New State-of-the-Art Spinning Facility Opens in Costa Rica

Sae-A, Korea's largest global apparel manufacturing and export company officially began bulk production at its state-of-the-art cotton spinning mill in Costa Rica following a successful two-month pilot production run. Located in the Cartago region, Sae-A Spinning has a current annual yarn production capacity of 9 million kilograms, resulting in the manufacturing of upwards of 30 million garments per year. Before an audience of customers from the United States, government and local leaders, and other distinguished guests, Sae-A announced plans for expansion that will allow it to more than double its capacity.

"Sae-A is honored to welcome President Luis Guillermo Solis and Minister Welmer Ramos Gonzalez of the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Commerce to celebrate the opening of the first spinning mill in Costa Rica," said Sae-A Chairman Woong-Ki Kim. "Sae-A Spinning will create tremendous opportunities for existing and new businesses across the region. Our commitment to the people of Costa Rica is unwavering and we look forward to continued growth in the coming months and years."

Construction of Sae-A Spinning began in February 2014 and completed in January 2015. Leveraging the most sophisticated technology, when operating at full capacity, the mill will be able to achieve annually over 20 million kilograms of yarn production. Consistent with Costa Rica's exemplary record of carbon neutrality, it has a program in place to offset emissions.

With the addition of this yarn spinning mill, which complements its existing fabric knitting and dyeing capability, Sae-A has expanded its operations to realize near complete vertical integration of the entire garment manufacturing process, from design to spinning, fabric knitting and dyeing, to apparel manufacturing and supply chain management.

Sae-A Spinning is Sae-A's most recent investment in the hemisphere. With operations throughout the CAFTA region, the company strives to further strengthen an already robust manufacturing network of environmentally sound and compliant facilities to quickly react to changes in the regulatory environment.
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