Hanes brands Group expands Honduras operations

Hanesbrands acquired the assets and commercial operation of Industry Embroidery which was up to then property of the Kattan Group.

Thursday, October 9, 2008


With this new acquisition, Handesbrands will now have a total of 13 industrial plants in Honduras, generating some 12 thousand jobs.
"This new acquisition allows us to consolidate our operations and provide greater value to our supply chain in the country," expressed Roberto Mayr, vice president of Operations in Honduras for Hanesbrands.
Hanesbrands announced that it will close a sewing factory in Choloma makes underwear at the end of the year.

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