About Us

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Universal Labels (Pvt) Limited is a Board of Investment (BOI) approved Company with the classification of Indirect exporter in Sri Lanka. It is an extension of Unitag Industries Limited, established in 1979 with the manufacturing base in Maharagama which is just 15 Km away from Colombo,  the country’s capital and commercial hub. Our plant is also in close proximity to reputed and small scale garment manufacturers based in industrial zones of Panadura, Homagama, Biyagama, Seethawaka and Kadawatha.

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We firmly believe that our loyal and trained workforce to be the most valuable asset and strive to provide them with a happy, safe and pleasant work environment. We are committed to providing job training in order to upgrade their skills and provide equal opportunities to improve income levels to achieve higher living standards.
Universal Labels (Pvt) Ltd has been an ISO 9001 certified Company and has successfully completed its annual audits during the last several years. Our existing certification has been renewed with ISO 9001:2008 certificate following an Universal Labels (Pvt) Ltd has been an ISO 9001 certified Company and has successfully completed its annual audits during the last several years. Our existing certification has been renewed with ISO 9001:2008 certificate following an audit carried out by the Sri Lanka standards institution (SLSI).
We are a SEDEX approved manufacturing plant since 2014 this helps us improve our reputation in ethical and responsible business practices in global supply chains.
In addition, our products conform to the Oeko-Tex® standard 100 – Class 1 which ensures that our products are safe for babies and small children as well as adults. This certification carried out by “Hohenstein” Textile Testing Institute of Germany.



Quality is the hallmark of Universal Labels (Pvt) Ltd. We strive to maintain the quality of our products and services at every level of sourcing, production and delivery. This commitment has helped us to win the trust of prestigious clients and earn international quality certifications.

Continuous Improvement

Universal Labels is committed to pursuing excellence via continuous improvement. In this volatile and constantly evolving marketplace, it is vital to stay updated and equipped with the cutting-edge knowledge and technology.

Health & Safety

We are actively imposing the safety standards to ensure the short-term as well as long-term health and safety of our employees, customers and ultimately the environment.

Customer centered

We believe it is futile to manufacturer any product unless we understand and serve the customer expectation. Therefore, the company is committed to pay individual attention to each one of our customers and serve their unique needs with customized solutions.


Universal Labels does not compromis on its responsibility for the quality of products, services and our impact on the society and the environment at large.


We exercise flexibility at every possible level of conceptualization through production and delivery. We strive to exceed customer expectation with tailored solutions to fit their requirements with quality, on time delivery and affordable pricing.


We understand the importance of maintaining honesty and integrity in all our activities. Universal Labels adhere to ethical business practices and maintain open and transparent relationship with our trusted clients.

Our Vision

To be the preferred manufacturer and supplier of garment identification products and to earn the recognition in the industry and among our customers for product quality, flexibility, service excellence and delivery reliability.

Our Mission

To harness the synergies of advanced technology and the skills of our well-trained employees to achieve higher productivity, consistent quality and profitability while maintaining service standards that would surpass the expectations of our customers.

Our History

The roots of Universal Labels (Pvt) Ltd, dates back over three decades when the present directors of the Company established a woven label manufacturing facility in 1979, under the name and style of “Unitag Industries Limited”. The label weaving machinery in use during that era was shuttle looms with a laced punched card system for designs.

The Company started commercial production in January 1980 using four color multi shuttle looms imported from Japan, and under the guidance of a Japanese expert who provided specialized training in label design and narrow fabric weaving technology.

By 1984, the label weaving technology had advanced with the introduction of compact, high-speed automatic needle looms and continuous laminated punched paper for the design system. To keep up with the new trend, Unitag invested in needle looms from the United Kingdom, and subsequently more of the same type from Taiwan. The Company was fortunate to have on-site training on operation and maintenance of the new machines from both British and Taiwanese technicians.

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Our Fabric Label printing division is equipped with new rotary printing machines which can print wash care labels up to 4 colors on the front surface of the label and 2 colors on the reverse on various types of Polyester satin, Cotton, Acetate or Nylon Taffeta tapes. We use high quality inks with color fasteners that could withstand numerous washes. Thereafter labels are finished using ultrasonic, heat or cold cut options depending on specific requirements of the customer.

Our Offset printing division is able to cater to a variety of hang tags, swing tickets with variable data which could be printed on different kinds of art board in multiple colors, sizes and shapes. We can accommodate different finishes with lamination, UV Varnish etc. We also cater to sticker labels printed with sizes for hangers, or poly bag / carton etc. with variable data. We also have the facility to produce bar-code labels to meet customer requirements.

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The company made steady progress with the introduction of additional machinery and equipment to increase the production output of the facility. The organization’s strong focus on quality and service excellence provided us with a steady and loyal customer base and a reputation as a dependable supplier of apparel labels.

With the rapid growth of the apparel industry in Sri Lanka, the Company was under pressure from customers for larger and speedier volumes of labels. Thus in 1995, the management taking advantage of the many concessions and facilities offered by the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka (B.O.I) for investments in advanced technology, took the bold step of forming a new facility “Universal Labels (Pvt) Limited, as successor to Unitag Industries Ltd.

Our team of talented designers utilizes design systems from Müller and MEI to develop intricate designs or convert from art work or samples to bring the designs of customers to life in woven form. We have been able to successfully developed and supply woven labels for globally recognized brands due to our attention to detail and quality and quick response to client requests.

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