The Jakarta Post
Publicly listed garment manufacturer PT Pan Brothers is expanding its production capacity by building new factories in West and Central Java, to reach its target of 10 to 15 percent sales growth in the next two years.
“Our company sees an increase in demand from the Asian market because of the emerging economic growth in the region,” Pan Brothers vice president director Anne Patricia Sutanto said in Jakarta on Wednesday.
The company manufactures garments for prominent brands such as Uniqlo, Adidas, North Face, Lacoste and Calvin Klein. More than 93 percent of its products are marketed to foreign markets, mostly in Asia — which accounts for 56 percent of total sales — followed by the United States (US) and Europe with 26 percent and 17 percent, respectively.
The company had allocated US$30 million for construction of the two factories, which are set to start operation in 2018 under the management of the company's subsidiary PT Eco Smart Garment Indonesia.
In addition to the two factories, Pan Brothers has allocated $5 million to build a new factory under its subsidiary PT Theodore Pan Garmindo in West Java. It will start the construction in 2018 and expects to see it operational in 2019, adding to the production capacity by 6 million pieces per year. (dis/ags)