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12th October 2017, Frosinone

Klopman strengthens presence in South Korean market

This partnership will target expansion into other countries in the coming years, including China, Japan and the rest of Asia. Klopman, Europe’s leading manufacturer of technical fabrics for workwear, and Taihan Textile, one of the leading textiles producers in South Korea, have announced a strategic partnership aimed at a more effective penetration of the Asian market, and South Korea in particular. 

Taihan Textile, established more than 50 years ago and listed on the Seoul stock exchange, will be Klopman’s exclusive distributor in Korea for protective wear fabrics, the flagship range of Klopman’s portfolio.

This partnership will also target expansion into other countries in the coming years, including China, Japan and the rest of Asia. According to the company, the quality of Klopman products, along with Taihan Textile’s knowledge of the South Korean market, are the primary strengths of a partnership aiming to offer high-tech products and satisfy all customers’ needs.

Right partnership

“The alliance with a firm of such great tradition and quality as Taihan is a fundamental step in the strategy of strengthening Klopman in the Asian markets. As our company is strongly directed towards export, we believe that the right partnerships in other countries can enable rapid business expansion,” said Alfonso Marra, Klopman CEO.

“South Korea is a very interesting market because of its many industries and services demanding workwear fabrics with the high performance and protective standards required in western countries. Klopman can meet these demands completely. Our wide range of products and our comprehensive certifications allow us to effectively meet the challenges in any country; we look forward to introducing our portfolio in other Asian countries with the invaluable expertise of our new partner.”

Global expansion plan

The CEO, Alfonso Marra, recently launched a global expansion plan, which saw the company, which has commercial branch offices in Dusseldorf, Lyon, Moscow, Borås (Sweden), Dubai and Bangkok, opening another production site in Jakarta, to serve the Asian market directly.

Klopman International has been a European leader in the production and marketing of technical fabrics for workwear for 50 years, with three business areas dedicated to the different fields of application: Workwear, Protectivewear and Corporatewear.

The company was the first to introduce the use of polyester/cotton, gaining a third of the European market in some sectors and producing fabrics in over 100 styles and different colour shades. Klopman has its headquarters and production site in Frosinone, Italy, with a plant covering 70,000 square metres, an annual production of 40 million metres of fabric and a turnover of EUR 120 million.


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