Pons Quintana, footwear manufacturing since 1953
The Company Pons Quintana was founded in 1953 in Alaior, Menorca. In the beginning it was centered on making children’s shoes but in 1956 it started producing slippers. At first, Pons Quintana only offered this model for women and it was not until later one, when they also started producing it for men. Wearing these slippers, and the appearance of the famous “Babucha” slipper, resulted in a new concept of home comfort and elegance.
In 1968 the current factory was built, incorporating more modern machinery for the assembly and fabrication of its products.
From 1975, the first commercial contacts are made with Europe. In the early Eighties, the next generation come in to form part of the company, with its founder Mr. Santiago Pons Quintana remaining at its forefront. During this new project, both Italian and French designers are taken on and Pons Quintana begins to draft a definitive and international product line.
In 1990, with the incorporation of new technologies, the large Pons Quintana family continues to grow, with more than 100 employees in the factory at this point. All of this results in an important increase in its productivity and the consolidation of its brand.
During these years of progress and prosperity is when its founder, Santiago Pons Quintana decides to retire, handing over to the next generation of entrepreneur’s lead by his children, Magda and Santiago, who have since then been responsible for the company’s current image as well as making brave bets for their firm.
Pons Quintana defines itself, today, as a company open to the world.