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Recogition for MAS Holdings

Innovation arm Twinery is pioneering wearable technology and other innovations.

3rd February 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Colombo, Sri Lanka


MAS Holdings has received the Clarivate South and Southeast Asia Innovation Award 2021 in the ‘Corporations’ category for the second year running. It is the only apparel company and the only Sri Lankan organisation to be recognised. This marks the second consecutive victory for the company at the Clarivate awards.

Clarivate evaluates the most innovative companies in the region. using proprietary data and tools strictly driven by metrics for both patent volume and quality (grant success rate, the extent of globalisation and citations). The criteria used to select the top innovators closely mirrors that of the annual Top 100 Global Innovators, which identifies organisations at the pinnacle of the global innovation landscape.

Through its innovation arm Twinery, MAS has achieved substantial progress in research as a pioneer in wearable technology, as well as the developer of new pain-relieving products for femcare.

“We take great pride in this achievement, which reaffirms the status of MAS as a leader in innovation in apparel,” said MAS Twinery director Gihan Philip. “For MAS, however, the best endorsement of our efforts is the transformative impact of our innovations on the lives of people. There are many more exciting developments in the pipeline, with the potential to change the trajectory of the apparel industry globally.”

The largest apparel tech company in South Asia, MAS Holdings employs over 100,000 people, with manufacturing plants in 15 countries.

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