MAS begins biodiversity battle with 25,000 acre habitat restoration drive

Armed with a plan to grow and protect habitats in 100 times the space it occupies MAS Holdings has already covered over 500 acres across 27 locations on its mission to preserve Sri Lanka’s unique biodiversity and eco systems. MAS Holdings mapped its sustainability goals in 2016 and made three clear commitments in its quest to drive sustainable manufacturing in Sri Lanka As one of the world’s most recognized design to delivery solution providers in the realm of apparel and textile manufacturing and also the largest apparel and textile manufacturer in South Asia MAS has pledged to take radical climate […]

MAS Augments Supply Chain with Best Pacific Joint Venture

As part of a strategic evolution that would further strengthen and advance its supply chain offerings to the world’s foremost fashion brands, MAS Holdings (Pvt) Ltd (“MAS”), via its direct wholly-owned subsidiary, signed a joint venture agreement with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Best Pacific International Holdings Limited (“Best Pacific”), to further elevate the expertise and capabilities of Trischel Fabric (Private) Limited (“Trischel”) in producing warp and weft knitted synthetic fabrics in Sri Lanka. This significant joint venture between MAS and Best Pacific, one of the world’s leading one-stop solutions providers in the synthetic textile industry, allows MAS and Best Pacific […]

Hellmann and MAS establish “Hellmann MAS Supply Chain Ltd” (HMSC) as a new joint venture in contract logistics and 4PL in Sri Lanka

From left: Tania Polonnowita Wettimuny – Managing Director Hellmann Sri Lanka, Bart de Vries – Global Chief Operating Officer Air & Sea Hellmann, Deshamanya Mahesh Amalean – Chairman MAS Holdings, Shirendra Lawrence – Chief Operating Officer MAS Holdings. Hellmann Worldwide Logistics and MAS Holdings establish the Joint Venture “Hellmann MAS Supply Chain (HMSC)” in Sri Lanka by combining Hellmann´s existing contract logistics business in Sri Lanka and in-house logistics activities of MAS. With the formation of the new JV, the existing HWL business in Sri Lanka transitions into a focused air and sea unit, whilst the new JV will provide […]

MAS recognized for Sustainability efforts with multiple awards at Presidential Environmental Awards

It’s tough for large scale companies to implement sustainability efforts across their organisations but that has not stopped MAS Holdings from trying. Having integrated sustainability into the core of its business, MAS Holdings has demonstrated that a “Change Inside” that resonates at a personal core is probably the best way to tackle sustainability issues. This approach was recognized by the Presidential Environmental Awards this week where MAS took 7 of the top awards in both the Apparel and Textile sectors. 7 of the MAS facilities applied and was recognized for their efforts and their commitment to sustainability from having basic […]

MAS Holdings brushes up on paint partners in non-toxic journey & teams up with JAT Holdings for chemical leasing deal

Best known for being the world’s first to introduce the chemical leasing model for waste water treatment in 2015 MAS Active Linea Intimo has now signed on with JAT Holdings for a first of its kind chemical leasing deal that will see JAT teams providing a paint service instead of simply selling a product. Reaffirming its long standing commitment towards environmental sustainability and uninterrupted support for innovation MAS Active joined forces with the National Cleaner Production Centre (NCPC), the national co-ordinating and regulatory authority of Chemical Leasing in Sri Lanka, to forge a tri-partite agreement with JAT Holdings, Sri Lanka’s […]

Riding the Learning Curve of an incredible Summer Internship

The MAS Holdings, Dialog Axiata and HEMAS Holdings Summer Internship Programme drew to a close on 18th August 2017 at the Dialog Auditorium amidst good cheer. The eight-week programme offered interns valuable exposure to experience-based training, competency building workshops, familiarization with the three participating companies, interaction with distinguished corporate heads, industry-related projects and a CSR initiative to raise money towards the Ayati Trust Sri Lanka. The 21 interns who were selected for this highly-coveted summer internship programme were handpicked from amongst a pool of over 2,000 applicants hailing from leading local and international universities. This Summer Internship programme has attracted […]

MAS Intimates Unichela Panadura Celebrates 30 years of Excellence

On the 16th of August 2017, MAS Holdings celebrated its 30th anniversary. A USD 1.75 billion organization with over 88,000 employees and 50 facilities in 16 countries today, it all began at Unichela 30 years ago, with just 26 sewing machines and 60 employees. 1986 was a milestone year, when Mahesh Amalean met Martin Trust, the then President of MAST Industries (USA), and a partnership was sealed on a handshake, giving rise to Unichela. Soon, Mahesh was travelling to Columbus, Ohio, to persuade Victoria’s Secret to buy lingerie manufactured in Sri Lanka – a product that was unheard of in […]

A Pilgrim’s Plastic Footprint and a Pilgrimage to Clean it Up

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Every year over 2 million people make the 2,200 meter climb to the holy peak of Sri Pada and leave behind a mountain of trash. For the last several years environmental teams from MAS facilities across Sri Lanka have been making the same journey as soon as the season closes, but for a different kind of journey – to clean up this massive trail of trash. Each year these small teams collect over 500 kilos of trash on every climb. In March this year MAS began a conversation with Rhythm World to participate in a massive project at the close […]

Truly Global – MAS is now operational in the Americas

MAS Holdings took a significant step recently, as it sealed its commitment to become the first Sri Lankan Apparel Group to commence manufacturing in the United States. MAS Holdings will achieve this through the acquisition of the business operations of Acme McCrary Corporation, which is established in North Carolina. Its Western Hemisphere Organisation will operate in four locations. Existing manufacturing facilities in Asheboro, North Carolina, USA and Choloma, Honduras will be upgraded, and complemented by a brand new facility in the Caracol Industrial Park in Northern Haiti. In addition the collaboration includes a Distribution Centre, also in Asheboro. The four […]

MAS HOLDINGS COMMITS TO THE ZDHC ROADMAP FOR A NON-TOXIC FUTURE

MAS Holdings becomes the latest apparel and textile manufacturer to become a value chain affiliate of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group, as it works to move the industry towards a goal of zero discharge of harmful chemicals to the environment by 2020. Becoming the first company from Sri Lanka to join the ZDHC programme is a step taken deliberately by MAS to achieve its vision for a zero toxic future for the apparel and textile industry. Headquartered in Sri Lanka with 50 manufacturing facilities placed across 15 countries, design locations in key style centers across the globe […]