Eight years after its creation, KAI (Klopman Argo International, Klopman’s joint venture with Argo Manunggal Textile), which was conceived to serve the Asian market with dedicated production at a new Jakarta plant, has reached an important milestone.

Replicating the success of the Frosinone plant, the Indonesian production site has now obtained the highest level (Level 3) of STeP certification by Oeko-Tex®.This is a system specifically dedicated to the textile supply chain to ensure the use of eco-friendly technologies and products, an efficient use of resources and the adoption of working conditions in line with the highest international standards.

The STeP certification, dedicated to sustainable textile production, guarantees the same quality and the same attention to the environment as in Klopman’s Fresinone, Italy, plant. The STeP certification, an acronym for Sustainable Textile & Leather Production, is further proof of Klopman's ongoing commitment to sustainability that allows the company to offer its customers all over the world the same standards in terms of quality and social responsibility, communicated in a transparent and effective way.

"This is an important milestone that highlights how much sustainability is now part of Klopman's DNA regardless of the geographical area in which the company operates," says Amaury Sartorius, managing director of Klopman, who is pictured above. "We are very satisfied with the results achieved since the beginning of our adventure in Asia with KAI, and we will continue to pursue our mission to offer customers in the Asian area the same technical and quality standards offered in Europe, with particular attention to social and environmental commitment."

“The highest level of STeP certification is never given lightly and proves the quality level achieved from our Jakarta plant,” added Elke Bissdorf, product ,anager of Klopman. “Customers in the Asian market can count on an additional reason to choose Klopman products, sure that they are made not only in the name of quality and innovation but also using production processes that respect both environment and workers. This is also underlined by the ‘MADE IN GREEN LABEL by OEKO-TEX®’, which can be provided to our customers. This traceable product label guarantees that an article has been tested for harmful substances and has been manufactured using sustainable processes under socially responsible working conditions.”