YGM Group was founded by Dr. S.K. Chan in 1949 and was listed on the Hong Kong's public stock exchange in 1970. More than 50 years after its inception, YGM Group has grown from a single small garment factory into a global organization with multi-dimensional businesses. The businesses of the group include garments, textiles, wholesaling, retailing and other manufacturing industries. The garment business covers a wide array of products including shirts, blouses, trousers and casual pants, blousons, polo shirts, T-shirts and etc.
The headquarters in Hong Kong oversees sales and the overall management of the Group. Branch offices in China are set up in Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing. The export business mainly targets European, Japanese and South-East Asian markets. Production plants are located in China and South East Asia.
In 1987, YGM Trading Limited was spun off from Yangtzekiang Garment Limited and is now a separately-listed public company based in Hong Kong. The core businesses are wholesaling and retailing. Other businesses include garment manufacturing, property investment and printing. YGM Trading develops apparel retail and wholesale business and distributes a wide range of men's and ladies' wear for many world renowned brands. YGM Trading also licenses and acquires internationally-recognized brands. In May 2012 – November 2017, YGM was the global owner of Aquascutum. In September 2019, YGM acquired ASHWORTH and has been its global owner.
Business and Development
YGM's extensive retail network consists of around 100 retail outlets throughout Hong Kong, Macau, China, Taiwan, South-east Asia, and Europe. We have been actively developing the Greater China market for more than couple of years. We have established retail outlets in major cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, while simultaneously expanding the network to many secondary and tertiary cities. Our development in China is reflected in the mass retail coverage. We now are operating over 50 outlets in China with the expectation to grow further in the core and developing cities.
YGM Trading develops apparel retail and wholesale business and distributes a wide range of men's and ladies' wear for many world renowned brands: Michel René, Guy Laroche of Paris and Ashworth, our own brands, Black Clover of the U.S.A., J.Lindeberg from Stockholm, Save My Bag from Italy.