VT Garment moves up the value chain as world-class fair-trade designer, manufacturer
Sportswear and outerwear designer and manufacturer VT Garment takes pride in something bigger than its award-winning quality and craftsmanship. It is one of the biggest factories worldwide with the Fair Trade certification and Fair Labor Association membership – advocating better wages and working conditions, local sustainability, environmental protection and overall fair trade.
“The garment industry was always viewed as a labour-intensive, low-tech industry,” says Chalumpon Lotharukpong, VT Group managing director and second-generation scion of the family-owned business. “We want to change this notion as we pave the way for effective integration of the four Ms of production: man, material, method and machine.”
“Garments sales in Asia are forecast to overtake those in Western countries this year for the first time in history. This signifies a revolutionary trend that we’ll continue to watch closely, especially amid developments in Asean Free Trade Area and integration,” Chalumpon says. “Seeing promising growth in Thailand and more so in Myanmar, we aspire to move up the value chain as a world-class designer and manufacturer, work with like-minded partners and have our own fair-trade brand one day.”
VT Garment has been leading the way in innovative textile manufacturing processes in Thailand for a long time. Being an IT-driven industry champion, in 2013 VT Garment embarked on the journey to implement a company-wide ERP-solution, namely Infor Cloudsuite Industrial. Along further efforts toward Industry 4.0-driven digitalisation of the complex textile production shop floor, it became apparent that additional shop floor control including machine connectivity is required. To this end, we partnered with MPDV, a world renowned German Manufacturing Execution System (MES).
Since 2017, our production supervisors have been able to monitor machine productivity in real time. This has allowed them to react to problems on the fly thereby enhancing overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).
It’s not every day we have a nice piece written about us, Lectra is a Multi-national company, involved in integrated technology solutions for the textile, home interior, automotive, marine and aerospace industries.
VT Garment awarded prestigious Golden Award at Thailand Lean Award 2017
VT Garment was awarded the prestigious Golden Award at the recent Thailand Lean Award. This award reaffirmed VT Garment’s commitment to embracing lean management to innovate its production process to remain ahead of the competition.
This was made possible by Patagonia’s Fairtrade Premium. Available courses are 1. Sewing machine adjustment 2. Pattern Making 3. Dessert making 4. Hair cutting Thank you so much for your support. We are proud of making a possitive impact to our society.
Our company started implementing lean or TPS (Toyota Production System) in 2008. We have thoroughly enjoyed the past 10 years. There have been many great memories. The fact is we would not be here without “lean”. Lean day may be over but the spirit of Kaizen lives on