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Performance Apparel Markets
Issue 17:
2nd Quarter 2006

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Fast track: tracking the market for personal protective equipment (6 pages)
Performance apparel markets: product developments and innovations, 2nd quarter 2006 (7 pages)
Performance apparel markets: clothing at work: providing a better image, 2nd quarter 2006 (19 pages)
Profile of Kwintet: a leading supplier of workwear (7 pages)
Performance apparel markets: business update, 2nd quarter 2006 (17 pages)

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Profile of Kwintet: a leading supplier of workwear

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Denmark-based Kwintet is Europe’s largest supplier of workwear and imagewear clothing. The current business was born out of a series of mergers and acquisitions of leading European workwear companies between 1995 and 2000. The company was formerly known as Kansas Wenaas, after its two largest component companies. However, it was renamed Kwintet in 2003.

Kwintet covers the world of professional wear and workwear—from boiler suits to smart two-piece suits. But most of its business comes in the form of traditional workwear such as boiler suits or overalls.

Its products include a range of leading workwear brands, including A-Code, Adolphe Lafont, Fristads, Hejco, Kansas, KLM Kleding and Wenaas.

Kwintet is the largest provider of workwear in Europe, with sales in 2005 reaching Euro395 mn (US$491 mn). However, it also has some business interests elsewhere, notably in the USA and China.

For the future, the company’s challenge lies in the need to integrate the various component parts which it has acquired, and to find synergies for greater profitability.

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