Fabrica ASA’s current building dates back to 1946, when the company was based in Covas, Polvoreira, in the city of Guimarães, standing out as an exporting company since 1966 to markets such as the USA, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom and continued to operate there until 2006.
In 1999, ASA is fully acquired by LAMEIRINHO – Indústria Têxtil, SA This acquisition strengthens LAMEIRINHO as an international reference company in the home textile area and consolidates its recognition in the national market through the portfolio of brands it now holds, namely the ASA brand, one of the company’s greatest assets, and which remains one of the reference brands in the Portuguese market. As LAMEIRINHO is the market leader in the area of home textiles and already with great international projection, it ends up absorbing, in an integration and restructuring process, the human resources of ASA.
Since 2006, the entire production process started to operate at the company’s facilities in Pevidém, with ASA’s facilities being used as a warehouse and also as space for one of the GROUP’s Outlet stores. In 2011, these facilities become the target of an industrial conversion project, changing their name to Fábrica ASA, allowing the creation of spaces under the “RE-MADE BY YOU” concept, to boost business platforms and creative synergies.
The recovery of this space has an absolutely “mystical” environment from a manufacturing era with history and cultural wealth … now associated with current events and a strong artistic projection.
Based on this concept, in 2012, an important hub of the European Capital of Culture was installed at Fábrica ASA, with projects and activities of cultural and artistic interest. Nowadays FABRICA ASA is a multifunctional space, with offices, commercial stores, restaurants and leisure spaces … where anything can happen!