Pan Brothers to invest US$70m in factory expansion


Publicly listed Indonesian clothing manufacturer Pan Brothers is to invest US$70m in a major three-year expansion to help the company tap the potential of South East Asia’s emerging garment markets.

The company, which makes a number of global brands, is also setting its sights on expanding to other countries in the region, such as Vietnam, Cambodia and China, to reach a wider market.

Vice chief executive officer Anne Patricia Sutanto (pictured) said that as part of the expansion programme Pan Brothers is partnering with Japan-based Mitsubishi, the company’s biggest customer, to establish seven factories between 2014 and 2016.

The company’s factory-building partnership with Mitsubishi started last November, with Pan Brothers holding an 85% stake.

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