Permess International BV and NTS Interlining announce a strategic alliance

24 January 2023: Permess International BV, producer of high-quality interlinings, has entered into a strategic alliance with NTS Interlining (PVT) LTD, an established 15-year-old Sri Lankan Interlining manufacturer, to provide a comprehensive co-branded range of interlinings to all segments of the garment & apparel industry. 

Interlinings form a key part of apparel manufacturing.  They are used to enhance, reinforce, and shape the structure of the garment and are generally held in place by sewing or fusing. 

This announcement follows the end of activities in Sri Lanka of Permess Interlinings (PVT) and Ten Cate Permess Interlinings (PVT) Ltd and Permess International (PVT) Ltd. 

The sales, distribution, and technical service capability, which Permess International BV has in markets across the world, combined with the interlinings manufacturing spread, expertise, and technology of NTS Interlining (Pvt) Ltd, creates a fast sampling and delivery service with swift responses and local market presence.

Evert Jan Berenpas, Managing Director, Permess International BV, said: ‘Permess International BV has invested heavily in new products, production technology, capacity, and logistics both in Europe and Asia.  Now we are ready to expand our service network and improve the availability of our high-quality interlinings in Sri Lanka. The cooperation with the dedicated team of NTS Interlining Pvt Ltd is a perfect fit for our growth ambitions’.

Ken Miller, Sales & Marketing Director, Permess International BV, believes this new alliance between Permess International BV and NTS will bring a new dynamic to the Sri Lanka market, delivering local production with a comprehensive product range, along with full technical support, and the innovation associated with the Permess BV brand.

The NTS Interlining Pvt Ltd production plant is located in Kuruwita in the Ratnapura District. It has the facilities to produce woven and non-woven fusible interlining products in-house. NTS products are being used by many leading apparel manufacturers in Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

Nimal Perera, Managing Director, NTS Interlining (PVT) Ltd, said: The new alliance with Permess International BV will strengthen the position of NTS and they would be able serve the apparel industry with high quality PERMESS products with a very short lead time.