A&E delegation meets BGMEA President

A delegation of American & Efird (A&E), Bangladesh led by its Managing Director Angelo Leanage called on BGMEA President Faruque Hassan on March 22.

Deputy Managing Director of A&E (Bangladesh) Syed Arefin and Director- GRS Asia Region H.S.M. Iftekhar Husain were also present at the meeting.

They discussed various issues related to the RMG industry, including the present situation of the sector, global market demand and trends, and current challenges and opportunities.

They had discussions also about potential collaboration between BGMEA and A&E to support the industry’s transition towards manufacturing value-added apparel garments, especially man-made fibre-based garments.

Highlighting the industry’s increased focus on product diversification to secure sustainable growth, BGMEA President Faruque Hassan said that Bangladeshi garment factories were opting for value-added products while investing in technology upgradation to enhance efficiency and productivity.

As a manufacturer and distributor of premium quality industrial and consumer sewing thread, embroidery thread and technical textiles, A&E could expand its business in Bangladesh and strengthen partnerships with the garment companies, he added.

“We are happy to know that A&E has expanded its manufacturing footprint in Chittagong which will help to cater more to the needs of the apparel sectors. We hope A&E will bring more quality products for the garment factories that will increase efficiency in the production process,” he further said.

Faruque Hassan requested the A&E to encourage the buyers it works with to source apparels from Bangladesh.