In Guria Region, Ozurgeti Denim clothing factory has launched operation in test regime and employed about 150 women. The factory will sew jeans of famous brands such as Zara, Mango, Massimo Dutti, Esprit and so on.
First consignments have been already exported, the former governor of Guria Gia Salukvadze told BM.GE. He has personally participated in inauguration of the mentioned project. The number of employees will increase up to 300 persons and the factory will officially open in October 2018.
The factory was built by investment of Turkish company Baykanlar Tekstil owned by brothers Osman and Erkan Baikans. They have engaged in textile business and they produce clothes of international brands for exports to their own stores in several countries.
As part of Enterprise Georgian program, Government of Georgia handed over 9-hectare territory and old tea factory in Ozurgeti to them. The tea factory had suspended operation for 25 years. Value of the state-owned property was 400 000 GEL. Under the obligations, the investor was to invest 1.6 million GEL in the facility development. However, at the first stage, the volume of investments exceeded 4 million GEL. At the end of 2018 the factory expansion process will start and total investments will reach 25million GEL. Four other workshops will be also added to the factory.
The project implementation will end by 2021. By that period the factory will have employed about 2 000 persons.