MAS Holdings launched a new venture by acquiring the assets of BAM Knitting (Pvt) Ltd., a leading fabric manufacturing and finishing operation in Sri Lanka. MAS Holdings takes the majority stake in the new venture, with BAM Knitting as its joint venture partner. This investment further enhances MAS’ capabilities in the knitting, dyeing and printing space for cotton fabrics and expands its backward vertical integration on the island.
The new joint venture will benefit from the technical resources and expertise of MAS, following the appointment of MAS specialists to key roles in the company, as well as MAS’ vast global experience in apparel and textile manufacturing. Significant synergies are expected from the acquisition, including production capacity enhancements and collaborations on new product developments.
The investment is part of MAS’ strategy to further strengthen operations in Sri Lanka, from where the company sources 50% of its raw material requirement, as a key hub for complex apparel products. As part of this strategy, MAS will continue to optimise and grow its capacity in Sri Lanka, focusing on aggressive productivity improvements and increased agility.