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Profiles of Two Chinese Clothing Companies: Jiangsu Sunshine Group and Youngor Group
published in Issue 115, January-February 2005
Jiangsu Sunshine Group, established in 1986, has grown rapidly to become a leading international wool textile company producing yarn, fabric and finished garments. It employs 6,500 people in 34 factories located in Jiangsu Province. The company has the capacity to make 22 mn metres a year of high quality wool fabrics, 15,000 tons a year of spun tops, 1.2 mn suits and separates, and 100 mn metres a year of denim fabric. Exports are an important part of its business. Half of all production goes to 20 countries around the world. Much investment has also been made in research: the company has developed China’s only post-doctorate wool industry research station.
Publicly-listed Youngor Group is a textile and garment manufacturing company which has diversified into other businesses, including real estate. In 2003 clothing accounted for half of its Rmb10.1 bn (US$1.22 bn) turnover, and production amounted to 10 mn shirts, 2 mn suits and 30 mn items of other clothing. Its leading product, the Youngor shirt, has been the best selling shirt in China since 1994. Exports account for just under half of all sales. However, the company has started to export its own Youngor brand, which is already sold in India, Israel, Japan and the USA. Half of the company’s fabric production is used for in-house clothing production while the other half is exported.
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