History

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1947
Company established by Thomas Poulsen, former mayor of the textile town, Ikast.

1982
Generational change: Company taken over by Anny and Evald Klausen.

1989
Company receives award from the Danish Textile Industry:
Export Pioneer of the year "Humlebien" (the bumble bee).

Product strategy changes gradually from  fashion and leisure wear to leisure wear and functional garments.
Production of polyester fleece begins.

1991
Subsidiary established - Kabooki A/S: Children's clothing collection based on licence agreement with LEGO Company.

1992
Production outsourced to Latvia.

1994
Kabooki A/S sold to Brandtex Holding - focus on core business.

2002
Production of technical t-shirts and underwear begins.

2003
Generational change: 2nd generation of Klausen family,
Jacob Klausen and Jesper Klausen.

2004
Production of softshell jackets begins. Lamination department established including heat 
pressing machinery, punch press and ultrasonic cutting.

2005
Third Latvian production unit established.
Pattern making office established in Latvia.

2008
Automatic cutter system implemented.
Substantial increase of flatseam capacity.

2009
Latvia:
Laser cutting machine implemented.

Vietnam: Cooperation with Vietnamese partner started.

2010
Latvia
: Hotair bonding technology for innovative garment solutions implemented.
New flatlock seams developed.
Ground-breaking technology for new laminated details developed.

Vietnam
: Joint venture company established.
Lamination department established including heat pressing machinery, punch press and ultrasonic cutting.
Laser cutting machine implemented.
Fully automatic cutter system implemented.

2011
Latvia:
Factory renovated and expanded with improved energy profile.

Vietnam: Introducing new technologies in the lamination department.
Large increase of flatlock capacity and expansion of lamination department.

2012
Vietnam: Implementing LEAN system in the production.

2013
Latvia: Social certification according to SA8000 standard.
Implementing LEAN system in the production.

2014
New product segment: 3-layer hybrid jackets.


Latvia: Quality certification according to ISO9001:2008 standard.
Introducing high-frequency welding technology.

Vietnam: Social certification according to SA8000 standard.

2014-15
Preparation of new strategy plan including 3-year growth plan.

2015
Establishing second production unit in Vietnam.

2016
Vietnam: Construction begin new production building to expand capacity. 
Latvia: Environment certification according to ISO1400:2015 standard.


2017
Vietnam: 
Opening of our new factory building.
Social certification according to SA8000 standard.
Quality certification according to ISO9001:2015 standard.
Environment certification according to ISO14001:2015 standard.