More than US$ 30 million invested
FRANKENTHAL, Germany and CAIRO, Nov. 7, 2011 /CNW/ - 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 Management.
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
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
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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