In response to a huge increase in orders for swimwear made after Speedo's LZR Racer swimsuit's launch, Japanese sports goods company Goldwin Inc has told just-style it is on target to achieve its goal of a 40% production increase by March next year.

Goldwin won Speedo's domestic license in June 2007 and saw sales of its own brand of swimwear hit just JPY900m (US$8.9m) last fiscal year.

It now hopes its LZR Racer swimsuit, the only choice for Olympic swimmers in Beijing this summer, will reach sales of around JPY4bn in Japan this financial year.