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 […]

MAS Excels at the Presidential Export Awards 2016

MAS won five significant awards at the recently concluded Presidential Export Awards, organized by the Export Development Board (EDB). The awards presented by President Maithripala Sirisena at the BMICH, recognised the contribution of MAS to the Sri Lankan economy as a key exporter with the following accolades. The Highest Value Added Exporter of the Apparel Sector – 2014 – MAS Intimates The Highest Foreign Exchange Earner  of the Footwear & Leader Product Sector – 2014 – MAS Fabrics The Highest Value Added Exporter of the Footwear & Leader Product Sector – 2014 & 2015 – MAS Fabrics The Highest Contributor from the Regions […]

Prym Intimates becomes world’s first apparel accessory firm to adopt Chemical Leasing

Prym Intimates, which is a subsidiary of apparel giant MAS has just announced the successful launch of a chemical leasing model to treat its waste water. The project follows the business model innovation launched by MAS Active Linea Intimo last year who became the world’s first company to innovate the UNIDO approved model of chemical leasing in their waste water process. Following Intimo’s success, several more facilities within the MAS group have tested the concept on their own. The objective was to explore ways to reduce the overall chemical footprint and to cut down on the use of hazardous chemicals. […]

Executive Education and MAS Partner to Develop Leaders in Asia

 Darden has found a kindred spirit in new partner organization MAS Holdings. One of the world’s most recognized design-to-delivery solution providers in apparel and textile manufacturing, Sri Lanka-based MAS Holdings is a community-focused organization dedicated to providing a sustainable working and living environment for its more than 82,000 employees in 48 manufacturing facilities across 15 countries. Part of MAS’ dedication to its workforce includes developing responsible, ethical leaders, which has helped lead to the partnership with Darden Executive Education. Darden Senior Director Larenda Mielke first connected with MAS Holdings after they conducted an extensive search for top executive education providers in […]

MAS Partners with Flex on Wearable Tech

MAS Holdings and Flex might not be household names, but their customers, which include the likes of Speedo, Nike, Reebok, Victoria’s Secret and Lululemon, certainly are. The two companies today announce a partnership that signifies major momentum from apparel and accessories companies toward developing wearable technology products. Flex, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, is a large electronics manufacturer for global brands across industries from health care to automotive, and MAS is a Sri Lanka-based apparel technology company. The two today shared that they will formally work together to streamline the process of developing new technologies and products. Flex vice president of […]

MAS Active named Top Innovator by Apparel Magazine

Apparel Magazine (apparelmag.com ) a USA based monthly publication, is the No. 1 voice and authority for leading apparel brand, retail and manufacturing executives. In its 9th annual “Innovator” special issue, MAS ACTIVE has been recognized as a truly innovative organization in the industry, one that has demonstrated exceptionality through an IT-related implementation, product launch or for executing an outstanding business strategy. MAS Active was commended for the IT systems developed (Intello Buy and Intello Cut ) in collaboration with its strategic business partner Threadsol Pvt Ltd. The main objective behind the project was to reduce material costs by optimizing […]

Global Recognition for MAS Legato

The dynamic team at MAS Legato was awarded the “Best Process Improvement and Innovation”at the Shared Services and Outsourcing Network (SSON) Australasian Excellence Awards 2016. SSON’s annual Shared Services Excellence Awards represents achievement on the highest level for shared services operations globally and are presented at their flagship regional events. The Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON) is the largest and most established community of shared services and outsourcing professionals in the world, with over 100,000 members.