Despite Kazakhstan’s low production and labour costs, the country has developed a competitive garment manufacturing industry. Several companies have set up shop in the country, producing clothes and other apparel for clients in both the domestic and international markets. Among these companies are Combinat Rabochey Odezhdy and Transinservice.
During the last two decades, the textile industry has grown rapidly in Kazakhstan. This industry is a promising one and experts believe that it will make a significant contribution to the country’s economy.
Kazakhstan’s machine-building industry specializes in tractors, construction equipment, and some defense items. The country has also exported transformer equipment to Uzbekistan.
The main industrial sectors are mining, processing of natural resources, and machinery and industrial equipment. The Government of Kazakhstan has set an agenda for reform in the industry to decrease the influence of foreign personnel and promote local production.
It has adopted a new tax code that reduced the personal income tax from 30 percent to 20 percent. In 2017, the trade turnover grew by 30 percent. The Government has launched the project “Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan joint ventures”. The joint ventures will allow the two countries to increase the volume of imports and exports. The investment opportunities in the textile industry are expected to grow.
The fastest growing workwear manufacturer in Russia is “ISTOK-PROM” OOO. It is a major supplier to Rosatom and Mayak. The company has a wide network of branches in all regions of Russia. Its products are sold to customers from Russian Railways, the Ministry of Industry and Energy, and Transneft. Its catalogue includes over 2000 products.
Another workwear manufacturer, “SOMZ” OAO, is a large PPE manufacturer. Its products are sold through a network of distributors in Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan. It is also a supplier to several large corporate customers. It has its own manufacturing facilities in the Russian Federation. It is one of the largest manufacturers of PPE in Russia.
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Among the top list of garment manufacturing companies in Kazakhstan, you can find the names of companies that have been producing workwear for many years. Some of the largest companies in the industry are Fakel-Spetsodezhda, Legpromresurs, Zeleniy Bereg XXI Century and VOSTOK-SERVICE-SPECKOMPLEKT AO.
The “Biser” Group of Companies is one of the oldest companies in the Russian PPE industry. The company produces personal protective equipment and specialized workwear for power generating industries and oil and gas plants.
The company’s representative offices are located in Kazan, Moscow, Novosibirsk, and Yekaterinburg. The company also has a large network of retail stores. The company has won a tender to provide summer workwear to Rosneft.
The Zeleniy Bereg XXI century is a manufacturer of workwear, and it can be considered the best of the company’s wares. Its main products are polymer and polyurethane materials, as well as dry closets and safety footwear. The company also manufactures a number of innovative items, including a new self-rescuer for mines. The company is also a major supplier of safety footwear to Rosatom.
The triumvirate of the “PTK” (the smallest, the middle and the largest) is a trio of manufacturers of high-quality workwear. They include the Zeleniy Bereg XXI centuries, which is the world’s largest manufacturer of waterproof boots, and the “PTK “Moderam”, which focuses on safety footwear. The company is also a leader in the production of aramid fabrics.
Among the leading garment manufacturing companies in Kazakhstan is Transinservice. The company has large-scale integrated production facilities in Orel and Yelets. It is a supplier of workwear to Gazprom and Rosneft.
In addition to workwear, Transinservice manufactures corporate identity clothing, uniform shirts, direct deliveries to industrial enterprises, and waterproof products. It is a part of the Tchaikovsky Textile Group.
The main raw material for the textile industry in Kazakhstan is cotton. The industry has been significantly weakened due to the collapse of the Soviet Union and the financial crisis.
In the past two decades, the industry has been displaced to South America and Asia. In order to increase its competitiveness, the domestic textile industry has to strengthen research intensity and product quality. It must also reduce production costs.
The cotton fibre processing sector has been characterized by low capacity utilization. Only 2-5% of the total cotton collection is processed for final products in Kazakhstan.
This is one of the reasons for the decline of the cotton industry. In addition, the textile industry is strategically dependent on foreign sources of raw materials. In general, the position of the government in the cotton industry is significant.
The state policy is aimed at promoting the development of a cotton-textile cluster. It is necessary to enhance cotton-textile industries’ competitiveness in the international market and increase the level of domestic processing of cotton fibre. In addition, cotton-textile industries have to improve their organizational-economic mechanisms.
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During the last two decades, textile manufacturing has shifted to Asia and South America. In Kazakhstan, there is an obvious potential for competitiveness on regional markets. However, the collapse of the Soviet Union and the financial crisis have had a significant impact on the industry.
The lack of high quality, well-priced and locally produced raw materials for the clothing industry is a major problem. The government has a big role in the development of the textile industry.
They are responsible for issues such as national standard harmonization and raw cotton production. In addition, they must also ensure that agricultural, processing and textile enterprises comply with international standards.
Another problem is the need to reduce the cost of products. In this context, the development of the textile industry has become strategic. This requires the establishment of new cotton processing plants and the improvement of organizational-economic mechanisms. The aim of this research is to develop guidelines for the improvement of the cotton industry.
The cotton fibre processing industry retains a large amount of added value in the country. The implementation of the forecast will allow more cotton fibre to be processed in Kazakhstan, which will lead to higher profits and more products for citizens. It will also make it possible to satiate the market with native products.
The textile industry of Kazakhstan has the necessary technological capacity in research and educational institutions. Its competitiveness is determined by product quality and price. It also has the human resources and technical resources needed for further development.
5 Central Asian Fashion
Known as the most significant trade show in Central Asia, Central Asian Fashion attracts leading players in the industry and journalists from across the world. It is also a great opportunity for fashion companies to promote their products and establish new business contacts.
The textile industry of the region is rich and diverse. The fabrics used to make clothes are sheep wool for everyday wear and camel wool for festive clothes. Various techniques enriched the dress of the Central Asian people, such as embroidery. These include suzan dozi, a silk embroidery technique that originated throughout Central Asia.
Gold embroidery was essential to embellish royal robes. Ikat is an iconic pattern found in Central Asia. Designs often incorporate ram’s horns, almonds and peacocks.
The climate in the Central Asian region is arid to semi-arid, making the region’s clothing suited for the lifestyle of the people. In this climate, bright colours and bold patterns made clothes rich and vibrant.
Traditional Central Asian clothes consist of a tunic with loose trousers. Clothes can be layered for convenience. This is especially true in the harsh Central Asian climate, where temperatures can be extreme.
Kazakh and Kyrgyz women typically wear koinok, a long dress. The koinok is usually white. The fabric is wrapped over the head, creating a turban-like look. The koinok is then worn over a sleeveless red jacket. The koinok is a symbol of the family matriarch, whose ancestors’ legacy is reflected in the design of the turban.
Henry Pham (Pham Quang Anh), CEO of DONY Garment
This year, we have found that many international buyers are seeking new suppliers based in nations outside of China and Thailand to purchase many goods and products, including uniforms, workwear, reusable cloth face mask, and protective clothing.
At DONY Garment, we are proud to welcome international customers, especially those based in the US, Canada, the Middle East, and the EU market to discover the professional production line at our factory in Vietnam.
We guarantee our products are of the highest quality, at an affordable cost, and easy to transport across the world.