In 1982, Marcelino da Rosa and Maria de Fátima Fernandes established a family company devoted to the manufacture of shirts. At that time, the production was just electing the National Market.

In 1986, the commitment with quality and innovation leads Giliana to an innovative manufacture process - the garments were constructed from raw fabric and were subsequently dyed. This step enabled Giliana to stand out from the National competitors and, spreading over the market, it started exporting almost 90% of its production, mainly to Europe. It now produces exclusively for the international market - U.S.A., Europe and African Countries.

The headquarters, with a total area of 8500 m2, are located at Guimarães city. There is another production unit with 4600 m2, in ViIa Verde (15 km from Braga) and it is only dedicated to the production process. Giliana relies on the contribution of 190 workers.

In 2001, the company changed its articles of incorporation and it became an anonymous society and at the same time increased the capital stock to 1.000.000,00.

The quality of Giliana’s products is distinct. When buying a product made by Giliana, the customer gathers the heritage of 28 years of experience.

Indeed, Giliana keeps surpassing customer's expectations on the manufacture of its products.


In 2000, Giliana was certified by APCER according to NP EN ISO 9002 standard.

In 2003, Giliana got the quality certificate issued by a new entity - SGS - according to NP EN ISO 9001 standard.



GILIANA is a major export company with a global presence. The company is present in several European, American and African markets. The main ones are identified as follows:

  • Germany
  • France
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • England
  • Netherlands
  • Cape Verde
  • Angola
  • USA

Quality Policy

It is Giliana's policy to provide its customers with the highest quality products and services that meet the specifications, quality standards, and applicable regulatory requirements.

For this, Giliana continuously seeks to improve the quality of the services that provides the optimization of available resources and the effectiveness of its Management System, with the following commitments:

Concern about the production of products that meet the needs of their customers, exceeding their expectations regarding the quality;

Training and sensitizing the collaborators to an active participation in the dynamism of the quality management process, ensuring that all promote continuous improvement and use it effectively.

Establish strict and fair partnership relations.

Have a responsible action towards the Environment to SHST and Society in General.

Download ISO 9001:2015


GILIANA offers a varied portfolio in the area of clothing, in particular the services where the company is certified and which are identified as follows:

  • Apparel Clothing Confectionery
  • Marketing of Accessories for Uniforms


Giliana is headquartered in Guimarães, a historic city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Guimarães is located 52 km away from Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport.

Using the current network of motorways, you can get to Guimarães from Oporto in about 30 minutes.

Take the motorway A3 towards Braga until you reach A7 motorway, follow A7 towards Guimarães.

Once you have reached Guimarães, please view this map for detailed directions.

Giliana is in Mesão Frio parish.

From Guimarães centre, please follow towards Fafe, according to the directions of this map.

From motorway A7 exit, please follow the ring road, towards Fafe.

Giliana, S.A.
Rua Nossa Senhora de Fátima nº.90
Mesão Frio, Ap.191
4811-234 Guimarães/Portugal
Lt: 41ª 27'24'N
Lg: 08ª 15'41'W
Tel.:(+351) 253 43 91 00
Fax.:(+351) 253 43 19 26