Being based in Portugal has its advantages of course, not least the beautiful weather for us to ride our bikes in. There are also some good things about running a business from Portugal and selling direct into northern Europe and elsewhere in the world – it is one of the lowest cost manufactures in Europe as well as being one of the leading producers of high end sports clothing, with many of the top cycling and tri brands now making their kit in Portugal. This means that we are able to make premium custom cycling and triathlon kit at very reasonable prices, making us one of the most competitively priced suppliers of high end kit in the custom sector.
Recently with the bedlam that has been going on in the Eurozone, led by our good friends the Greeks, the value of the Euro has collapsed against the good old British pound. So in the last 6 months, the Euro has fallen from less than 1.20 to the pound to today reaching nearly 1.42. This means that our British clients will be paying around 20% less for their orders now compared to mid 2014.
There has been a lot of clothing coming in from China recently also and they have not been able to benefit from this collapse in the value of the Euro, so it means that Portugal is now the place to buy top quality kit at bargain prices!