Hansae, a South Korean apparel manufacturer, is establishing a new production facility in Yangon, Myanmar that aims to develop and expand its existing business especially across Europe.
The manufacturer’s second unit in Myanmar will serve its clients like Zara, H&M and Primark.
Hansae’s new facility will be having 180 sewing lines and 16 sewing workers per line and will be initially producing knit items, gradually expanding into woven.
Notably, everything in the factory from production management and planning to quality assurance will be automated with machines being maintained by using IoT.
Phase one of the project is to be completed in July (which consists of one factory), while the rest including other factories and offices is supposed to be constructed by 2021.
For the project, the company has collaborated with Steven Holl, New York-based architect who is known for his work like the mixed-use Hudson Yards development in New York, the Shenzhen Art Museum and Library and the Linked Hybrid complex in Beijing.
Moreover, the construction of facility will have special focus on an eco-friendly design.
The opening of new product facility is strategic for its European clients since Myanmar is an appealing location for companies in European Union.
And why not! Duty-free, quota-free trade access on all categories including arms and ammunition are special benefits that the country gets.
Since Myanmar has been making efforts to develop its apparel industry, which accounts for 10 per cent of the total export, the step would help them further in strengthening their foundation. Associates also claim that the nation is on its track to achieve its 10-year goal of making apparel business worth US $ 10 billion by 2024.