Since our journey which began in 1990 using 27 sewing machines only, we have been working with a strong motivation and efficiency that propelled us to attain a respectable position as a manufacturer and exporter of knit garments in Bangladesh. We started with a vision of moving forward to a higher level in terms of production, quality, turnover, client base, technology and innovation. To materialize that vision we have continuously expanded our operation by establishing vertically setup modern units like knitting, dying fabric finishing and garment manufacturing. To support our production process further, subsequently we added Embroidery, Printing and Washing facilities in the same factory premises. Superior product quality, strong commitment to our customers, timely delivery and conducive work environment has contributed to the success of our growth.
TEXTOWN GROUP always has been operating in conformity with the business ethos. Our corporate principles are determined by four overlapping areas: Commitment towards the development and welfare of the employees; Constant focus on sustainable growth; Customer satisfaction; and Innovation. Our corporate social responsibility program is vital to our business performance which includes contributing to the communities as well as strengthening our commitment to our employees. Our uncompromising stand on environmental issues and occupational health & safety has made us unique amongst the industry.
With an annual turnover of 40 million US dollars and associated earning of foreign exchange we have been contributing significantly to the economy of Bangladesh. We believe that creating employment opportunities by setting up new industries is one of the best ways to alleviate poverty in our country and we have been doing so by employing more than 3,800 workers. It is heartening to note that we have earned a high level of workers satisfaction in our factories.
To conclude, I take this opportunity to sincerely thank all the employees of our Group who have constantly strived to satisfy our valuable customers and achieving a unique position in the market. I also thank all our buyers and partners for their continuous support, goodwill and faith in our company which we value the most.