Vulcabras has been operating for over six decades in the Brazilian footwear sector. The Company uses all the knowledge it has already acquired, allied to the constant search for innovation to bring the Brazilian consumer the best proposal for technologically developed products and for the practice of sports. During this period, the Company consolidated itself as the largest industry in the sports footwear sector in the country and became the manager of leading brands in their respective segments, such as Olympikus, national champion in tennis sales, Under Armor, third largest brand of articles sports in the world and Mizuno, the brand that believes in the value of sport and supports the journey of everyone who gives their best regardless of who they are, level and type of sport. In addition, the company also has in its portfolio Boots Vulcabras, a brand aimed at the industrial sector and which combines the highest technologies in comfort and durability. It produces safety boots for workers in hospitals, mining, steel, agribusiness, civil construction and several other sectors.
This expertise began in July 1952, with the constitution of the Companhia Industrial Brasileira de Calçados Vulcanizados S.A., in São Paulo. A manufacturer of leather shoes with vulcanized rubber soles, one of its first icons was the Vulcabras 752, whose name was a reference to the month and year of the Company’s foundation. Vulcabras’ business model also ensures significant competitiveness, resulting in better customer service. The Company operates in all stages of the production process, from research and development to production and from marketing to sales to retailers.
The shoes produced are found in stores all over Brazil, with a large sales team that serves more than 10 thousand customers throughout the country and in more than 20 countries, especially in South America. Consumers can also find Olympikus, Under Armor and Mizuno on their online channels. There are more than 800 new models per year, designed and developed in one of the largest shoe technology and development centers in Latin America, located in Parobé – RS.
The products are manufactured in two modern factories in the Northeast, in Horizonte/CE and Itapetinga/BA. The Company’s administrative centers, in turn, are located in Jundiaí – SP and São Paulo – SP. These five units in Brazil directly employ more than 14.5 thousand workers. There are also two branches and distribution centers, in Peru and Colombia.
Vulcabras, in addition to mastering the process, knows how to transform itself. Based on the harmony between these values in its daily life, the Company works with a strategy of portfolio diversification and expansion of its base in South America. The focus is on business continuity, constantly seeking innovation and improvement