MAS US Holdings, Inc. Receives Approval from US Commerce for Foreign Trade Zone Sites in Siler City and Asheboro

MAS US Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary company of Sri Lankan-based apparel and textile manufacturing company MAS Capital, was approved by the U.S. Department of Commerce for a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) sub-zone with sites at their Siler City and Asheboro locations. Once activated, the company can bring imported components or products into their facility and reduce, eliminate and/or defer tariff payments until the imports leave the facility. MAS US Holdings’ subzone is a distribution center, meaning imported products will be held for distribution to customers. MAS US Holdings’ application is indicative of a growing interest in the benefits and competitive […]

How MAS silently grew a forest and turned an economic zone green

In 2013 MAS had a choice to save or build on a 10-acre patch of overgrown land inside its 165 acre Fabric Park in Thulhiriya. The plot was a golf course in its earlier life but over the years but had become overgrown with iluk and manna grass. MAS’s management took a deep dive into the ecological impact of the park and decided to convert the 10 acres into a man-made analog forest, mindfully deciding against developing or building in that space. Image 1-Thuruwadula is now a growing forest of 14 acres For months MAS environmental teams supported by Dr […]

MAS recognised as ‘Exporting Conglomerate of the Year’ at the Presidential Export Awards 2018

MAS Holdings made history by being recognized as the ‘Exporting Conglomerate of the Year’, as the overall award was introduced for the first time to appreciate and celebrate export excellence by a Sri Lankan corporate at the Presidential Export Awards 2018. At the same event, MAS Intimates was honoured with the coveted ‘Exporter of the Year Award’ as well as also receiving the Overall Awards for ‘Net Foreign Exchange Earner’ and ‘Contributor from the Region to the Export Supply Chain’. In addition to the four overall awards, MAS walked away with two Sectoral Awards, the ‘Highest Foreign Exchange Earner – […]

MAS Holdings mount solar panels across their manufacturing plants in Sri Lanka

  MAS Holdings (Pvt.) Ltd., the region’s number one design to delivery apparel and textile solutions provider, recently announced the launch of its pioneering renewable energy drive ‘Photon’. Implemented in line with the group’s key environmental goals, Photon will see the installation of 24 rooftop Solar PV Systems covering an extensive 2,000,000 sqft, spanning from Kilinochchi to Koggala. Following the successful launch of its 1 MW Solar PV System at its facility in Thulhiriya in 2015, deemed at the time as South Asia’s largest rooftop PV installation, the apparel conglomerate has set its sights on steering one of the largest […]

MAS Holdings Makes a CleanChain Connection With ADEC Innovations in Journey Toward Elimination of Hazardous Materials

Leading Apparel Manufacturer Gains Unprecedented Visibility & Progress Towards Eliminating Hazardous Chemicals Throughout Global Operations. MAS Holdings (MAS), a leading manufacturer of intimate apparel, sports, swim and performance wear, has invested in CleanChain, a software solution from ADEC Innovations, in its quest to be a zero toxic manufacturer. CleanChain, an ADEC Innovation, will be used by the group to manage chemical use throughout MAS’ global manufacturing operations and supply chain. As part of its zero toxic commitments, MAS needed a process and reporting system that provided inventory registration and management, usage tracking and dashboard views for each of their facilities […]

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 […]