The forecast for the T&C Sector of Bangladesh is bright with more buyers pouring into the country.
DBL Group, based in Bangladesh, commenced its operations in year 1991. The group with its 14 subsidiaries is engaged in diverse business activities, including prominence in composite knit wear production through state-of-art facilities for cotton spinning, fabric knitting- dying-finishing and garments cutting-sewing-washing-finishing-packing & exporting. Mr. M.A. Jabbar - Managing Director, a distinguished personality in the RMG sector of Bangladesh, is the main architect of DBL Group. He is Computer Science graduate from USA, who with a vision to give his bit to economy of the country returned to Bangladesh, and joined Dulal Brothers Limited as Marketing Director. His dynamic leadership brought in growth opportunities for the company resulting in setting up of more industries for Dulal Brothers Limited and the birth of the acronym DBL Group. He is the chief architect of Vision 2020 through which DBL Group seeks to achieve a visible contribution to the GDP of Bangladesh before it steps into 2021, the Golden Jubilee celebration year of the country’s independence. Mr. M.A. Jabbar, in his candid one to one with Ms. Madhu Soni, Sr. Editor & Correspondent -Face2Face, offers the stance that the Bangladeshi industry makers should adopt in order to get through the choppy waters of Energy Crisis, Escalating Raw Materials Cost, and Faltering Economies.
Welcome to Face2Face, Mr. Jabbar! ‘twas pretty interesting to know you are a computer science graduate from US, and still chose textiles to IT as career, amidst of high dearth of IT professionals in eighties in Bangladesh. Here, I wish to take the opportunity to know if it was just an instinct or well-calculated choice.
Well, I would say it was more about carrying forward the legacy of doing business rather than personal instinct or calculation. Before getting on board, I analyzed the opportunity cost of choosing either of the two options. My stay in USA helped me to foresee the promising future of the apparel industry of Bangladesh. I took the choice of entering into the T&C sector instead of IT, which hardly had any footprints in Bangladesh back then. I had never imagined back then what I have achieved today. Now I guess there is no turning back!
So, what is the expert’s say on T&C industry world over, and in Bangladesh?
Energy crisis, Raw material inflation, EU economy faltering; a range of issues queued up to be solved by Bangladesh to maintain its apparel exporter rank. What say? In your view, how should industry makers take these challenges and get resilient to such impacts?
Very true.<br></br>Sir, your Group is preferred supplier to big ticket retailers like Esprit, H&M etc.. What needs to be key ingredients to hook up and sustain such big businesses?
Recently, sources say that your group has rigorous expansion drive on anvil. Is it? What all- may we as well as our investor community know too?
Environment and Humanity- both are victims at stake lately by textile processing houses. How does your group ensure its operations safe in this regards?
Thanks a bunch, Mr. Jabbar for the invigorative words. We look forward to such more interactions.
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