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Our Journey
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1970
  • Established Firoze Limited - a textile trading company.
1972
  • Finitex Textile Finishing (Pvt) Ltd. established.
1981
  • Acquired Kuruwita Textile Mills Ltd.
1986
  • Acquired LM Apparel (Pvt) Ltd.
1990
  • Thread joint venture forms Manchester Yarn & Thread (Pvt) Ltd; later renamed as American & Efird Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.
1991
  • Acquired Gil Garments (Pvt) Ltd.
1992
  • Acquired Phoenix Fashions (Pvt) Ltd.
  • Lux Shirts Kahawatta (Pvt) Ltd. established.
  • Acquisition of Kuruwita Manchester Textile Mills Ltd.
1993
  • Kuruwita Textile Plant commissioned.
  • LM Collections (Pvt) Ltd established.
  • Acquisition of Eden Fashions (Pvt) Ltd.
  • Mast Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. Established.
1996
  • Eden Fashions (Maldives), Pte. Ltd. established.
  • Investment in Ocean Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.
  • Finitex Textile Finishing (Pvt) Ltd. established.
  • Phoenix College of Clothing Technology (Pvt) Ltd. established.
1998
  • DTM Buttons (Pvt) Ltd. a buttons JV formed.
1999
  • Phoenix Clothing (Pvt) Ltd. established.
2000
  • Quenby Lanka Prints (Pvt) Ltd. a printing JV, is formed.
  • Acquisition of Lakeside Garments (Pvt) Ltd.
  • Comfortwear (Pvt) Ltd. another JV, is formed.
  • Investment in Textured Jersey Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.
2001
  • Joint Venture with Colombia Clothing Co Ltd. established.
2002
  • Brandix Lanka Ltd. formed. The new name and identity would become a flag-bearer for the Sri Lankan garments sector.
2003
  • Strategic acquisition of Mast Industries' equity.
  • Merger with the Jewelex Group.
  • Brandix Group restructured into Apparel, Textile and Accessories sectors.
  • Ken Balendran appointed as first Chairman of Brandix Lanka Limited (Tenure: 2003 - 2013)
2004
  • Phoenix College of Clothing Technology is rebranded as BCCT - Brandix College of Clothing Technology.
  • Hangers JV A&E Brandix Hangers is formed.
2005
  • Brandix Centre of Inspiration established.
  • Automated Denim Plant established.
  • Brandix Activewear Ltd. established.
  • MoU for Brandix Apparel City signed with Government of India.
2006
  • Brandix India Apparel City launches first manufacturing unit.
  • Garment Dyeing JV Stevensons Lanka formed.
2008
  • Brandix Eco Centre in Seeduwa was ceremonially inaugurated in April.
  • Brandix Casualwear plant in Seeduwa achieved a global first in August receiving the Platinum Rating under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System, US Green Building Council (USGBC).
2009
  • Textured Jersey launched the in-region fleece programme for Victoria's Secret PINK.
  • Commendation by the United Nations Global Compact as an example of good CSR practice and compliance with the principles of the UNGC.
  • The LEED Gold rating for New Construction by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) awarded to the Brandix Activewear Centre in Ratmalana - the first commercial building in Sri Lanka to receive this certification.
  • The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce recognised Brandix among Top 10 Best Corporate Citizens.
2010
  • Brandix Activewear transformed to Brandix Essentials reflecting shift in product focus, specialization and future business direction.
  • Brandix India Apparel City formally inaugurated in Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
  • Ashroff Omar - CEO, Brandix addressed prestigious Centenary World Conference, The Textile Institute, Manchester, UK.
2011
  • Comfortwear (Pvt) Ltd., initially established as a JV partnership, becomes a fully-owned subsidiary of Brandix. The newly created cluster will operate under the name Brandix Lingerie.
  • The Brandix Eco Centre, Seeduwa becomes the first apparel manufacturer in the world, and only the third manufacturing entity worldwide across all sectors of industry to be ISO 50001:2011 certified.
2012
  • Brandix becomes first private company in Sri Lanka to release a Sustainability Report on par with global standards.
  • Inauguration of Brandix i3.
2013
  • Priyan Fernando succeeds Deshamanya Ken Balendra as Chairman of Brandix upon the latter's retirement after 10 years at the helm.
  • Accenture signs agreement with Brandix to provide BPO services for human resources, finance and accounting and procurement from Sri Lanka.
2014
  • Becomes the first corporate entity to be recognised as Sri Lanka's Organisation Committed to Green for 2013 by the Green Building Council of Sri Lanka (GBCSL).
  • Brandix i3 opens new 'Innovation Center' in Rochester, Minnesota, USA., built on the premise of fostering creativity and encouraging innovation. This is the first office in the US for Brandix i3.
  • Leads apparel industry in tribute to Martin Trust, the father of Sri Lanka's emergence as an apparel manufacturer of global significance, with a 238-page coffee table book titled Built on Trust.
2015
  • Textured Jersey Lanka PLC acquires 100% ownership of Quenby Lanka Prints (Pvt) Ltd to support its journey in becoming one of the leading Fabric Mills in South Asia.
  • Textured Jersey Lanka PLC acquires 100% ownership of Ocean India (Private) Limited, reinforcing its footprint as one of the leading Textile Mills in South Asia.
2016
  • Dedicates Brandix headquarters to Ken Balendra.
2017
  • Brandix i3 relaunched as Fortude.
  • BrandM is formed, a JV with Group M (Haiti).
2018
  • Brandix Essentials Batticaloa rated highest LEED Platinum Facility in Sri Lanka and second highest in the world.
  • BCCE launched as a new facility to enhance employee training in collaboration with Brandix and CINEC.
  • Teejay India launches world-class Administration office.
  • MoU signed by Vocational Training Authority with Brandix.
  • MoU signed by Faculty of Management of the University of Peradeniya with Brandix.
2019
  • Brandix Essentials Batticaloa rated as the world’s first manufacturing facility to achieve ‘Net Zero Carbon’ status.



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