Factory Visit to Pen Apparel Sdn. Bhd.
Date : 9th April 2007 (Monday)

On 9 April 2007,  a delegation of 26 MKMA members visited Pen Apparel Sdn. Bhd. which is located at the coastal area of Jelutong, Penang. The group was well received by Datuk Y.H. Tan and many other senior staffs. Ms. Khoo Ai Wah (Director) presented a brief  introduction of the TAL Group followed by bringing the delegations to a factory tour.

Pen Apparel is a members of the TAL Group which is one of the world's leading garment manufacturers, with an administrative headquarter in Hong Kong.

In Malaysia, Pen Apparel started operation in 1983. The company's multi-storey factory is fully air-conditioned and uses the latest technology and machinery to produce quality garments for exports. It has its own research and development centre, an accredited laboratory and training centre to train new employees. The company also has a clinic and auto teller machine. Besides, an eight storey hostel with facilities was built to accommodate foreign workers.

After years of research, Pen Apparel presented "SOFTAL" which is a proprietary manufacturing process of producing wrinkle-free easy care garments. Now, the company is renowned of producing thousands of wrinkle-free shirts daily from 100% cotton fabric for export to USA, EU and all parts of the world.

 1st row 7th from left : Mr. Kung Beng Lee (MKMA Vice-President), Mr. Tang Chong Chin (MKMA Vice Secretary), Datuk Y.H. Tan & Mr. Tan Wah Ching (MKMA President)

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