed circuit water system to promote reuse. In addition, our reverse logistics system increases the life cycle of packaging by approximately 25%.
Santoni Spa is founded in 1919, and officially joined the Lonati Group in 1988. Over the intervening years, the company has continuously refined its circular “seamlesswear” knitting machines, becoming a global leader in this technology – which allows us to create products with almost no seams, bypassing the need to cut and sew fabrics that so often become waste.
Over the years, our technology has evolved to manufacture a wide range of apparel, including sportswear, medical wear, knits and outerwear. And recently, we extended this technology to enable the creation of footwear – utilising a circular knitting machine to seamlessly produce a one-piece upper with zero-waste, while incorporating a variety of weaves, densities and elasticities within a single garment that improvethe garment’s fit.
The Santoni X MACHINE
The Santoni X MACHINE was developed specifically to create seamless, knitted footwear using a revolutionary 3D intarsia technology that maps different areas of the foot to create a perfect fit, while at the same time providing a choice of unlimited patterns and colour combinations.
The X MACHINE knits a range of sustainable fibres into one-piece uppers, complete with eyelets, ready for immediate application onto the sole. What’s more, each lightweight breathable upper is produced quickly and scalably.