Alexandre Brito Gouveia (the grandfather) has established one of the first apparel Portuguese company - Brialex,
focused on winter products as anorak’s and parka’s. Until 1978 has lead the Portuguese
market in such products.
Carlos Guimarães Brito (2nd generation) has established is own plant – Eurofato - to produce fused suits under its own brand (Charles Guy) which reached the
leadership in Portuguese Market in late 70’s.
Davion has been created in September 1993. DAVION was brought up aiming the Private Label market,
specialized in half-canvas suits, gaining immediately clients such as Massimo
Dutti that remains one of our main stakeholders. Heritages more than 40 years of men’s garments manufacturing based on the Italian tradition of half canvas suits.
The trading operation for fused suits moves us to subcontract in Eastern Europe.
The trading operation reaches other garments besides suits and made-to-measure product starts to make its first steps.
At the end of this year, and based in the quality of its product, constructed in full canvas or half canvas traditional base methods, Davion begins to offer to its clients made-to-measure garments unique to each end consumer, allowing its retail clients to offer this personalized service in their stores. In this way some personalities like David Beckham, José António Camacho, Jurgen Klinsmann, David Bowie, Pierce Brosnan, Morgan Freeman and Robbie Williams dresses with Davion personalized suits.
Begins the spreading of clients network in new geographic markets with a strong growth namely in the UK market.
Granted new important clients and new markets as Mozambique, Australia and Brazil are reached.
Considerably expands its presence in international markets reaching countries like USA, Netherlands, Hong Kong,
France among others.
At the end of this year begins a big, structured and definitive strategic development of its new product line, Made-to-Measure, with the aim to deliver this service to the market in a personalized way and with an effective time-to-market within this segment.
A presence in Brazil was consolidated with the creation of a local company, Euroexis - Comércio,
Importação e Exploração Lda - with the intention to be the cornerstone for the commercial development of Davion in this country. In this same year in Portugal was also created an holding for managing shares of all companies of the group, named Medbiz SGPS.
Never ceased to be a familiar type company, Mário Brito, Carlos Alexandre Brito and Pedro Brito (brothers) never slowed business footsteps of their ancestors and led the business in recent years, expanding and nurturing it, having reached a turnover of € 28M in 2012 and establishing as one of the references in European garment industry in Made-to-Measure half-canvas suits. The Davion's products and services are constantly evolving, and at this time they are known as a high quality standard.