Anne conducts a routine check of the factory.

Pan Brothers: From Tangerang to Fast Fashion

BY : YUDHA BASKORO

FEBRUARY 26, 2019

Pan Brothers is a multinational garment producer headquartered in Tangerang, Banten. The company was established in 1980 and has been listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange since 1990. 

Anne Patricia Sutanto joined Pan Brothers in early 1997 and has since turned the company into Indonesia's largest garment maker. The Jakarta Globe visited the factory on Thursday (16/02), accompanied by the Pan Brothers vice president director herself. 

Under Anne, Pan Brothers has been focusing on selling their products to exports markets in the US, Europe, Asia, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Now 95 percent of Pan's products are shipped overseas.

Its Tangerang factory makes woven garments, technical-functional active wear jackets and cut-sewn knit garments for Uniqlo, Calvin Klein, Adidas, The North Face, Kathmandu, Lacoste, Salomon, Arcteryx, Columbia, Prada and H&M.

For her impressive achievement at the company, the mother of two was picked as one the most powerful women in Asia by Forbes Asia in 2015.

The company has built new factories in Sukabumi, Bandung, Boyolali and Sragen manned by more than 37,000 employees. Pan Brothers now produces 111 million garment pieces annually. 

The company also has an active CSR program, sending medical aid to Papua, organizing health education programs to raise awareness of cancer and HIV and providing assistance to earthquake and tsunami victims in Lombok and Palu.

Anne Patricia Sutanto (center) Vice President Director, of PT. Pan Brothers Tbk accompanied by her employess gives a daily briefing during her visit on Pan Brothers company at Tangerang, Banten on Thursday (14/02) Pan Brothers has 23 garment factories in Indonesia. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Anne Patricia Sutanto (center), the Vice President Director of Pan Brothers, gives her daily briefing to a staff at the company's factory in Tangerang, Banten, on Thursday (14/02). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
An employee inspects an active wear jackets in Pan Brothers laundry facility at Tangerang, Banten on Thursday (14/02) An active wear jackets must be ensured to be really strong and not shrink after being tested in various conditions. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Active wear jackets being pre-washed at the Pan Brothers' laundry facility. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Workers sew garment and cloths at the Pan Brothers. production facility in Tangerang, Banteng on Thursday (14/02) The company needs 10 thousand workers last year because it plans to expand in Tasikmalaya, West Java. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Workers sew garments the Pan Brothers factory in Tangerang, Banten, on Thursday (14/02). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Anne Patricia Sutanto and Pan Brothers employess conduct a quality control in Pan Brothers sewing facility at Tangerang, Banten on Thursday (14/02) 56 % of Pan Brothers products are exported to Asia, 26 % to US and the rest to Europe. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Quality control at Pan Brothers. 56 percent of Pan Brothers' production are exported to Asia, 26 percent to the US and the rest to Europe. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Employees inspect technical-functional active wear jackets at the Pan Brothers lab facility in Tangerang, Banteng on Thursday (14/02) 95% of Pan Brothers products are shipped overseas. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Workers inspect active wear jackets being made at the Pan Brothers factory in Tangerang, Banten, on Thursday (14/02) (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Anne Patricia Sutanto, the Vice President of PT. Pan Brothers Tbk conducts a routine check in her company facility at Tangerang, Banten on Thursday (14/02) She leads Pan Brothers from the almost went bankrupt company to be an Indonesia
Anne conducts a routine check of the factory. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
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