The Textile-Kontakt Group, a large retail and industrial groups on the light industry market in Ukraine, has launched a sewing factory in Lubny (Poltava region), which will make overalls, the company has reported on its website. “This is the fourth platform of the company, focused on implementing complex orders,” the company said.
As reported, the holding’s sewing factories operate in Kyiv, Chernihiv and Odesa. The production capacity of the new factory is 90,000 sets per year. It is planned, in particular, to sew military field and summer uniform sets, as well as uniform sets with special properties (fire-resistant, water-repellent).
According to the company, the new factory can implement government orders for the supply of uniforms and workwear for the Ministry of Defense and the National Guard of Ukraine, Ukrzaliznytsia, airports and nuclear power plants.
The press service told Interfax-Ukraine that Textile-Kontakt invested about UAH 4.5 million in the new factory. “The fabric for sewing will be basically ours, and the threads are completely ours (the Barva trademark). We want to create a closed production cycle,” the company said.
A total of 97 people have been employed at the sewing production facility in Lubny today. Textile-Kontakt was founded in 1995 and today represents a holding company that combines various areas of assets: wholesale and retail trade, the import of fabrics, accessories and home textiles, as well as tailoring of special clothing (including military uniforms).
Yaroslav company (Kyiv), specializing in production of textiles and bedding, has opened Krolevets sewing factory (Sumy region), which specializes in sewing women’s shirts, pajamas, and workwear.
According to a report by Krolevets City Council on its Facebook page, the factory already employs about 100 people, but in 2019, with the opening of another shop, it is planned to increase the number of employees to 300 people.
At present, in particular, the factory is fulfilling an order for sewing jackets for the workers of Nova Poshta.
“It’s nice that in such a difficult time, despite the legal regime of martial law in the territory of Sumy region, new enterprises are opened,” Head of Sumy Regional State Administration Mykola Klochko, who was present at the opening of the factory, said.
The director and owner of Yaroslav company, Oleksandr Barsuk, previously reported that the company annually invests about $1 million of credit funds in equipment and modernization of production facilities.
The main specialization of the company is production of bed linen, blankets, mattresses, goods for children, kitchen textiles.
In 2017, the revenue of Yaroslav was UAH 354 million (in the first quarter of 2018 almost UAH 91 million).