Founded in 1990 in Jakarta by Rudy Chan, Pulau Intan Lestari produces knitted fabric from bought-in yarns, while Pelinitra Gunawan organised dyeing and finishing.
When the factory was severely flooded in 1995, the decision was made to move to Cikampek, some 98 km away.
In 2000, the company opened its own dyeing and finishing facility, purchasing its first Montex and a Monforts relaxation dryer for the in-house produced circular knitwear, increasing production to 280 tonnes a month.
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