Saitex opens a new facility in the US
Saitex announces the opening of its first facility outside its Vietnam birthplace. Saitex USA, located in the heart of the American denim industry in Los Angeles, CA features state-of-the-art manufacturing technology with energy and resource-efficient machinery.
Saitex announces the opening of its
first facility outside its Vietnam birthplace. Saitex USA, located in the heart
of the American denim industry in Los Angeles, CA features state-of-the-art
manufacturing technology with energy and resource-efficient machinery.
Recognised as the “Cleanest
Denim Factory in the World,” Saitex has expanded its vision and
capabilities globally, to produce locally in the US. Los Angeles has long been
the denim hub of the US, but change has been slow to come to the established
brands and factories in the region. During the long months of the pandemic
Saitex heavily invested in building the first-of-its-kind facility with the
latest innovative laser cutting, semi-automated sewing, robotic spraying, 3D
laser detailing, and futuristic one-step wash machines connected to a
state-of-the-art water recycling system.
The hard work has resulted in the
“Factory of the Future” an ever-evolving example of the
manufacturer’s forward-thinking, meeting decades of denim-making expertise
supported by the most dynamic approach to environmentally responsible apparel
The manufacturing technology
implemented allows for an automated supply chain ecosystem at speed using
interconnected ordering and costing with shorter lead times, giving the Los
Angeles facility a competitive advantage. Through the use of its Cloud-based
digital Platform as a Service (PaaS) Saitex’s Speed to Market” system
provides a conscious approach to inventory management and a trajectory towards
“made to order” capabilities. Speed to Market” offers online
garment design, collaboration, and manufacturing custom garments at scale,
sustainably, and fast.
“Saitex USA is another step in
our journey, providing an opportunity to bring sustainable manufacturing and
jobs to the United States, a first step in re-evaluating and reinventing global
supply chains,” said Sanjeev Bahl,
CEO, and Founder of Saitex.
The challenges of the pandemic did
not stop Saitex from completing not only the LA factory, but also continuing
work on its state-of-the-art fabric mill in Vietnam enabling Saitex to create a
unique, fully sustainable, vertical manufacturing system. With a team led by
industry veteran Kathy Kweon, as USA President, the LA factory has recruited
the best of the industry to work at Saitex in Los Angeles.