ITL Intelligent Label Solutions has partnered with Poppy’s Knitwear Pvt Ltd to set-up of an ITL service bureau within Poppy’s Tirupur manufacturing plant.
The facility, which will have the capability to produce rotary printed care labels, heat transfers, variable data labels including barcodes and RFID, will be managed by ITL.
It will also have the capacity to produce all of Poppy’s Marks & Spencer labelling requirements along with other requirements.
“In order for Poppy’s to remain at the forefront of knitwear supply to global brands and retailers, it’s essential for us to create a vertically integrated supply chain and we see the on-site production of labels and packaging as a pivotal part of this. This partnership with ITL will allow us to further improve lead times for our customers and provide a level of flexibility and agility that our competitors cannot match”. – Sakthivel Kaleswara Vignesh, MD, Poppy’s Knitwear
Poppy’s is one of India’s largest knitwear manufacturers with a knitwear turnover is US $ 50 million, an annual turnover of US $ 120 million and an impressive customer portfolio including M&S, Mothercare, Next and Carrefour.
“Providing customers with best in class availability remains at the forefront of ITL’s strategy and we are committed to being as close to needlepoint as possible. Usually, our network of wholly owned service bureaus are able to provide ample coverage for the industry’s increasingly globalised sourcing needs but we recognise that on occasion, logistically, there will be an additional need for us to align especialy closely with the requirements of our customers and manufacture their requirements to order on site inside their operations.” – Chris Currie, Head, Global Manufacturing Operations and COO, ITL