Tradewind Finance extends a USD 2 million export factoring facility to a Pakistani apparel manufacturer

Tradewind Finance has granted USD 2 million in receivables financing to one of Pakistan's leading apparel manufacturers. Listed on the Karachi Stock Exchange, the company manufactures and exports ready-made garments and fashion apparel.

The company is located in the industrial heart of Karachi, where over 5,000 personnel are employed in a variety of manufacturing units to produce a variety of products. It is recognized for its high-quality product line, which includes chinos, shorts, jackets, and pants. Among the company's subsidiaries is its denim clothing manufacturing division, which caters to both women's and children's denim apparel. The company sells its products to well-known fashion brands in the US, UK, Spain, the Netherlands, and Germany.

Following a number of bad experiences during the peak of the pandemic, the company needed a sense of certainty and comfort when planning its production and shipping processes. Since the bulk of their customer base was subject to 30-90-day payment terms, they found that a financier with a global network and meaningful connections could provide them with the flexibility and assurance they needed to do business efficiently, effectively, and with peace of mind.

The company was already established in Pakistan and has excellent relationships with local banks, however, it needed to diversify its borrowing sources to find a financing provider with strong international networks, particularly those with top-tier buyers. As opposed to traditional loan programs, this program will benefit the company by offering greater credit protection and extended credit period flexibility to attract new customers and enhance its ability to secure larger orders from existing customers. In addition, an increase in cash flow would mean an increase in cash at the bank without adding to the debt burden.

"Export factoring is one of the most effective ways to grow your business in Pakistan. Through Tradewind's network and financial tools, businesses will be better able to access new markets, plan operations and production efficiently, and focus on their core competencies," explains Fatima Nissa, Tradewind Pakistan's Senior Business Development Manager.

Tradewind Finance maintains a network of offices all over the world, including Bangladesh, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Hong Kong SAR, Hungary, Iceland, India, Pakistan, Peru, Turkey, UAE, and USA as well as the headquarters in Germany. Combining financing, credit protection, and collections into a single suite of trade finance products, Tradewind brings streamlined, flexible and best-in-class services to the world's exporters and importers.