We at Martin International are delighted to advise you that we are now part of the family that is the Crystal Group of companies.

The Crystal Group is headquartered in Hong Kong and with the acquisition of Martin International becomes one of the largest apparel manufacturers in the world.

Please visit Crystal at www.crystalgroup.com to view what our group has to offer.

The current Martin International website is being relocated to www.crystal-martin.com

This site will be updated in the near future to reflect the developments and exciting opportunities now being pursued in addition to the existing business currently reflected on the site.


Welcome to the Website of Martin International Holdings PLC (and thereby that of our wholly owned trading divisions Martin Emprex International and Cooper & Roe).

For my latest comments on Trading, Strategy, Future Developments and Prospects - please refer to the "Operating Review" featured in Investor Relations/Financial Information.

Our customers are the most important visitors to any of our international clothing operations, - they are not dependent on us, we are dependent on them - they are not an outsider in our business, they are part of it - we are not doing them a favour by serving them, they are doing us a favour by giving us the opportunity to do so.

Our UK, Hong Kong and New York commercial enterprises are supported by both our wholly owned manufacturing in Asia, the Middle East and Indian sub-Continent and our ever increasing portfolio of Joint Ventures in Eastern Europe, giving us the global positioning to provide an effective clothing supply chain of high quality, competitively priced Intimate Apparel, Womenswear, Menswear and Childrenswear.

It is the passion and commitment of our people throughout the world that will propagate and develop partnerships in manufacture and retail to meet and then exceed the needs of our current and future solicited customer base.

We are committed to working with customers who believe in, and are prepared to support, supplier/retail partnerships. We are not afraid of challenging our customers, as well as ourselves, in order to make us together stand out in the highly competitive market-place. By working together we can and will satisfy our mutual objectives.

We are passionate and dedicated to product, its design & development, quality and its ability to delight our customers for targeted differentiation.

We are a modern company with modern attitudes; we embrace the new realities of both technology and methodology; we never disregard the demand for innovation in all facets of our business and we continue to pay attention to the fresh and vital minds of the well-educated youth of today.

With this Company culture, it has become part of our daily function to embrace change and, just as importantly, to adopt a caring attitude to the working environment and welfare of our international employees and the greater local environment within all the countries in which we operate.

We have the will and determination to drive our company forward to increased success for the benefit of all those who share in it - our customer partners, our shareholders, employees and suppliers, whilst always retaining our professionalism and integrity.

I hope that you find our Website both interesting and thought provoking and we look forward to the possibility of being of service to you.

On behalf of Paul McArthur (M.D. MEI), Graeme Morris (M.D. Cooper & Roe), myself and the rest of the board - thank you again for visiting us.


LAWRENCE B. WARD
Chief Executive Officer