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Company Profile




Industrias Merlet, S.A.

Zona Industrial Plan de la Laguna Calle Circunvalacion, Bodega #3 

Antiguo Cuscatlan,  La Libertad

El Salvador


Years in Business: 30





Manufacturing Capabilities: Design at Source Verticaly Integrated Knit and Woven Apparel Manufacturer




Primary Contacts: 







Juan Carlos Velazquez

Director of Sales & Strategic development

(305) 670-7577

(305) 670-7772


Miami, Fl. USA

Humberto Zacapa

Director of Operations

(503) 2212-7515

(503) 2243-3123


San Salvador, El Salvador

Alex Frech

Director of Textiles

(503) 2212-7515

(503) 2243-3123


San Salvador, El Salvador

Carmen Elena Argueta

Client Development Manager

(503) 2212-7515

(503) 2243-3123


San Salvador, El Salvador

Ligia Flores

Full Packages Manager

(503) 2212-7515  

(503) 2243-3123


San Salvador, El Salvador

Luis Sandino

Creative Director

(505)  670-7775

(505) 670-7772


Miami, Fl. USA

Alexander Montenegro

Regional Sales Manager

(503) 2212-7500

(503) 2265-4941


San Salvador, El Salvador

Guillermo Arce

Quality Manager

(503) 2212-7512

(503) 2243-1340


San Salvador, El Salvador



 Physical Facilities:  

Warehouse Area: 15,070 ft2  (1,400 m2)

Office Area:            8,615 ft2  (800 m2) 

Cutting area: 12,920 ft2     (1,200 m2)

Sewing Area: 37,470 ft2   (3,481 m2)

Packing Area: 6,460 ft2      (600 m2) 


Embroidery Area: 4,300 ft 2 (400 m2)

Screen Printing Area: 8,615 ft2 (800 m2)

Trim Area: 4,300 ft2 (400 m2)


 Group Firms:  



Functions Performed


Industrias Merlet

S.S., El Salvador

Cutting, Sewing, Packaging, Warehouse, & Export

International Exports

Negocios Diversificados

S.S., El Salvador

Screen Printing, Embroidery & Trim Production



Guatemala, Guatemala

Circular Knitting, Dyeing and Finishing

International Exports

Inversiones Merlet

S.S., El Salvador

Regional Sales, Warehouse and Logistics


Merlet of North America



Merlet of Nicaragua

Miami, Florida





Managua, Nicaragua

Creative Design Services and Sales Headquarters.


Wovens Assembly and Warehousing





International Exports








Production Capacity

Product Type

Capacity per Week (units)

Available Capacity

We produce a wide range of basic and fashion knit.

In addition to our vertical knit production capacity, we also produce woven tops and bottoms


Our total capacity is over 40K /Dozen/Week.

This capacity is divided between tops and bottoms, and is modular in nature.

Advantages are quick startup.

Merlet maintains open capacity to allow for new customers and products. Our capacity is dynamic in nature and allows managament, and customer great flexibility.



Mens & Boys:


Women & Girls:


- Embellishment Tops

- Shorts

- Embellishment Tops

- Camisoles w/ Built In Bras

- Boxers and Briefs

- Lounge Shorts & Pants

- Full Panties

- Sports Bras

- Crew Neck Tees (l/s & s/s)

- Flannel Pants

- Crew Neck Tees (l/s & s/s)

- Lounge Shorts & Pants

- Flat Lock Thermals

- Flannel Crew Tops

- Flat Lock Thermals


- Flannel Pants

- Tank Tops & Shooters


-Work Wear

- Tank Tops

- Flannel Crew Tops



Supply Chain Solutions



Multiple in-land, maritime and air freight choices.

2-day lead time from Central America to the US


1500 cubic meters of usable warehouse space.

Segregated and secure warehouse allocation for each client.


EDI and VMI (Vendor Managed Inventory) solutions provider.

Ship to DC and Direct to Store

Inventory Control Solutions

Inventory of: Yarn                               Inventory solutions provide rapid response to market conditions.

                      Greige                           By holding inventory at various stages, clients can better plan and execute orders.

                      Dyed Goods




Knitting, Dyeing and Finishing ----- Global Fabric Sourcing Capability



      Self-owned circular, dyeing and finishing facilities.

      Source woven, warp, and other fabrications throughout the Americas and other regions.

Types of Fabric

      In-house knit production of Jersey, Ribs, Mesh, Fleece, Interlock, Waffle Thermal and many others Natural and Synthetics

      Woven fabrics are avaible for production in our Nicaraguan facility

Fabric Content

      Produce 100 % and blended fabrications, including synthetics.

      Spandex and Lycra based knits are produced in our "Lycra Assured" facility, in addition to many Woven options

Production Capacity

      200,000 lbs per week (on Tubular and Open Width goods)

Environmental Awareness

      Environmentally conscious and internationally compliant water treatment facility adheres to all current safety

      standards, and it is certified by our customers and Guatemala's Government.




Dedicated multi-width in-house cutting.


Marking Tables:                  3

Cutting Tables:                   11

Vertical Blades:                   14


               Manual                 4

               Semi-automatic    8

               Automatic             1



Total Number of Workers:   58


Cutting Table Dimensions:

Width:              72 Inches

Height:               9 Inches

Length:             40 Inches





Production Capacity 

65,000 dozen per week






Modular team sewing and modalities are applied throughout the facility, with an emphasis on team building,

throughput, and quality. Automated barcode

system tracks production and WIP throughout the process and products life cycle within the facility.


Manufacturing Details

Number of Production Plants             4

Total Number of Production Cells   125

Total Number of Workers:              920

Average # of Workers per Production Module:    7

Average # of Workers per Supervisor :             35










Machine Type




Average Age

Single Needle (lock):


Juky / DDL555-6


3 years

Double Needle:


Juky / 1152-5


3 years

Multi Needle:



Kansai / FX 1412


2 years

Coverstitch (3 needle):


Yamato / VC 2700


3 years

Overlock (3 thread):


Yamato / A28001


3 years

Overlock (4 thread):


Yamato / A28004


3 years

Overlock (5 thread):


Yamato / A28005



Keyhole, buttonhole:


Juky / LBH783


1 yr

Snap Attacher:


Available through local YKK, Universal Customer or Scovill

Flat Felled Seamer:


Yamato / 73800


3 years

Button Attacher


Juky / 723


3 years



Juky / LK1850


3 years

Picot Edge



Union Special / 63700


5 years


Production Capacity

                 65,000 dozen per week


Screen Printing



In house, modern and fully dedicated screen printing facility. Applying state of the art and cutting edgeprocesses assuring maximum adherence toinitial design requirements and parameters. Cut part printingand large seam-to-seam jumbo printing available as well.



Number of Machines:  7

Type of Machines:       MHM Fully automatic machines

Capacity:                    Five machines with 12 color capability, and maximum size of 16.5" X 25"

                                   One Jumbo Machine with 12 color capabilities and maximum of 27 X 36"

                                   One machine with 8 color capability, and maximum size of 19.5" X 25"


Production Capacity

Total Number of Workers: 50

Production Capacity:         25,000 dz per week




Elastics & Trims



 Description: In house elastic production and trims capability.



 Number of Machines: 4

 Type of Machines:      COMEZ, 609B8 & 609B3

 Capacity:                   3/8" - 1-1/2" width


 Production Capacity:

 Total Number of Workers: 5

 Production Capacity:         115,000 - 125,000 yards per week



 Description: In house production of care labels, using approved materials and designs.



 Number of Machines: 1

 Type of Machines:      Capacity: 1/2" - 2" width with variable length


 Production Capacity:

 Total Number of Workers: 1

 Production Capacity:          25,000 to 35,000 dozens per week



Embroidery & Heat Seal




In house embroidery, including design capabilities.



Number of Machines: 4

Type of Machines:      Tajima TMFD-915 machines

Capacity:                    60 heads, 9 colors, maximum embroidery area of 450mm x 275mm


Production Capacity:

Total Number of Workers: 10

Production Capacity:         4,500 dozens per week @ 5,000 stitches


Heat Seal


In house heat seal application utilizing designs established by the client.



Number of Machines: 10

Type of Machines:      HIX HT400

Capacity: maximum dimensions: 15 inches x 15 inches


Production Capacity:

Total Number of Workers: 10

Production Capacity:         2,500 dozens per week


Laundry Treatments and Garment Dye Capabilities

Laundry/Fabric Treatments

Description:All types of special washes, mechanicals, chemicals and combine techniques

( Silicone wash, Salt wash, Soda wash, Enzyme wash, Enzyme/Stone wash, Heavy Rock wash, etc )



Number of Machines: 10

Type of Machines:      Tonello ( 250lbs ), Tri Venetta ( dryers )

Capacity:                     60,000 dry lbs per week, combine capacity in all processes


Production Capacity:

Total Number of Workers: 50

Production Capacity:       10,000 dz per week, combine capacity


Garment Dye

Description:  Reactive and Pigment Garment Dye with possibility of adding fabric treatment



Number of Machines: 10 ( same as above )

Type of Machines:      Tonello ( 250lbs ), Tri Venetta ( dryers )

Capacity:                     25,000 dry lbs per week


Production Capacity:

Total Number of Workers: 50 ( same as above )

Production Capacity:        5,000 dozens per week





Customer Certified:

Adidas, Nike, Reebok, Puma, Benetton, Kohls,

Wal-Mart, Levi's, Academy, Target, Kmart, Mervyns, GAP, Sara Lee, JCP, Sears and  Others



WRAP: All of our sewing facilities are WRAP certified



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