new factory in Ukraine - number 10 in LTP GROUP
It is a great pleasure to inform that LTP has expanded with a new factory in western Ukraine in Lviv. The facility opened in December 2017. LTP Group, consisting of the two divisions LTP Garment and LTP Contract Furniture, now have ten fully owned factories.
Fifteen new brands joined LTP Garment in 2017
"Our garment production has been located in Lithuania, Belarus, and Vietnam until now. But within the last 3-5 years, we have increased our garment turnover significantly, and with a lack of sewing girls in Europe, we have future-proofed our production capacity with the new factory in Lviv,” says Alex Ingildsen, CCO LTP Group
Today, LTP is probably the largest manufacturer of functional garment in Europe, and in front with the latest production technologies, e.g., ultrasonic, taping/bonding, laser cutting. LTP has a very attractive set-up managed by our development centers in Lithuania and Vietnam. In 2017 fifteen new premium brands joined LTP Garment, e.g., Filippa K and Evans Cycles. and with the new factory in Ukraine, we are ready to grow further.
LTP Group is Danish-owned, but with the operational management located in Lithuania, where most of our management is located - this includes the decision on how to find more production capacity in Europe.
Eugenija Januliene has been the director for LTP Garment factories in Europe since 2008, and we have asked her why Ukraine was chosen. "In Ukraine, there is a long tradition for sewing, and with a population of 44 million people, it is still possible to find good sewing girls. It isn’t easy, but we have succeeded!
Our factory is located in the western part of Ukraine. It is a very nice area, with a nice population, a friendly atmosphere, and very well-functioning infrastructure. Many other foreign capital companies are located here, and EU and Ukraine have an association agreement providing the possibility of cumulation, and duty-free access for products originating in EU and Ukraine. And soon, if everything goes as planned, Ukraine will be part of the PAN-EUR-Mediterranean Convention (PEM Convention) giving products from Ukraine even better access to the European market,” Eugenija Januliene says.
And Eugenija has high ambitions for the expansion in Ukraine. “The factory in Ukraine will have certificates on the highest level, as in all our factories, including bluesign®. Working methods, focus on the environment and working conditions will be the same high standards as our other factories," she says.
LTP is a Danish-owned garment manufacturer for 60+ premium brands within active sportswear, outdoor, athleisure and sustainable fashion. LTP was established in 1991 and is probably the biggest functional garment manufacturer in Europe with bluesign® setups in Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine and Vietnam.
LTP consists of two divisions; LTP Garment and LTP Contract Furniture producing in ten fully-owned factories