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Ethiopian leather industry to flourish British companies seeking to work closely

Published on:2013/10/29 13:16:26

Keyword:Leather, clothing, handbags, clothing, fleece, jackets, sewing machines
Introduction:In the rows of sewing machines in rhythmic clicks, hundreds of workers are for the production of leather gloves, bags with leather jacket and busy. "T...

In the rows of sewing machines in rhythmic clicks, hundreds of workers are for the production of leather gloves, bags with leather jacket and busy.

"The faster the noise machine to introduce the skills of workers who have been greatly improved," a local one called Tsedenia Mekbibs general manager said. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Mekbib a busy suburban factory to accept the BBC reporters.

English Leather Products Company horses he hereby (Pitards) has three factories in Ethiopia mentioned above, this plant is one of them.

Moment more Western companies, regardless of size, are looking for business opportunities in Africa; And as early as 90 years ago, the horse he had begun hereby business trip in Africa.

In Ethiopia, the horses he hereby many years of operating history. Horses he hereby is headquartered in southwest England Samosaite County Orwell, back in the 1920s had already engaged in trade into Ethiopia. It abounds with famous Ethiopian hair sheep are closely related.

Hair sheep, "sheep as the name" without thick wool, but with more than Europes "companion" thinner skin, such as production quality leather dress gloves Ms. ideal raw material.

Build a new factory

Horses he hereby is ambitious plans to increase its operations in Ethiopia, as in Ethiopia, the companys revenue for the entire company up to $ 60 million average annual income of a significant contribution.

Currently he is hereby horses with tannery factory in Addis Ababa hire local employees 1,200 people, plans to increase to 5,000 people within five years. Fourth plant is also under construction which need to hire more workers.

The companys existing plant, the production process also includes handmade, can produce 100,000 pairs per month with 5,000 pairs of work gloves dress gloves. He hereby horse tannery in Ethiopia also produces 2 million square feet per year of high quality leather, exports to the apparel industry to create professional-level golf gloves and fashion handbags and other leather apparel products.

"Ethiopia for horses and he is hereby global leather industry are increasingly important," says company president Reg Hankey. Its appeal mainly to having a large number of relatively cheap labor, and the countrys exports to Europe and the United States with other countries tax exemption for most products.

Development of animal husbandry

Although Ethiopia is the worlds largest hair sheep having no country - has a volume of over 26 million, it is not the largest supplier of sheepskin.

Ethiopia dehaired sheep reproductive rate of about 37%, far behind New Zealands 180% means that New Zealand sheepskin annual supply of about 30 million, but only 9.5 million in Ethiopia.

If the animal can be developed that will help to improve the supply of Ethiopian sheepskin. His horse-related environmental projects have been established hereby, by increasing the level of local animal husbandry, improving parasite treatment in order to improve the quality of locally produced sheepskin.

Incidental, benefits include an increase in output of meat, for the level of development is still in Ethiopia, it is a very important point.

Doing business in Ethiopia, broader issues, basically in line with other developing countries, the problems faced by my consistent, including the bureaucracy, customs issues with the banks, Hankey President added that, if able to make more effort, this situation will get a very big improvement.

"From my first visit to the present, Ethiopia has come a long 23-year history. Over the past decade, we have witnessed significant positive changes in the country. "Hankey says.

"The Government of Ethiopia to fight very hard to create their preferred country to Africas development. "

The current Ethiopian government hopes to achieve a five-year growth transformation program can export their leather industry in 2015 raised to $ 500 million level. The previous year, this countrys leather exports to $ 123 million.

The management of horses he hereby be happy to complete its ambitious goal of Ethiopia to contribute.

"We have a firm foot in Ethiopia and," Hankey says, "These are so that we build relationships in the local and changed the way of thinking, look at the problem from both internal and external, we have built a unique perspective to complete the further development. "