strength experienced and financially healthy mills and garment suppliers, language skills in general very good, low labour cost, low average age, great working force, british tradition, short lead time, in general no compliance issues, well educated managements, code of conduct
weakness infrastructure – production from the Lahore area must be transported by truck to the port of Karachi
opportunity cross divisional synergy effects
minimum wage 15.000 rupies – 104,- €
import regulations no customs, GPS+ status,
migration visa application at the embassy
mills Indigo, Kassim, Sapphire, SM- Denim, Naveena Denim Mills (Karachi), Naveena Lahore NDL, ADM
vertical setups Soorty, Crescent Bahuman, Azgard9, Artistic Milliners, ADM, Siddiqsons, Rajby
garment producers Cottonweb, Samad
specials Softwood (inspections, auditing, ..) ZAK (printed and woven labels)
comment Pakistan delivered 106 Mio jeans to the EU (just 65 Mio in 2013), which means an increase of 63%. Pakistan is the big winner of the shift of jeans production. The exporting companies in Pakistan show the highest standard in quality and responsible production,