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Uniformly Unique

Uniformly Unique

O u r Va l u e s We are committed to the highest standards of ethics and integrity. We are responsible to our customers, to Eagle K-wear’s employees and their families, to the environment we inhabit, and to the societies we serve worldwide. In discharging our responsibilities, we do not take professional or ethical shortcuts. Our interactions with all segments of society must reflect the high standards we profess.

Looking good isn’t important, it’s everything Mission Statement We are committed to maintain our position as a premier clothing manufacturer and distributor, with excellent reputation of putting our customer first. Our strategy is based on consistent quality, professional service, high integrity, team-work, reliable, fair, competitive pricing with a profitable long term vision. We guarantee continuity in design, specifications, fabric, colour and quality and take pride in delivering what we promise. Our Director, Alex Aquilina, has set the course for the future. This new mission statement defines our future perspectives, our goals and our core values, as well as guides our strategy at time of sweeping change. The mission statement of our company provides society with superior quality products and services by developing innovations and solutions that improve the quality of life and satisfy customer needs, and to provide investors with a superior rate of return. Our quality clothing products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their comfort and style of life.

The Aquilina brothers the late Emanuel, the late Charles and Frank (right to left), together with the late Archbishop Emeritus Michael Gonzi.

Frank Aquilina, Sir Maurice Dorman, Governor of Malta 1962–1964 and the late Emanuel Aquilina during factory visit.

Co m p a ny P r o f i l e Eagle K-wear started its origins as a clothes-manufacturing firm in 1958 and since then has built its reputation in the clothing-manufacturing sector in Malta producing and manufacturing a variety of knitted garments. Formerly known as Eagle Knitwear Company Limited, the company was set up by the Aquilina brothers, Frank, the late Charles and the late Emmanuel, in partnership with Mr Humphries with 12 employees. Within 9 years staff increased to 165. In 1967 operations moved into centrally located and larger offices and factory premises, where it still operates.

Throughout their career, Frank Aquilina and his brothers always sought to build a reputation for integrity, teamwork and commitment. The company also started exporting garments to the United Kingdom, Germany, Cyprus and Fiji. The values remain true today and are the reason Eagle K-wear is further expanding its business beyond Malta and venturing into the international market. This is a milestone which all of us at Eagle K-wear are very proud of. In the 1970’s, the company continued to expand, investing in state-of-the-art machinery, operating on a 24-hour shift basis. Eagle Knitwear was the first company in Malta to export to Poland. The company started to concentrate on fashion wear, with a fully equipped sample room complete with inhouse designers. Garments were produced for prestigious labels in London like ‘Mary Quant’, ‘Miss Selfridge’, ‘Jean Alley’, ‘Carré’ and ‘South Sea Bubbles’. We also exported garments under private labels to Sweden, Switzerland and Belgium. In the 1980’s the company achieved a pioneering milestone by exporting to the USSR, Japan, Australia, Germany and Holland. Another milestone was achieved when the company started manufacturing all the ‘Pepsi’ brand wear fashion clothing exported to the Benelux countries, as well as Greece.

At Eagle K-wear the customer is at heart in everything we do Frank Aquilina’s son and present managing director of the company, Alex Aquilina, transformed the company into a work wear clothing industry leader producing a large variety of quality garments and knitwear for domestic requirements. Today, Eagle K-wear is synonymous as the leading brand in custom-made uniform and work wear clothing, and continues to diversify and enhance its portfolio of products and services to ensure an efficient and reliable ‘one-stop’ shop for bespoke clothing designs to its clients. Our position and strength enables the company to provide additional value to our clients and opportunities for our employees. The strong combination of over fifty two years of expertise in the textile and clothing industry, packaged with additional personalised services are a key component of the company’s ability to provide additional value to clients. Eagle K-wear offers favourable rates to clients and offers a superior tailoring and fashionable clothing design concept. Eagle K-wear provides unique benefits to clients by leveraging its tremendous purchasing power. The company buys direct from manufacturers of raw materials receiving preferred pricing, quality fabrics, thus offering customers direct service and improved delivery timing.

Frank Aquilina

Alex Aquilina

“O u r o b j e c t i v e i s t o b u i l d ‘ P r o f i t a b l e Cu s t o m e r S a t i s f a c t i o n’ i n t o t h e v e r y f a b r i c o f t h e f i r m”. Alex Aquilina, Managing Director

Over the years, the company has restructured, ensuring that there is full integration amongst the internal departments from the factory floor up to the administration, thus optimising its flow of communications, so that the client is satisfied in a timely, quality and yet cost-effective manner. Over the past fifty two years, Eagle K-wear has seen its philosophy change from the ‘Production Concept’ in the 60’s and 70’s, to the ‘Product Concept’ in the 80’s and mid-90’s and now has reached the ‘Marketing Concept’. The company has committed itself to invest substantially in all fields of the clothing manufacturing processes, with particular emphasis being put upon the quality and presentation of its products. The company has been evaluating the prevailing global situation and looking at the existing opportunities in foreign markets so as to support its future growth. For this highly ambitious project, the company has been granted financial incentive and support by the EU European Regional Development Fund under the International Competitiveness Grant Scheme for Enterprises Structural Funds Programme for Malta 2007 – 2013.

We are the bespoke clothing specialists

In this regard, the company is also participating in major and prestigious international trade shows. As a result, the company is also embarking on a major business expansion programme into the European and North Continent regions, as well as into the North African and Arabian Gulf markets. Our company fully integrates its production warehouses and manufacturing workshops within the organisation to work in synergy, providing an efficient ‘just-in-time’ fabrication systems, together with a fully dedicated supply chain integration. Today our Company serves banks, hotels, health and beauty spa’s, government departments, schools, hospitals, sport bodies, corporate firms and private organisations. Eagle K-wear has also regenerated its brand logo into a new logo that is intrinsically connected with company’s fifty two year history, as well as reflecting the company’s future business strategy.

Eagle K-wear has an integrated network of sales and deliveries based in Malta. The next step in the Group‘s overseas expansion program will be the development of its commercial and business ventures in North Africa. Eagle K-wear as potential investors, identifies the international market prospects to tap into are hotels, private health and beauty spa’s, large supermarket-chains, tourist shopping malls, industrial factory estates, hospitals and schools. Eagle K-wear understands the cultural function and value system of the Arab market, having had knowledge of the influence of cultural factors in past projects. Therefore, our company is capable to respond appropriately to the cultural demands and needs of the specific North African and Arab Gulf market, understanding both the nuances of Arabic language, as well as the silent language, hence providing our customers with a win-win situation. The company’s base of operations in Malta offers a unique strategic and geographically advantageous position to all the Mediterranean, European and Maghreb neighbouring countries. Eagle K-wear’s corporate philosophy places the customer at the centre of the business by offering quality workmanship at affordable costs and being timely. Small and large jobs get the same value attention, with the focus being to deliver on time and on budget.

Our workwear is designed to suit your needs and comfort

Q u a l i t y Po l i c y Eagle K-wear is committed to achieving consistency in product quality and service delivery performance. The Board of Directors are aware of the increasing demand for quality, reliability and the need for continuous improvement in the market place, and are totally dedicated in their support of this policy. The following are guiding principles: • By identifying and understanding the requirements of its customers, the company will apply its resources to ensure that its products satisfy the necessary standards and therefore achieve fitness for purpose, as well as customer satisfaction profitably. • These standards will be established and maintained by a system of quality management, providing effective and economical control over raw materials, their conversion to manufactured garments and the service provision to meet the customer’s requirements. • The training needs of all personnel will be identified, assessed and carried out where deemed necessary. • The company will provide induction training for new employees, and the company’s quality system.

Co r p o r a t e C l o t h i n g Elegant and comfortable bespoke clothing created and designed to suit your company’s image. Designed for absolute comfort in the highest quality fabrics and fashionably styled to meet the smart professional. We specialise in custom designed high quality corporate uniforms, suiting and corporate accessories to match your overall company identity. We provide for all types of business wear for hotels, banks, airlines, casinos and all other corporations. Free design, consultation, quotations and samples to enable you make the right decisions.

Your dresscode to success!

The workwear that works for you

Wo r k w e a r Our comprehensive range of workwear includes office clothing, corporate workwear, suits, security uniforms, banking uniforms and suits, specialist work wear items such as chef, bar tender or waiter’s uniforms, as well as bespoke working apparel. For customers that do not want ‘off the shelf’ workwear, we manufacture and supply bespoke workwear from our factory in Malta. Our factory can produce most types of bespoke workwear clothing, offering a wide range of patterns, including work trousers, work jackets, work shirts, blouses, tunics, aprons, lab coats and dust coats.

Hotels and Restaurants We furnish custom-made designs developed according to specifications for the hotel boardroom appropriate, office wear, business suits, reception and front office staff, concierge, banqueting staff, chef and waiter uniforms, housekeeping and other hotel garments offering elegance, functionality and style. Eagle K-wear is a leading hotel and restaurant clothing manufacturer with a revitalised and unique approach to the design of all hospitality staff clothing and business attire.

You’ll love to wear what we love to style

Enrich YOUR every day with the ultimate in design and comfort

Healthcare and Beauty Salons Our healthcare uniforms are designed specifically for the nursing and healthcare industry. We offer a comprehensive range of bespoke healthcare and medical uniforms which includes a range of bright, bold nursing wear, uniforms and tunics, lab coats and hygiene clothing which are all in a durable fabric. An exciting range of stylish and modern healthcare clothing for the workplace. Ideal for most staff working within a medical environment looking for comfortable and modern healthcare clothing. We are proud to launch our exclusive new range of trendy, elegant and comfortable salon apparel. Our beauty salon uniforms provides cosmetologists with a comfortable feel and projects a professional image.

School Uniforms Eagle K-wear has been the pioneer in school uniforms, offering exceptional customer service, innovative styles and products that are unmatched in comfort and durability. We design with children and students in mind, then stitch and assemble our garments in our factory in Malta, producing clothes that adapt to growing bodies and withstand the rigours of active children and young adults in a variety of fabrics, colour and styles. Our marketing and sales representatives work closely with schools to develop and service all uniform needs, and to make certain shopping for school uniforms.

Bespoke school uniforms for comfort and style

Spor tswear and Leisure Our company also specialises in manufacturing football kits, basketball kits, golf clothing, cricket clothing, rugby kits, netball gears, track-suits, leisure and outdoor ranging from shirts, polo shirts, sweaters, hats and accessories. A large selection of sport and leisure clothing for all the family, including men’s and women’s sportswear may be ordered, together with sublimation printed shirts, uniforms, soccer shirts, football shirts and sports kits. All our garments can be personalised with your club, team, company logo or slogan. Our in-house embroidery and sublimation printing service ensures that we can cater for both small and large organisations as well as individual customers by offering no minimum or maximum order quantities.

Designed with quality and strength, made for winning



ROME MADRID PALERMO TUNIS Eagle K-wear Company Limited operates in the Mediterranean and European island of Malta. The Republic of Malta is a small and densely populated threeisland archipelago, strategically located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, part of Southern Europe. This archipelago has been inhabited since around 5200 BC. Since old times, dating back to the fall of ancient empires, Malta has always been known for its strategic geographical position, which has been ruled and fought over by various sea-faring powers over the centuries.



Important Stages marking the History of Malta






• The Maltese are portrayed as descendants of ancient Carthaginians and Phoenicians. The Phoenicians colonised the islands around 1000 BC. • In 736 BC, they were occupied by the Greeks who called the colony ‘Melita’, later coming under the control of Carthage (400 BC) and then of Rome. • In AD 60, the Maltese islands were visited by the Apostle Saint Paul, who is said to have been shipwrecked on the shores of the appropriately-named ‘Saint Paul’s Bay’. • Among the rulers that followed, one can highlight that the Arabs had a great influence on the culture and language of the inhabitants. This is why the Maltese language is referred to as a Semitic one, and is closely related to Arabic. • In 1530, the islands were given by Spain to the Order of Knights of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem, a militant monastic order now known as the ‘Knights of Malta’, who withstood a full-blown siege by the Ottoman Turks in 1565 (at that time considered to be the greatest non European military power), an event which remained strongly imprinted in the memory of the Maltese and their history. • Following this, fortifications were increased especially in the inner-harbour area, where the new city of Valletta, named after the great Grand Master Jean Parisot de la Valette, was built. • Napoleon conquered Malta in 1798 on his way to his expedition to Egypt, establishing an administration controlled by his nominees. • In 1800, the island became a British protectorate, whereas in 1814, as part of the Treaty of Paris, Malta officially became part of the British Empire, and was used as a merchant shipping way station and fleet headquarters. Malta played an important role during World War II, owing to its proximity to axis shipping lanes. The bravery of the Maltese people during the second Siege of Malta moved HM King George VI to award the George Cross to Malta on a collective basis on 15 April 1942 ‘to bear witness to a heroism and devotion that will long be famous in history’. • After the war, and after a short period of political instability, Malta was granted independence on September 21, 1964 (Independence Day). Under its 1964 constitution, Malta initially retained Queen Elizabeth II as Queen of Malta, with a Governor-General exercising executive authority on her behalf. • On December 13, 1974 (Republic Day), Malta became a republic within the Commonwealth, with the President as head of state. • Malta joined the European Union on May 1, 2004.

Looking good isn’t important, it’s everything

Environment Policy Statement Eagle K-wear is committed to minimise the impact of its activities on the environment, as a responsible member of society whose task lies in the preservation of the global environment. Our company will make every effort to contribute to human health and preservation of the global environment in each of its corporate activities. The key points of our environment strategy to achieve this are: • Minimise waste by maintaining cost-efficient operations • Minimise any waste or toxic emissions. • Actively promote recycling and conservation of materials and resources both internally and among its customers and suppliers, at every stage of our products’ life cycle from research, design, production, manufacturing and sales, to services and disposal. • Manufacture and promote product range to minimise the environment impact of both production and distribution, making efforts to preserve human health and the global environment, ensuring all employees act in accordance with these principles. • Meet or exceed all the environmental legislation that relates to the company. • Endeavour to avoid any greenhouse gas emissions generated by our activities. • Observe and adhere to all regulations with waste management, as well as ensure all environment regulations are strictly maintained throughout its operations at the factory. • Utilise and optimise energy efficient lighting or electrical systems. • All employees are responsible for working towards the objectives contained within this policy.

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St James Hospital “Eagle K-wear has provided my business with excellent service in the providing of uniforms of high quality and standards for all my staff ranging from clinical to non-clinical personnel. I can confidently recommend Eagle K-wear Co Ltd as a solid and reliable supplier, and experts in their field”. Maria Bugeja Director Lombard Bank “Our bank is in a position to declare that Eagle K-wear Co Ltd has to date performed well and been efficient in observing the conditions agreed to. Lombard Bank is confident that Eagle K-wear will continue to perform efficiently”. Victoria Azzopardi Head, Human Resources Department Gaming Operations Limited “Eagle K-wear delivers excellent customised service and quality products of high standards. We do not hesitate to recommend them as reliable suppliers for uniforms”. Kenneth Fenech Operations Manager

Eagle K-wear expands its borders – reaching Sicily! Sheraton Hotel, situated in Catania has established an excellent working collaboration with our company. Mr Aleksandar Markovic, General Manager of the Sheraton was satisfied not only with the uniforms but with the service and support he received throughout the whole process. Business prospects look very encouraging and our marketing and sales team is planning to visit the Sicilian market in the near future. Eagle K-wear supply Sheraton Hotel and Conference Centre with gentlemen and ladies corporate suits, uniforms and also workwear.

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Eagle K-wear Co Ltd Notabile Road Mriehel BKR3000 Malta – Europe Tel (+356) 21442329, 21442333, 21494776 Fax (+356) 21445575 Email Web

Operational Programme I – Cohesion Policy 2007-2013 Investing in Competitiveness for a Better Quality of Life Project part-financed by the European Union European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Co-financing rate: 42.5% EU Funds, 7.5% National Funds, 50% Private Funds Investing in your future

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