The Research and Development activities involve experimental work in order to obtain new knowledge so that they can be used in the systematic development of new products.
TESTING AND APPLICATION OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND MATERIALS
A pair of shoes is only presented to customers for marketing after being tested. Each technology and each material incorporated in the product is pre-tested.
RESEARCH OF NEW TRENDS
Nowadays, comfort footwear is no different from regular footwear in terms of design incorporation. Keeping track of fashion trends is a key to adding value to products.
DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH
In addition to new products, development and research involves innovation in the production processes and constant customer satisfaction. Hard, thorough and always unfinished work.
ACO SHOES LABORATORY
In a global and competitive market, the Group ACO SHOES stands out for its vertical production system, which starts at the ACO SHOES Laboratory. It is in this discrete but very efficient structure that we study the new trends, create new products and apply new materials. Always seeking to fulfill our mission better as producers of quality comfort footwear, based on raw materials and the latest technological processes.
The development of new materials, components, footwear and advanced functionalities requires the study and creation of methodologies and tools to support and validate the characteristics proposed for the ambitious solutions.
The constant focus on technological innovation and the development of new products and solutions for consumers has been one of the keys to the Group´s success.
ARMINDO COSTA Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of ACO - Fábrica de Calçado, SA