UNIQLO does not focus manufacturing exclusively in China but is expanding bases in other Asian countries as well. However, we implement a strict supervisory system to ensure that product quality is maintained even as we diversify our geographical manufacturing base.
At UNIQLO, we view our 70 contract manufacturing companies as business partners. Therefore, our UNIQLO team of experts (Takumi Team) offers consistent and positive technical support. The Takumi Team is a group of engineers with over 30 years experience in the Japanese textile industry. The Team transfers expertise to the factories on overall factory management including spinning, knitting, weaving, dying, sewing, finishing and shipping.
We must not overlook the activities of our International Production Management Section. A total of 170 UNIQLO production management personnel are assigned to Product Management Offices in Shanghai and Shenzhen (China), Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam), and Dakka (Bangladesh). There, they monitor product quality, etc. through weekly visits to our contract factories. – less