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).
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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.
3rd year undergraduate student from Sapporo Gakuin university in Japan paid a visit to VT Garment to learn about Fair Trade Sewing. We are proud to be one of the very few Fair Trade certified sewing facility in the world.
Japanese Steel Product Company Association paid a visit to VT Garment on 31st May 2018. The aim was to observe how Kaizen and QCC activities, which originated in Japan, could be adapted to suit Thai working culture. It was clear that an element of fun or “sanook” in Thai, is critical in ensuring a successful […]
Business school students from the Globe program (CUHK Business School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Copenhagen Business CBS and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)) paid a visit to VT Garment on 21st May 2018. The aim of the visit was to enhance GLOBE students’ insights into global markets and to […]
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VT started introducing Quality Control Circle (QCC, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quality_circle) in 2008. We have competed on a national level and our teams have won numerous Thailand QCC awards. Since its inception, we have held internal QCC competition every 6 months. Our 21st competition with the theme of “Mahabharata” or Ancient Indian folklore, was held on 17th March.
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