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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 […]

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 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 […]

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 Excels at Presidential Export Awards

Recognising its unstinted contribution towards the Sri Lankan export economy, MAS Intimates was awarded four Export Awards at 21st Presidential Export Awards ceremony held recently, under the patronage of His Excellency President Maithripala Sirisena. MAS Intimates won special awards for Sri Lankan Exporter of the Year, Highest Employment Provider of the Year in the Export Industry, Highest Net Foreign Exchange Earner and Best Exporter in the Apparel Sector for year 2011. The gala event was organised by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) to recognise export performances from 2010 – 2013. The selection criterion was based on company contributions […]

MAS Recognises the Empowered Women of the Year 2015

MAS’ hallmark women’s empowerment programme – Women Go Beyond (WGB) – rewarded its exceptional female associates at the Abhimani Empowered Women of the Year Awards Ceremony 2015. The awards ceremony recognised the efforts of MAS women who have overcome great challenges in order to achieve excellence, while balancing a successful career and personal life. Winners were chosen from the female associates of the 72,000 MAS workforce and their achievements were evaluated by a panel of eminent personalities representing areas including personal development, career guidance and entrepreneurship. This year’s ceremony awarded 42 empowered women from MAS manufacturing facilities in Sri Lanka, […]

Kumar and Mahela Named Brand Associates of MAS

  Colombo, Sri Lanka – MAS Holdings, South Asia’s leading manufacturer of intimate apparel, performance wear and swimwear and the official clothing partner for Sri Lanka Cricket, signed up the legendary cricketing duo Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene as its brand associates. This partnership will see the cricketing icons play an active role in a series of empowerment initiatives with MAS. Kumar Sangakkara is a former Sri Lanka Cricket Captain and multiple time recipient of the ICC Cricketer of the Year and ODI & Test Cricketer of the Year Award, while Mahela Jayawardene, is a former Wisden Cricketer of the […]

IFC funds $ 28 m for MAS to boost expansion, innovation

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is lending $ 28 million to Sri Lankan apparel manufacturer MAS Capital Ltd. and its subsidiaries to support the group’s expansion and innovation plans. IFC’s long-term loan will provide additional capital for MAS to expand its product portfolio and boost exports. The group is expected to create more jobs, predominantly for women. MAS Chief Executive Officer Sharad Amalean said: “This association is a significant milestone for both the company and the country. The apparel industry in Sri Lanka is at the forefront of innovation and growth, and MAS continues to push boundaries […]

Presenting an inspired tradition to Kilinochchi

MAS Holdings presents their 25 year tradition of “great working places” to the North of the country, as two major Divisions formalize plans to build manufacturing facilities, MAS Intimates Vidiyal and MAS Active Vaanavil, in Kilinochchi. The names of the facilities themselves,Vidiyal, meaning “dawn” and Vaanavil signifying “rainbows” aptly symbolize MAS Holdings’ thinking behind this venture. Like the “rainbow” which is a collaboration of colours, MAS’ passion is to unite communities and work together in the area to herald a new phase in the development of the region. At maturity Vaanavil and Vidiyal together hope to provide employment for approximately […]

An Unforgettable Summer

The MAS Holdings, Deutsche Bank and Dialog Summer Internship Programme concluded on the 15 August 2012 at the Dialog Future World Academy. Students from the 2012 internship batch made presentations to the Boards of the three companies which included Deshamanya Mahesh Amalean (Chairman – MAS Holdings), Rohan Rodrigo (Country Head – Deutsche Bank) an Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya (Group Chief Executive – Dialog Axiata) Out of seven thousand applications, twenty three students were selected for this six week programme which included experience based training, competency building workshops, familiarization to the three companies, meetings with distinguished corporate heads, industry related projects and […]