June 13, 2016
- MUST Group subsidiary to handle $200 million of US orders from Bahrain –
Manama, 12th June 2016: Must World W.L.L., a company specialised in manufacturing and supplying high quality garments to well-known brands in the US and European markets has announced today that it has incorporated a new company in Bahrain, which will act as their regional head office. The new regional head office will handle $200 million of US orders, producing 18 million garments per year.
Must World W.L.L., a subsidiary of MUST Group, will be carrying out, designing, sampling, merchandising, industrial engineering, production planning, and logistics support to their manufacturing expansions in Middle-east and Africa, from their regional office, based in Bahrain. The office is planned for opening towards the end of the year. Must World W.L.L. incorporation will eventually create 20 jobs for local Bahrainis in fields such as fashion design, finance, business administration as well as logistics. Must World W.L.L supplies its garments to brands such as H&M, Tommy Hilfiger, Marks & Spencer, as well as Macy’s. The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) assisted and advised Must World W.L.L. with respect to the business move and the registration of their new head office in Bahrain.
Mr. Khalid Al Rumaihi, Chief Executive of the Bahrain EDB said: “We are delighted that the MUST Group has selected Bahrain to open the Must World W.L.L. regional office. The company joins a number of other firms taking advantage of Bahrain’s highly skilled workforce, regional connectivity, business friendly regulations and low operating costs. These advantages make Bahrain an ideal platform for international businesses to use and export into the global market. We look forward to welcoming Must World W.L.L. to Bahrain and are committed to doing what we can to help them to expand their operations in the kingdom.”
Harinder Lamba, Executive Director of Must World W.L.L. said: “Bahrain’s highly skilled and educated workforce make it an ideal destination for any global company interested in expanding in the global retail market. Besides this we have benefited from a business friendly environment and low operating costs which will support our business. We have seen strong expansion in recent years and appreciate the support that the EDB has provided in growing our operations in the kingdom.”
MUST Group was founded in 1981, by the Mahtani family in Hong Kong and currently supplies 40 million garments a year to the US and Europe via its manufacturing plants in the Middle East and South Asia. To date, MUST Group employs over 20,000 people in over 8 countries supporting the company’s business of manufacturing and supplying high quality garments to top brands in the USA and European markets which include the likes of JCPenny, H&M and Wal-Mart. The company joins several other businesses that have recently expanded head office operations in Bahrain. This includes SSH, a leading Middle East professional services company specialising in infrastructure and project management and German-based manufacturing conglomerate SMS Meer Group, which has opened its Middle East office for worldwide field services in Bahrain.