MANUFACTURING TRADITION SINCE 1967..
VILKMA AB was established in 1967 in Ukmergė, giving a new form to manufacturing of shirts. Long history of traditional textile crafts in our country, particularly in Ukmergė, ensure heritage of competence and skills, makes us proud of our achievements and responsible for maintaining our reputation as a reliable garment manufacturer. Enthusiasm about production and knowledge of the latest technologies in combination with experience and competences acquired over many years, attention to details and reliable service – all of these elements ensure that the product we make is always among the best.
In November, the doors of Lithuania’s first VILKMA BESPOKE sewing salon for custom-made shirts opened in Vilnius. This provides the highest-class fabrics, recommendations from tailor and exclusive service.
A start is given to the company’s own brand HUGINN MUNINN, designed for the Icelandic market. Men’s shirts and accessories for this product line were conceived by Lithuanian designers.
VILKMA AB becomes part of the Icelandic company “Hlunnur Ehf”.
On September 10, the public company VILKMA was registered. The factory was privatised, with shares and some of the employees taken over by investment company “Lietuvos Investicija”.
The factory was separated from Vilnius sewing manufacturing association “Lelija” and became an independent Ukmergė state sewing factory.1981
The Vabalninkas workshop opened, at which 36 employees used to make 60,000 pieces of sets for newborns each year.1979
The factory was visited by the first foreign delegation which came from Germany.1977
The company already employed 767 workers, who made more than 2 million items per year. The range became wider and included bathrobes, women’s dressing gowns, blouses, sets of items for newborns, velvet suits and bedding.1967
A sewing factory that belonged to the association “Lelija” was established in former barracks. A total of 657 workers were employed here at that time. The first 38 Japanese “Juki” sewing machines were received. At that time, more than 1 million items were sewn each year. Along with the main goods produced – shirts – employees sewed bathrobes, aprons, bibs, caps and underwear. The net cost of a piece of a man’s shirt was 4.20 rubles at the time.