Safe Reflections Opens New Taiwan Facility
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Asia headquarters provides efficient access to garment manufacturing, distribution hubs
ST. PAUL, Minn. (August 13, 2015) – Safe Reflections, the globally recognized leader in enhanced visibility and reflective solutions for the occupational safety, consumer active wear apparel and military training markets, has opened a new headquarters for its Asia business unit in New Taipei City, Taiwan.
The new facility is located in the Tucheng District near the Taiwan Textile Research Institute, bringing Safe Reflections closer to major fabric and garment trim suppliers as well as local Safe Reflections customers.
“While we have had a presence in Asia for over five years, including a dedicated sales team, our new facility will help us further support our rapidly growing global consumer activewear business,” said Chuck Gruber, CEO of Safe Reflections. “For our customers that use Asia-based garment facilities to manufacture their products, this will create efficiencies and allow us to be more responsive to their needs and deadlines.”
The new facility will be used as a sales office, wash-testing lab, material warehouse and a reflective converting facility for the company’s reflective trims, rolled goods and logo heat transfer business. No jobs will be eliminated at Safe Reflections’ growing North American operation as a result of opening the Taiwan facility; in fact, the company expects additional demand from Asia to drive additional job growth at its Saint Paul, Minn. headquarters.
“Safe Reflections currently supplies more than 150 garment manufacturing facilities in Asia from its Minnesota headquarters,” said Hien Phung, Business Director for Safe Reflections, Asia. “Now with a converting presence in Asia, we will be able to better serve the increased demand for our unique colorized high-brightness reflective material.”
The facility is being commissioned in a phased approach, with the regional sales, customer service and accounting functions now operating, testing and warehouse facilities opening in Q3 2015 and the reflective converting capabilities commencing in January 2016.
About Safe Reflections
Safe Reflections Inc. is a technology leader providing reflective solutions to the occupational safety, military training and consumer activewear apparel markets. Founded in 1993, Safe Reflections converts 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material and other globally sourced reflective material for the world’s leading manufacturers of uniforms, safety clothing and athletic apparel to enhance the wearer’s safety during outdoor work or play. With a patented line of unique Brilliant® colorized reflective trims, transfers and fabrics, Safe Reflections gives clothing designers new options to integrate safety and fashion. Headquartered in Minnesota, Safe Reflections operates a manufacturing and technical research facility in St. Paul, Minn., and a second converting facility in Taiwan.
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