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Camtex doubles production capacity in China

The new plant will boost supply of Cambrelle into Asia.

In response to an increasing demand for its Cambrelle shoe lining product, UK-based Camtex Fabrics has opened a new production unit near Shanghai, thus doubling its capacity from a year ago.

Camtex began manufacture in China five years ago. This step was taken principally to be closer to the footwear companies it supplies and also to help shorten time to market. According to Camtex, the company’s new factory now means it can focus more production on its new developments.

“Normally, Cambrelle is a nylon product,” explained Camtex Fabrics Chief Executive, Kieran O’Hare, “but part of the reason we’re moving a second production line to China is that we can now produce a polyester version there, which is popular among sports shoe brands.”

Some 60 per cent of Cambrelle is currently manufactured in the north of England, the rest being made in China.

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This article was originally published on page 2 of the May 2013 issue of SATRA Bulletin.

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