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Excellence Rankings Featured Company

IN FOCUS: Epic Group

A Hong Kong based garment manufacturer ranked in several Excellence Categories in 2022

RANKINGS 2022
ExcellenceBusiness ExpansionCommended
Excellence EnvironmentalCommended
Excellence InnovationCommended
Excellence SocialCommended

The Verdict

Epic Group is a Hong Kong based clothing manufacturer with facilities across Asia, Africa and the Middle East. It is ranked this year in several Excellence categories including Business Expansion, Environmental, Innovation and Social.

The company has expanded its manufacturing base during the research period with plans for further expansion in Bangladesh and for new state-of-the-art facilities in India, Middle East, and other parts of the world. In Bangladesh the company is investing in a ‘Factory of the Future’ which includes automation through features such as digital stitching machines and mold prevention machines; greater use of standardised components; the creation of product clusters; and the installation of solar panels. The company is also founding a centralised washing and effluent treatment plant, a new dyeing and printing facility and a facility dedicated to denim.

Epic also invested in its processes including developing a bespoke Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) tool and overhauling its RFID tracking through the use of chips and tags and rolling out an SAP platform to help with employee management including coaching and the tracking of KPIs. The company also overhauled its expenses practices and treasury management.

In regards to environmental initiatives, as well as upgrading facilities, as mentioned above, Epic has also partnered with CleanKore to advance sustainable denim through water and chemical reductions. The company has also reduced water use overall through methods such as installing new machinery and greater use of captured rainfall, and is changing its fibre mix to more sustainable alternatives.

The company’s social initiatives include partnering with the Asian University for Women to offer undergraduate courses to selected female employees and offering internal training through Epic University. Epic also partnered WaterAid Bangladesh to improve access to clean drinking water for its workers and with VisionSpring to offer screening for vision issues.

“The company has also reduced water use overall through methods such as installing new machinery and greater use of captured rainfall”

Profile

For decades, Epic Group has been a key player in the apparel industry – first as a major textiles trading house, then as a leader in sourcing quality fabrics, and since 2005 as a state-of-the-art manufacturing company with facilities in Bangladesh, Vietnam and Ethiopia. Our evolution speaks to our core principle – to relentlessly pursue better.

This means that we are dedicated to seeking out ever higher standards in everything we do, from world-class apparel manufacturing and design services to innovative machinery that enables us to reach increasingly better environmental sustainability targets.

By combining speed, efficiency, technology, design and innovation we meet ever-changing market trends and our customers’ demands with unfailing reliability.

Our services include a cutting-edge New York design studio to help turn your fashion ideas into a manufacturing reality, plus value-added investment opportunities like Rainbow Place.

Over the decades we’ve built up a solid and loyal, international, customer base founded on our commitment to partnerships, mutual trust and professional respect.

HQ ADDRESS :

9/F, EGL Tower, 83 Hung To Road,

Kwun Tong, Kowloon,

Hong Kong

TELEPHONE: +852 3512 0758

EMAIL: communications@epichk.com

WEBSITE: www.epicgroup.global

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