PEORIA, ARIZ. —The Antigua Group, Inc.—one of the nation’s leading designers and marketers of lifestyle apparel under the distinguished Antigua and Slazenger brands has added 19 new embroidery machines to bolster its production capacity for Spring 2011.  Antigua looks to growth in hat and e-commerce business as well increased general productivity.

As signs point to increased sales growth through a slowly recovering economy, Antigua’s aggressive proactive decision to increase production capacity to its in-house embroidery facility is warranted as they continue to take over market share in four of their business positions; golf, corporate, licensed sports and e-commerce apparel and hats.  The state of the art in house embroidery facility makes up 35,000 square feet of its 110,000 square foot corporate headquarters located just west of Phoenix in Peoria, AZ and seamlessly runs two shifts a day, seven days a week at peak season.

“We decided to decommission 13 Barudan six-head machines and replace them with 13 brand new Barudan models that run at greater speeds, are more efficient and hat capable.  We’ve also added six single-needle Barudan machines to increase our capacity for our growing e-commerce fulfillment business for the major sports related web sites”, said Ron McPherson, president and CEO of the Antigua Group.   “With this capital investment, we will be able to continue our industry leading order turn-around time, increase our ability to serve cap and hat orders and handle the growth trend and short lead times of e-commerce orders.”

About Antigua

Headquartered in Peoria, Ariz., The Antigua Group, through its license sports division, holds license agreements with Major and Minor League Baseball (MLB), the National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Basketball Association (NBA), along with numerous American universities and colleges for men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, headwear and outerwear. Antigua additionally designs, produces and supplies product for corporate America and specialty retail managed under its corporate division. Its golf division also holds license agreements with the PGA TOUR, LPGA and the PGA of America.

Antigua products can also be found online at shop.antigua.com and www.antigua.com

####### For more information on The Antigua Group, visit them online at www.antigua.com or contact Mary Beth Lacy at mb@mblacy.com or call (760) 346-6942   The Antigua Group, Inc. 16651 North 84th Avenue, Peoria, Ariz., 85382