S.A Bias

Corporate History

1929
Sam Clapper, a tailor from London, emigrated to South Africa

1933
Clapper founds SA Bias Binding Manufacturers suppling bias
binding and waistbands to the garment industry

1977
Acquire Schneider, a competing bias binding manufacturer

1981
Philip Coutts-Trotter appointed Managing Director

1984
Christopher Seabrooke, CEO of Sabvest, appointed to the Board

1981-1987
16 acquisitions made in the South African textile and trimmings
market vastly expanding the scope of the Group

1987
Listed on the Johannesburg Stock exchange

1991
ITL establishes first offshore operation in Congleton, United Kingdom

1997
ITL Hong Kong subsidiary established

1997
Delisted from stock exchange to facilitate a management buy-in

2001
ITL China factory operational, ITL Sri Lanka established

2002-2008
ITL factories set up in India, Turkey and Mexico

2009
Investment Division established

2012
Acquired 60% stake in Flowmax Holdings Limited

2014
Factory set up in Visakhapatnam (Vizag) India in Brandix Apparel City

2015
ITL Bangladesh and ITL Vietnam operational
ITL acquired 76% stake in Overheer Systems