1 March 2003
All Sewn Up(HKTDC Fashion - Fabrics & Accessories, Vol 01,2003)
Vol 1, 2003
All Sewn Up
Hing Ping Int'l Textile Ltd
|Hing Ping Int'l Textile Ltd, which makes sewing yarns and threads, plans to diversify its operations by making polybags and obtaining an import/export agency licence on the Chinese mainland.|
HING Ping Int'l Textile Ltd, which has been manufacturing solely yarns, is moving up the supply chain by producing sewing threads to attract more business on the Chinese mainland, according to company director David Lin.
"The Chinese mainland has become an enormous textiles and garments market that has attracted a high volume of manufacturing orders in recent years," Lin says.
"The growth of business has been accelerated by the mainland's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO)," he adds, noting that in view of the country's WTO entry, "most of our efforts have been focused on the development of the mainland market."
Hing Ping has established an extensive sales network in more than 40 countries and regions including Southeast Asia, Europe, Australia, and North and South America.
The company manufactures a wide array of yarns, including 100% spun polyester raw yarn & colour dyed yarn produced in the form of ring twist and two-for-one qualities, and poly/poly & cotton/poly corespun raw yarn and dyed yarn.
It supplies materials, registered under the HP trademark, in various count/ply from Ne12s to Ne80s. The company also undertakes both OEM orders and the manufacture of special tailor-made counts.
The sewing threads made by Hing Ping include 100% spun polyester sewing thread, poly/poly and cotton/poly corespun sewing thread, embroidery thread, textured polyester thread, viscose rayon thread, mercerised cotton thread and bonded nylon thread.
"We tend to develop a huge range of threads for use in different patterns and designs and for a variety of textile and garment items," Lin says.
For instance, the company's embroidery threads with "high lustre and excellent colour fastness result in exceptional embroidery work and are ideal for computerized high speed production," he adds.
Looking ahead, Lin says, "We will continue to expand our sewing threads business, though the portion of yarn manufacturing will remain unchanged."
With more than 25 years' experience in manufacturing sewing yarns and threads, Hing Ping has developed a well-defined operational structure. In addition to the Hong Kong office, the company has set up finishing and dye works in Shenzhen, spinning and finishing works in Shanghai, and a spinning mill in Beijing.
Thus, all threads are made in-house by the company's advanced production lines and monitored by a stringent quality control system, Lin says.
Hing Ping employs nearly 1,000 staff and manufactures around 300 tonnes of yarn and 50 tonnes of sewing thread each month.
In order to successfully face intensifying market competition, Lin says the company plans to further diversify its operations. This will include the manufacture of polybags. "By expanding beyond yarns and threads to manufacture polybags, we can provide a more complete range of services to our customers," Lin explains.
Hing Ping's diversification has seen the company apply for a business licence to operate as an import/export agent on the Chinese mainland.
"In the past, this kind of [import/export] business could only be operated by state-owned enterprises. It is most likely that we will get our licence in August and can start to act as a trading agent for both mainland and overseas companies."
Hing Ping Int'l Textile Ltd
Flat 11, 21/F,
Wing Fung Ind Bldg,
40-50 Sha Tsui Rd,
Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong
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