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Kingsgate keen to set up apparel production unit
Jul '11
Kingsgate Clothing Group, one of South Africa's leading, privately-owned clothing manufacturers, is keen on setting up a manufacturing unit in Swaziland.

This was revealed during a visit of the Directors of the Durban-based company to Swaziland. The Directors told Her Majesty the Indlovukazi of Swaziland that they wish to set up a factory employing at least 1000 people.

Ashruf Hoosen, Production Director at Kingsgate, said that the South African company plans to establish an apparel manufacturing unit in Swaziland, with an intention to train and empower local entrepreneurs.

He added that the company is presently making efforts to acquire a place where they can establish the manufacturing unit. For the purpose, it is in talks with Swaziland Industrial Development Corporation (SIDC), the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry, as well as the Swaziland Investment Promotion Authority (SIPA).

Kingsgate has already selected about 30 entrepreneurs from Swaziland, whom it wishes to train and make them factory owners, like it has done in South Africa, Mr. Hoosen said. These people have been taken through the company's factories and manufacturing units in South Africa, he added.

“We are ready to begin operations here, but are waiting for a place having necessary operating conditions”, he stated and added that a delegation that included top brass of Small Enterprise Development Company (SEDCO) has also paid a visit to Kingsgate production facilities in Durban.

Her Majesty the Indlovukazi said that she supports Kingsgate's move to set up a production unit in Swaziland.

Kingsgate Clothing Group has 12 production units spread across South Africa and it supplies apparels to several large retail chain stores including Edgars, Ackerman's, Jet Stores, and Sales House.

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