A new clothing factory will open in Poti on February 22. Vice Prime Minister of Georgia Dimitri Kumsishvili and other government officials will attend the inauguration ceremony.
The project is implemented by LLC Adjara Textile. The new plant will sew sports shorts and tops of Nike, New Balance , Under Armour, Puma and Lotto brands.
In his interview for the Caucasus Business Week (CBW), Gia Lominadze, financial director of LLC Adjara Textile, talks about future plans.
-MR. Gia, when the plant construction works started? Where is the plant located and how much space does it occupy?
-The construction works in Poti started a year ago. Total space of the territory is 40 000 square meters, however, the building occupies only 15 000 square meters.
-Do you plan to fully employ the land in the future and expand production?
– At the first stage, we have opened the new enterprise. In the second phase we will fully employ the territory in 2019-2020. As a result, our output will also increase.
-What is the investment volume and which country does the investment come from?
-The project is implemented by Turkish investment (100%). 25 million GEL has been already invested, while total value of the project is 40 million GEL.
-Which brand products will the plant manufacture?
-The plant is equipped with cutting-edge sewing machines and it is able to manufacture sports clothes for women, men and children. The plant will sew brand products of Nike, New Balance , Under Armour, Puma and Lotto, namely, football shorts and Tops.
-Do you plan to add new brand products in the future?
-We will sew the same brand products. In the second phase, we will only increase output and employ more citizens.
-How many persons do you employ now? How many citizens will be employed by 2019-2020?
-Initially, Adjara Textile will employ 700 individuals, while the number of employees will increase to about 3 000 persons after the plant moves to full-scale operation.
-Will be the products sold on domestic market or they will be exported abroad?
-LLC Adjara Textile cooperates with such international companies as Nike, Puma, Lotto, “New Balance” and “Under Armour”. The company will be oriented on exports by 100%. Our products will be sent to head offices of the mentioned brands and from there the products will be distributed to various directions all over the world.
-Do you plan to sell products on domestic market too?
-This is possible. When international companies receive our products and distribute them to various destinations in the world, it is not ruled out to sell our products on domestic market too.