History

It all started 50 years ago
at the door of the Sanctuary of Fatima

The history of Manulena begins 50 years ago when Manuel Pedro Custódio, a determined and ambitious man, began cycling to the door of churches and the Sanctuary of Fátima to sell the prayer candles he himself produced. Founded in 1968, he quickly made the brand grow and, from religious and lighting candles, Manulena advanced to lines of decoration, environment and more recently, to cosmetics. From father to son, the company has always grown sustainably and with high standards of excellence. This has already allowed the export to the best international brands of demanding luxury markets such as the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Germany and the United States, in an amount that already corresponds to more than half of its billing. The goal is to continue investing in technology and human resources and, thus, fulfill the mission of growing the company and preserving the name and history achieved throughout these 50 years of activity.

pedro-custodio-1968 Manuel Pedro Custódio in 1955
1968

MANULENA FOUNDATION

1990

INTRODUCTION OF MACHINES IN THE PRODUCTION PROCESS

1996

INTRODUCTION OF DECORATIVE AND AROMATIC CANDLES INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION

1997

SENSIA TRADEMARK REGISTRATION

2000

CREATION OF A NEW FACTORY AND WAREHOUSES

2006

INTRODUCTION OF MACHINES IN THE PRODUCTION PROCESS

2012

ISO 9001:2008 CERTIFICATION

2015

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE AREA OF REED DIFFUSERS. DEVELOPMENT OF THE SERIGRAPHY, PAINTING AND DECAL UNIT

2016

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE AREA OF COSMETICS

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