MAS INTIMATES - OVERVIEW
The largest division of MAS Holdings, the consistent pursuit of innovation in product, service offering and process over three decades has made MAS Intimates a preferred partner of global brands such as Victoria’s Secret, PINK, La Senza, Calvin Klein, Marks & Spencer, Gap, Athleta, Hanes Brands International, Soma, Thinx, H&M, MeUndies and Tchibo. With 4 design and development hubs in New York, Hong Kong, London and Sri Lanka, and 14 manufacturing facilities in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India and Indonesia, MAS Intimates employs over 37,000 people around the globe.
Knowledge in technically complex products, an innovation mindset, and a team driven by a mutual sense of purpose towards the success of the company are the cornerstones of our progress.
Operational excellence, robust systems and processes, and technical skill of our people is supported by innovative creativity in design and development through MAS Design; developing world-class apparel solutions by leveraging synergies across its global design network. Positioned in close proximity to our global customer portfolio, the MAS Design team network operates in collaboration with its customers to develop concepts in line with brand requirements. Design aesthetic and technology remain key features of MAS’s designs, enabling us to create high fashion lingerie. MAS Design is the hub for expanding our sourcing capabilities primarily from Hong Kong, staying updated on the latest global design trends and nurturing customer relationships from the UK and USA, and connecting design to delivery from Sri Lanka.
The ability to react quickly and adapt is critical, as technology disrupts the pace of change not only in our customer markets but also in the apparel industry. Creativity is a collaborative endeavor and innovation a team effort. High-speed digital communications imply that collaboration should, and must, happen in real time. Gearing toward a new phase of digitalization at MAS Intimates, we envision and develop complex products with advanced technology and follow through to bulk production with superlative quality and superior delivery standards. MAS Intimates is increasingly moving into the technology manufacturing space, where wearable electronics are on-boarded into the apparel business.
In 2016 we produced 228 million units of product. Our extensive product portfolio consists of core products – bras (bonded, molded) and briefs (bonded, silicon tech, men’s essentials, boxers), and a range of shape wear (briefs, shorts, tank tops, bodysuits), performance wear (sports bras, performance bra tops and pants, yoga wear), sleepwear, lifestyle wear (hoodies, T-shirts, pants, jackets), and wearable electronics and smart clothing.
At MAS Intimates, we have integrated sustainability into our culture, expertly balancing global scale with local presence, empowering employees and communities by improving and sustaining livelihoods, investing in community development and building capacity.
A technological hub offering design-to-delivery services and unparalleled quality, we drive innovation in product, process and technology. Focusing on improved collaboration between design, customer interface teams and operations with integrated thinking in designing for manufacturability keeps us ahead of the curve.