German textile chemical company Rudolf is investing in the Bangladeshi garment sector. The maker of anti-microbial, anti-pill and weather-proof solutions for fabrics including denim plans to increase its production and storage capacity in the Dhaka area. The 101-year-old company said it will start building the new facility this year, with the plant being a part of its globalization strategy.
Soumitra Ganguly, managing director of Rudolf Bangladesh Ltd., said that breaking ground in a new market will strengthen the company’s ability to compete with other firms that are also diversifying globally. “The goal is to build an advanced factory with lean management concepts, technologies and supporting laboratories, with a focus on customer service and workplace quality,” he said. “The new factory will be part of Rudolf’s global services as a secure and transparent fulfillment partner for brands, retailers and their supply chain partners.”
Rudolf chairman Dr. Oliver Kusterle added that the “substantial investment” marks the German firm’s “industrial commitment to Bangladesh, which is one of the largest contributors to the global textile market.” “With unique innovations in textiles, Rudolf has always been considered a forerunner in the industry,” he said. “Pioneering spirit and tradition combined with forward-looking technologies and highly specialized employees continue to define the company’s actions today.”