Founded in 1993, in Cluj Napoca, Romania, Jolidon gained undisputed leadership of the Romanian market of lingerie and swimwear, also becoming one of the major players of the international market.
Jolidon’s successful story may seem right out of the Hollywood movies: an entrepreneur, Gabriel Cîrlig, identified on the Romanian market after ’89 two types of products that were necessary, but not so present, namely underwear and bathing suits. He started a small business, together with a few dedicated and ambitious people. The first workshop, with 3 or 4 sewing machines, a minimum required to create lingerie, has become in 20 years a factory whose size intimidates any lingerie manufacturer in Europe.
In 1994 Jolidon branded products were being sold in over 100 stores, in 1996 their number tripled, while in 2009 Jolidon products were present in over 1400 stores, all over the country.
Year 1998 marks for the Jolidon group the opening of its first store in Timisoara and the Bucharest office. In the following ten years, the next steps were the construction and development of its retail chain in the main shopping centers of important cities in Romania or in wisely chosen locations of civic centers.
Currently, Jolidon International Group has over 2500 employees and a chain of 87 stores, in major cities and shopping centers of Romania. Moreover, Jolidon’s products are available in all major supermarket and hypermarket chains in the country.