Hanesbrands Inc., Winston-Salem, N.C., has acquired the textile manufacturing operations of El
Salvador-based Industrias Duraflex S.A. de C.V. for an undisclosed price.
The operation, to be renamed Hanesbrands El Salvador Textiles, has been a supplier of fleece,
T-shirt and underwear fabric to Hanesbrands since the early 1990s; and now is the company’s second
self-owned offshore fabric-manufacturing operation, joining Hanesbrands’ recently opened
manufacturing facility in the Dominican Republic in that capacity. The 350,000-square-foot El
Salvador facility employs 1,300 workers and will continue to operate without interruption under the
direction of the existing management team.
“The addition of fabric production capacity in El Salvador is another significant milestone
in our efforts to create a lower-cost supply chain operating fewer, larger plants that are more
effectively aligned with our production flow,” said Richard A. Noll, CEO, Hanesbrands. “We already
own sewing plants in El Salvador and elsewhere in Central America. We now have a textile and sewing
base in Central America that gives us flexibility to expand and leverage our large scale of
Hanesbrands’ plans for the El Salvador facility include further investment to grow the
operation, which quadrupled its production capacity over the last two years.
September 11, 2007