Sam Liu, Associate Manager, Magictex
Singtex (4433) is actively expanding and investing in the outdoors, sports, medical and military industry. Magictex, a subsidiary of Singtex Group (4433), was awarded the bid for Plant 302 of the Material Production Center, Armaments Bureau of the Ministry of National Defense (MND), with a contract value of NT$3.61 billion, securing a five-year operating license. The formal handover took place on February 13, 2023, followed by an unveiling ceremony on March 25.
Plant 302, located in Xiaogang District, Kaohsiung City, adjacent to the Kaohsiung International Airport, serves 14 military units, including the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Military Police, and Reserve Command. It manufactures 900 products, including daily textile items like uniforms, underwear, towels, and special forces gear. Leveraging Magictex’s prior experience and expertise in military uniform contracts and Singtex's 34-year expertise in fabric research, the companies aim to provide the military with high-quality wearing experiences dedicated to researching and reforming military attire. This endeavor aims to enhance national defense capability, instilling the armed forces with a sense of pride in safeguarding our country.
Exclusive Use of S.Café®Yarn, Injecting New Elements into Military Uniforms
Coffee grounds can be transformed into "black gold", and Singtex is the only company in the industry with the capability. Unlike other textile companies, we provide vertically integrated services for the industry from upstream raw material development, midstream fagoting, dyeing and finishing, and coating processes, to downstream supply and trading, making Singtex akin to a cutting-edge textile research institute.
In 2020, the patented S.Café® environmentally friendly coffee yarn technology was applied to the ROCAF crew-neck sportswear. This innovation provided functionalities such as odor control, moisture-wicking, and UV resistance, significantly enhancing the wearing experience for serving officers and soldiers. Military uniforms produced by Singtex are not just garments; they embody fabric quality comparable to leading outdoor functional brands.
Technology Center, New Military Uniform is Combat Power
Based on the 34-year expertise of its parent company, Singtex Group, in developing outdoor environmentally friendly functional fabrics, Magictex serves internationally renowned outdoor sports brands such as The North Face, Patagonia, PUMA, HUGO BOSS, VAUDE, Schoffel, among many others by providing high-performance, high-quality, environmentally sustainable clothing materials. Magictex collaborates with government agencies such as Taiwan Textile Research Institute, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan Textile Federation, and Footwear & Recreation Technology Research Institute. The company also leverages technical support from these entities along with exceptional supply chains from companies like Formosa Plastics Group's carbon fiber, and HCG's ceramic composite materials. The Magictex Apparel Design and Technology Center not only collaborates with the military for joint R&D to provide exceptional military clothing and protective gear but also offers tailor-made services to meet Taiwan's environmental demands. The aim is to provide comfortable and safe products, fostering solidarity between the military and civilians and promoting positive synergy.
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