ECONOMYNEXT- Hong Kong based Grand Gain Industrial, has invested 3.5 million US dollars to set up a polyurethane foam bra cups manufacturing facility in Rambukkana, an official said.
“We have our manufacturing branch in China to support to localize and strategize the Sri Lankan manufacturers, “. Surain Senaratne, the Factory Manager of Grand Gain Industrial (Ceylon) told Economy Next.
“We hope to provide 600 direct jobs, along with other indirect jobs as well as there will be some food suppliers, Transporters and testers etc.”
The facility has the capacity to produce 1.5 million bra cup pairs per month and expected to produce 10.6 million pairs garments per year.
Sri Lanka is a top producer and exporter to intimate wear, and is estimated to supply 5 percent of the global demand.
Sri Lanka is also the second-largest exporter of undergarments to the USA and the EU, accounting for 10 percent of the supply to each market, according to Sri Lanka Export development board.
The country process for global brands including Victoria’s Secret, H&M, Tommy Hilfiger and Mark and Spencer. (Colombo/ Mar 7/2023)