As a single country, Bangladesh ranks second in the world in the export of readymade garments. Demand for this specialty has grown significantly as a result of controlling Corona virus. As a result, Bangladesh’s garment exports to the United States are also showing good growth. According to BGMEA, there are about 4,000 small and large garments in the country at present. These include world-class companies as well as factories without registration. The contribution of all garments is important. However, BGMEA claims to be proud of the top 10 garments globally.
Top 10 Garment Exporters in Bangladesh:
1. Ha-Meem Group:
Ha-Meem Group is one of the largest Bangladeshi groups of companies in the textile and garments sector. There are 26 garment factories under this group. The company has been making significant contributions to the garment industry in Bangladesh for over 30 years. MA Azad is the founder of Ha-Meem Group and at present about 50,000 workers are working here. In the fiscal year 2020-2021, Ha-Meem Group exports garments worth about $58.27 Crore which is about 48,946,800,000.00 Taka in Bangladeshi currency.
|Total Export||US $58.27 Crore|
|Export Value in BD Taka||48,946,800,000 Taka|
|Remarks||BD Taka +4.89 Thousands crore|
2. Palmal Group:
The Palmal Group of Industries, one of the most promising RMG manufacturing business organizations, made its debut in 1974 at the behest of the late engineer. Mr. Nurul Haque Sikder. He was the former and founding chairman and managing director of the Group. The late Engineer Mr. NH Sikder appointed his beloved son. Mr. Nafis Sikder is as the Managing Director in 2001. Since then Mr. Nafis Sikder has been the Honorary Managing Director of the Group and the Group has been able to run smoothly under his dynamic leadership. Over the last seventeen years, the company’s business growth has been very high and significant. It is currently the second largest garment exporters in Bangladesh.
|Total Export||US $ 49.90 Crore|
|Export Value in BD Taka||41,916,000,000 Taka|
|Remarks||BD Taka +4.19 Thousands crore|
3. DBL Group:
DBL Group is one of the top exporters of garment industry in 30 years. The company that started in 1991 with a small factory at 102 Green Road, Dhaka is now called Dulal Brothers Limited or DBL Group. The four brothers are Abdul Waheed, MA Jabber, MA Rahim and MA Quader. They are DBL Group Chairman, Managing Director (MD), Vice Chairman and Deputy Managing Director (DMD) respectively. Starting with cheap garments like T-shirts and polo t-shirts, DBL is now producing mid and high priced garments. They also make children’s clothes. Bringing orders from buyers by designing garments at their own design center. Besides, DBL Group is producing yarn and cloth from used and old cloth. DBL currently has 36,000 employees. Outside the country’s borders, in Ethiopia, using the experience of the garment sector in the country, DBL has set up a garment factory in Mekele, a town near Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, with the help of a foreign buyer.
|Total Export||US $ 45.74 Crore|
|Total Value in BD Taka||38,421,600,000 Taka|
|Remarks||BD Taka +3.84 Thousands crore|
4. Square Group:
Square has more than 12 years of experience in the textile manufacturing sector. It was founded by Samson H. Chowdhury, a renowned industrial entrepreneur. This industry is one of the largest producers of weaving and yarn in Bangladesh. The specialty of the factory is the finishing of the cloth. High cost equipment has been installed for this. According to them, Bangladesh is relatively weak in denim finishing. Square has been producing denim yarn for a long time. As a result, it has become easier for them to make fabrics from their own yarn. Various companies have been collecting denim fabrics from the factory, including supplying orders for the already well-known brand H&M Garments. Renowned brands NEXT and C&A have praised the fabrics made by this factory.
|Total Export||US $ 31.28 Crore|
|Total Value in BD Taka||26,275,200,000 Taka|
|Remarks||BD Taka +2.62 Thousands crore|
5. Al – Muslim Group:
Al Muslim Group also received a gold medal in recognition of its contribution to the national export industry trade. This company has twenty-five to thirty thousand officers and employees. At present, it is in the top 5 as a garment exporters in Bangladesh. In the fiscal year 2020-2021, Al-Muslim Group exports garments worth about $20.56 Crore which is about 17,270,700,000.00 Taka in Bangladeshi currency.
|Total Export||US $ 20.56 Crore|
|Total Value in BD Taka||17,270,700,000 Taka|
|Remarks||BD Taka +1.72 Thousands crore|
6. Mondol Group:
Mandal Group started its business in Bangladesh in 1991. In 1995, they first joined the export business. Alhaj Abdul Majid Mandal founded Mandal Group, a renowned garment industry company in the country. He had been the chairman since its inception. After his death, his eldest son Abdul Momin Mandal, Member of Parliament and Managing Director of Mandal Group, is now in charge of everything. In the fiscal year 2020-2021, this garment company exports garments worth about $19.96 Crore which is about 16,766,400,000.00 Taka in Bangladeshi currency.
|Total Export||US $ 19.96 Crore|
|Total Value in BD Taka||16,766,400,000 Taka|
|Remarks||BD Taka + 1.67 Thousands crore|
7. Asian Textile Mills Ltd:
Asian Textile Mills Limited was established in 1990. The company started commercial production in the same year. In a short time, they became one of the leading textile manufacturers in the country. They started their journey with the Asian Group of Industries. Asian Textile Mills and Asian Fabrics Mills have their own dyeing, printing and finishing units. The spinning unit of Asian Specialized Textile Mills has about 53,000 spindles. The weaving unit of the same organization has about 400 projectile looms. Asian Yarn Dyeing produces about 1.80 million kg of yarn per month.
|Total Export||US $18.54 Crore|
|Total Value in BD Taka||15,573,600,000 Taka|
|Remarks||BD Taka + 1.55 Thousands crore|
8. AKH Group:
AKH Group is a renowned environmental and worker friendly garments factory in Bangladesh. The company has been working successfully for 24 years. In the fiscal year 2020-2021, AKH Group exports garments worth about $ 16.55 Crore which is about 13,902,000,000.00 Taka in Bangladeshi currency. This garment industry is also one of the exporters company in Bangladesh.
|Total Export||US $16.55 Crore|
|Total Value in BD Taka||13,902,000,000 Taka|
|Remarks||BD Taka + 1.39 Thousands crore|
9. Natural Group:
Natural Group is very popular among buyers for good quality products. Started its journey in 2000. It is basically one of the top oven and sweater manufacturing companies in Bangladesh. In the fiscal year 2020-2021, this garment company exports garments worth about $16.15 Crore which is about 13,566,000,000.00 Taka in Bangladeshi currency.
|Total Export||US $16.15 Crore|
|Total Value in BD Taka||13,566,000,000 Taka|
|Remarks||BD Taka + 1.35 Thousands crore|
10. Bitopi Group:
Bitopi Group is the tenth largest exporter in Bangladesh. Through Tarashima Apparels Limited, the company has exported 160 million worth of garments in 2021. In the fiscal year 2020-2021, Bitopi Group exports garments worth about $ 16.03 Crore which is about 13,465,200,000.00 Taka in Bangladeshi currency.
|Total Export||US $16.03 Crore|
|Total Value in BD Taka||13,465,200,000 Taka|
|Remarks||BD Taka + 1.34 Thousands crore|
All these large companies that are now in the garment sector have created their current position starting from very small. One by one the industries have created employment opportunities for the huge people of the country. These large groups continue to play an important role in shaping the position of Bangladesh’s garment sector in the world.
- Wikipedia and respective websites of each company.
Author of This Article:
Dept. of Clothing and Textile
Govt. College of Applied Human Science, Dhaka
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