New Jersey apparel manufacturer Suuchi Inc. has not only chosen to remain in the Garden State but also to expand their manufacturing facility, creating over 400 new manufacturing jobs. In an environment that has seen many businesses flee the state in favor of more business-friendly states like North Carolina, Suuchi Inc.’s choice to remain and expand is kind of a big deal.
The woman-owned company — and one of the few remaining apparel manufacturers in the U.S. worked closely with the state of New Jersey Economic Development Authority and Governor Phil Murphy to hammer out a deal that will keep this unique company in New Jersey. Support from the Grow New Jersey Assistance Program was a critical component of the negotiations.
Suuchi Ramesh, founder, and CEO started the company after working in predictive analytics and technology for over 10 years. “When I launched Suuchi Inc. in 2015, I initially focused on using data, technology and a vertical supply chain to create made-to-fit apparel for consumers within days of receiving measurements,” she said. The one-stop shop utilizes advanced automation and a vertically integrated, end-to-end supply chain to source, design, manufacture and ship clothing and accessories for leading apparel fashion brands and companies in as little as five days. The company currently produces around 200,000 units of women’s, men’s, kids’ and pets’ wear as well as swimwear and accessories for nearly 120 clients.
“We are not reinventing the wheel of design and manufacturing, but because we developed a supply chain, which merges our new processes and technology with cutting and sewing, as well as with our aggressive sales strategies, we created a magic formula,” Ramesh said. The company uses over 100 machines to reduce labor time as well as the proprietary “Suuchi Grid” which can deliver up-to-the-minute updates directly from the manufacturing floor.
The company will lease more than 113,000 square feet of space in Kearny, New Jersey to expand their state-of-the-art manufacturing operation. Gov. Murphy said that the deal struck with Suuchi Inc. furthered the state’s goal of “an environment that fosters the growth of diverse and innovative companies in high-growth sectors.”