South Africa: Condom Manufacturing Plant to Create Jobs

Monday, July 25, 2016

A total of 145 potential direct jobs are to be created when a latex condom manufacturing plant at the Dube Trade Port in Durban is opened. The plant is a result of a partnership – facilitated by the Department of Trade and Industry -between US company HBM and SA Health Protecting Service which is a local medical consumable supplier in both the public and private sector.

“The investment partnership with HBM to form HBM-SA Health Protecting Services will create 145 potential direct jobs with the investment in the first phase value at R60 million,” said the dti on Wednesday.

SA Health Protecting Services are venturing into the manufacturing of condoms and other medical consumables following partnership formed with HBM.

“The Dube Trade Port Special Economic Zone was identified as an ideal site to locate the manufacturing facility as their main intention is to export into the continent,” said the dti. The facility will produce 700 000 condoms per day for the local and export markets.

Source: All Africa (link opens in a new window)

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