New RKW Plant in Cairo Inaugurated
FRANKENTHAL, Germany and CAIRO, November 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –
More than US$ 30 million invested
The RKW Group has started production at its first plant in Egypt. The
company built a totally new manufacturing facility in Cairo in less than 16
months. The new plant, RKW Egypt, will be officially inaugurated on November
10, 2011 in the presence of the shareholder families, a major customer,
machine suppliers, Egyptian government representatives and the RKW Board of
RKW has invested more than US$ 30 million in a manufacturing building,
warehouse and administrative offices on 20,000 square meters of land in the
“City of 6th October”. The industrial park in which our new plant is located
is 35 kilometers southwest of Cairo and only a few kilometers from the
pyramids of Giza.
German Know-how for Local Specialists
At the beginning, the plant will employ about 40 people. As part of the
1st stage, the manufacturing facility includes a state-of-the-art embossing
calender and an extrusion line. At the moment, German specialists are
training local workers and preparing the start of series production.
RKW’s new plant has been located near to Procter & Gamble Egyptian
diaper manufacturing plant. Procter & Gamble is one of the leading global
consumer goods companies respected for their quality and service.
Their baby care business focuses on growing where the babies are to aid
the healthy happy development of babies everywhere.
Procter and Gamble strategically partners with RKW to purchase films and
nonwoven products for diaper manufacturing and has awarded RKW a “Supplier
of Excellence Award” over 3 consecutive years. This partnership has been
founded on an aligned strategy to improve the lives of the worlds consumers.
In particular this RKW investment in Egypt localizes material supply for
Procter & Gamble which in turn reduces the carbon footprint of diaper
materials, develops the local Egyptian economy improving everyday life for
Egyptians and ensures consumers have the their brand of choice via a more
responsive and environmentally friendly supply chain.
The RKW Group
The RKW Group is a globally-active company. It is one of the leading
international manufacturers of high-quality polyethylene and polypropylene
films, nonwovens and nets. The independent family-owned company is not a
listed stock corporation. RKW has been setting standards for quality,
innovation and service for over 54 years. Today, over 2,800 people are
employed at the Group’s 21 locations. In fiscal 2011, the company generated
sales of about US$ 1.1 billion.
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