AAK Limited | Company History

Mr Maurice KindlerAAK was born from Coat manufacturing company I & M Kindler Ltd, established in 1897. The founding company produced men’s overcoats in the North of England for over one hundred years to a global customer base. In 1986, reacting to market demands, our Chairman, Maurice Kindler, the great-great grandson of the original founder, began producing men’s coats in Southern Italy for the UK and US markets, founding AAK Ltd the same year.

Managing Director, Nathan Helfgott, joined the company from Marks & Spencer in 1995. From this point, our range of products expanded to include Italian made suits, jackets, trousers and shirts as well as outerwear for Marks & Spencer, Harrods, House of Fraser, John Lewis and a selection of key Italian brands.

Today, AAK part own the Italian factory, as well as producing Men’s tailoring and outerwear garments globally, including China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Bangladesh and Myanmar.

In addition to the UK customers mentioned above we supply Moss Bros, Arcadia, Next and Matalan including a growing selection of British brands. We also supply US brands Calvin Klein, Kenneth Cole and Guess, as well as Woolworths, South Africa and David Jones, Australia.