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A&E Expands To Peru Through New Licensing Agreement


A&E Expands To Peru Through New Licensing Agreement

 Global Sewing Thread Supplier Aligns Itself with Leading Peruvian Manufacturer to Meet Growing Demand for Premium Thread Products.

MOUNT HOLLY, NC (May 29, 2013)American & Efird – (A&E) one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sewing thread, embroidery thread and technical textiles for worldwide industrial markets, today announced it has signed a license agreement with Textil El Amazonas S.A. to manufacture and supply A&E products into the Peruvian market.  Founded in 1943,  Textil El Amazonas is the leading manufacturer of industrial sewing threads in Peru.

Larry McGee, A&E Vice President- Sales Americas noted, “A&E is very excited about this new arrangement which allows for the local manufacturing and delivery of A&E’s well-known worldwide brands. Peru continues to grow as an international apparel exporter and fashion center, and having the opportunity to serve our global customers locally through Textil El Amazonas is significant.”

Flavio Gerbolini, Textil El Amazonas President of the Board of Directors added “For us, signing a license agreement with a prestigious international company such as A&E is a very important step towards a new stage of business where we will be able to increase our worldwide connections and be able to advance our product offering.  Our years of experience combined with the valuable resources of A&E, will allow us to offer our clients, whether brand or manufacturer, the very best in products and service.”


Headquartered in Mt. Holly, NC, American & Efird has manufacturing centers and distribution points in 41 countries. Founded in 1891, A&E maintains a longstanding commitment to Environmental Health & Safety, Sustainability and Social Responsibility in all of its worldwide operations.

In 2011, A&E received National Safety Awards for its plants in Ludhiana and Perundurai, India, The Enterprise with Excellence recognized its Dongmei, China facility with the Prevention of Work Injury Award. And in early 2012, A&E was recognized with gold and silver safety awards from the state of North Carolina, where it is headquartered.  For more information on American & Efird, visit the website at


Based in Lima, Peru, Textil El Amazonas has more than 65 years of experience in thread and yarn manufacturing for industrial and consumer markets.  Orientated towards color technology, quality manufacturing and superior customer service, its many Oeko-tex certified products are used to sew well-known brands from around the world.  For more information on Textil El Amazonas, visit


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