MANUFACTURING

Tex Fasteners is a ISO 9001:2015 certified global manufacturer focussed on quality & delivery.

Tex Fasteners manufacturing is based on a hub-and-spoke model. Bulk components like textiles are centralized, while customized components are localised in each market. Tex has three fully owned zipper factories in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Gurgaon (India) along with a button factory in Bangladesh.

Large capacities and lean manufacturing techniques enable Tex to offer unlimited products at unmatchable lead times.

ESSENCE

Complete . Comprehensive . End-to-End

Our central TQM department manages quality across all global units.
We have set up a three stage global testing system,
with a mix of in-house and third party laboratory testing.

Stage 1 – Incoming Quality Testing

All lots of incoming material is tested and approved by reputed international third party laboratories. Tex currently has a testing partnership with Bureau Veritas and Intertek Testing Services. This helps Tex maintain a zero tolerance level towards the banned substances such as Lead, Nickel, and Cadmium amongst others, as they are thoroughly tested for in all incoming bulk raw materials. We also have a robust check and agreements with our supplier-partners, to ensure quality levels that have been set.

Stage 2 – In-Process Quality Testing

An in-process online lot-based tracking system ensures regular monitoring of testing parameters. Goods passing quality testing at one stage are only allowed to move at next stage for further processing.

Stage 3 – Outgoing Quality Testing

This is where experience meets technology. A carefully designed pre-checking procedure consisting of manual and automatic screening processes ensure that each and every product moving out of the factory is 100% compliant to quality standards. Statistically significant sample sets are chosen, and each lot goes through a mix of departmental testing, corporate quality team testing and third-party testing.

QUALITY & CERTIFICATIONS

ISO 9001:2015

Tex is an ISO 9001:2015 certified organization. We have implemented TQM practices throughout our organization and we are geared to ensure the organization consistently meets or exceeds customer requirements. TQM places strong focus on process measurement and controls as a means of continuous improvement.

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QUALITY & CERTIFICATIONS

TQP

Each of Tex’s factories are currently undergoing certification for TQP.

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QUALITY & CERTIFICATIONS

Oeko-Tex Standard 100

The Oeko-Tex Standard 100 is a globally recognized testing and certification system for textile raw, semi-finished and finished textile products. The independent authority tests and certifies the products for any banned substances or chemicals.

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Lean Manufacturing

Tex was amongst the first apparel trim companies to implement lean manufacturing in all its processes. We started our LEAN journey in September , 2007.

Tex has been conducting Gemba Kaizens. Our model of the Gemba Kaizen is one week long, and usually tackles productivity or quality related improvements. Care is taken to only choose projects that will have a clearly measurable impact.

Tex’s Kaizens are done in group sizes of 5-7 people. For smaller issues, we also rely on smaller cross-functional teams in the form of Small Group Activities (SGAs), in group sizes of 3-5 persons. A combination of Kaizens and SGAs enables continuous improvements in Quality, Delivery, Cost Reduction & Safety, Health & Environment (SHE).

Few of our notable achievements through TQM

  • Implementation of JIT & Pull System.
  • Reduced lead-time of Lab-Dips, Sampling, Bulk orders etc.
  • Improved Query response time , Customer complaint closure time etc.
  • Tex’s invisible zippers are now the global gold standard for invisible zippers for paint chipping.
  • Significant reduction in floor space, water used in dyeing processes, significantly lower water treatment & heating costs Improved safety standards with well-defined Safety Zones with Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Implementation of traceability systems, whereby each zipper can be traced back to its production lot and its raw material lot as well as incoming and inprocess test reports.
  • Devised a new standard for a denim zipper called DN+, which gives the zipper teeth higher strength even if significant stress is applied on the waistband of jeans. This results in substantially reduced rejections during denim washing.
  • Shifting to highly secure and industry-standard open source software instead of proprietary ones that have high license fee & low customisation flexibility.
FACTORIES

Integrated . State-of-the-art . Fully-owned

Tex currently operates three fully owned zipper factories in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam),
Dhaka (Bangladesh) and Gurgaon (India) along with a button factory in Bangladesh.

Tex Bangladesh

ZIPPERS, PULLERS | 1800,00,000 PCS / YEAR

Tex Zippers Bangladesh was established in 2010. The factory is a state-of-the -art manufacturing unit with fully-automatic machines, which results in lower variability in quality and higher predictability of output. Large capacities and lean manufacturing techniques enable Tex to offer unmatchable lead times (often starting in less than 7 days). This provides Tex a significant competitive advantage for the fast fashion market. The total production capacity in this unit is 500,000 zippers in a day.

Tex Vietnam

ZIPPERS, PULLERS | 900,00,000 GROSS / YEAR

Tex Vietnam was established in 2015. It is our fourth fully owned manufacturing unit. 20 km south of Ho-Chi-Minh City, this plant is configured to serve zipper demand in Vietnam as well as Cambodia, Laos and ASEAN countries. It focuses on dresses, outerwear and sportswear zippers. All products are 100% compliant with CPSIA, REACH & OEKO TEX norms.

Tex India

ZIPPERS, PULLERS | 1500,00,000 PCS / YEAR

Tex India was established in 1987, and makes the entire range of zippers. Tex’s global Integrated Design Center and global R&D center is also housed in Tex’s India factory. Tex Corp Limited is a Government of India registered R&D unit.

Tex Metal Trims, Bangladesh

METAL BUTTONS, RIVETS, EYELETS, METAL ENDINGS, METAL BADGES | 36,00,000 GROSS / YEAR

Tex Button manufacturing unit was established in March 2015. Tex BD has an in-house mould making and sampling capability, which results in fast product development and sampling. In-house electroplating plant results in strong control on quality and a wide range of finishes. Tex Bangladesh offers around 50 finishes in buttons and other metal trims. In house testing ability also eliminates any chance of restricted substances from entering the product.