About Us

About GP Garments

GP Garments is specialized in manufacturing a wide range of  high quality workwear garments for a global clientele while catering to customized design requests. We offer our customers an optimum service by taking advantage of our unmatched industry expertise, our advanced technology, our flexibility and our capability to consistently deliver quality products at an affordable price. Incorporated in 1990 as a Belgian owned limited liability company in Sri Lanka with the approval of the local Board of Investment, GP Garments has continuously delivered high quality garments ever since. Backed by the skill and know-how of our 2150 strong workforce, GP Garments state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is located in Avissawella, a suburb of Sri Lanka’s commercial capital Colombo. The Company’s steady growth over the years has been proven by the strong and successful business partnerships with our valued customers and our suppliers. We have successfully invested and retained diverse and talented people in all job disciplines while consistently encouraging them to grow within the organization. Concerns and commitment towards the workforce since inception by the management of the Company, has paved the way to become a “Garments without Guilt”  certified manufacturer from the year 2008.We have also successfully passed the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) audits held in 2015 and 2017.

Head Office in Europe

Our Colleagues based at our European Head Office are in continuous contact with the Sri Lankan factory. They communicate and closely cooperate with the local management ensuring customer requirements are met on time, all the time.

Sourcing Office in China

Our sourcing office located in China helps the Sri Lankan operational teams to find quality fabric and accessories at the most competitive price across the region.

Our Mission

To be the most preferred  workwear manufacturer by providing our customers world-class, cost effective, exceptional quality and fashionable corporate clothing while respecting delivery  demands, providing a safe environment to our work force and adhering to the social compliance in a profitable manner.

Our Values

  • Commitment – Dedication that comes from the heart
  • Teamwork – Together Everyone Achieves More
  • Customer Service – Passionately satisfy our customer needs
  • Quality – Create better value for money, never compromise on excellence

Management Staff

The Board of Directors of GP Garments comprises of European nationals. The company operations are headed by a well experienced Belgian General Manager assisted by a talented French Chief Finance and Compliance Officer and a dedicated Sri Lankan senior management team.

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Serge Watte (General Manager)

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Patrice Jermann (Chief Finance and Compliance Officer)

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D.S. Wijesundara (Human Resource Senior Manager)

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W.D. Lakshman (Factory Senior Manager)

Merchandising Team

Our Merchandising Team overlooks the local and international purchasing of all the fabric and accessories for the production needs. We have a well-established partnership with our suppliers across Asia including China, Vietnam, Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka… We are also able to purchase environmentally friendly made accessories and raw materials with Oekotex Certification.

Flexibility

Our 900 multi-skilled machine-operators, spread in 18 sewing lines, a CPU (Centralized Production Unit) and a COU (Centralized Operation Unit), are able to stitch 13,000 garments per day. Whatever the order quantity, we are capable to produce the full range of workwear, as trouser, short, jacket, coat, apron, shirt, overall, brace-overall, body-warmer, from the very basic to the high-end multi-pockets designs. While the clothes are mainly produced in 100% cotton and polyester-cotton woven fabric, we gained the know-how to provide products with technical fabric, such as hivis with reflective tape, fleece, water-proof with sealing tape seams, windproof, breathable or flame-retardant. From your drawing or design, our R&D department can provide you a sample and a costing within 3 weeks.

Compliance

Being a responsible corporate organization, we, at GP Garments, comply with the Sri Lankan Industrial and Labour laws, regulations and standards, which guarantee our employees a wage above the minimum, health, safety and welfare at work, lawful working hours and overtime, a working environment without harassment, discrimination, prohibition of child labor and forced labor, maternity benefits, protection of employment, and superannuation benefits for the betterment of the workforce. All our employees are provided with training, development and motivational programs, as well as a variety of sports, recreational activities and religious activities.

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BSCI compliant since 2015

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Garments Without Guilt 2017

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Garments Without Guilt 2016

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Garments Without Guilt 2015

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SD Excellence Award 2016

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SD Excellence Award 2015

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SD Excellence Award 2013

Quality Standards

We, at GP Garments, never compromise on the product’s quality. Strict quality procedures, which must be followed through the entire production process, have helped us to build a strong reputation as one of the most reliable suppliers in the work wear industry worldwide. Before any fabric is shipped from our supplier, our in-house lab test controls if the weight, color-fastness and shrinkage are according to the agreed specifications. Once the goods are delivered in our premises, at least 10% of the fabric rolls are inspected through the 4 points system. For each production line, we have assigned an in-line inspector who is checking each and every sewing operation through the 7.0 traffic light system while another team is controlling 100% of the garments before assembling the front and back parts and at the end of the line. Finally, a 20 members’ audit-team, working independently and directly reporting to the General Manager, are continuously randomly checking the packed goods by following the 4.5 AQL quality standard.

Certifications & Awards

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Certificate on Evacuation
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First Aid training Certificate
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Ambulance Certificate
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Certificate for fire training.
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Certificate on Night Evacuation
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Occupational H & S training

Sales Conditions

Having been in the industry for several decades has enabled us to be somewhat flexible when it comes to our Sales Conditions. We are able to offer you shipping incoterms such as FOB, CIF or DDP. Our invoicing is done in either EUR or USD depending on the customer requirement or geographical location and our payment terms and conditions are subject to negotiation.

Key Figures

Covered surface area 16,000 Sqm
Workforce 1,600
Production lines 18
Annual production capacity 3.5 Million pieces