Japanese Yoshida (YKK), the world’s largest zipper manufacturer, established in Tunisia since 1997, plans to create a new unit located in Sidi Abdelhamid (Sousse), CEO of the Group Masayuki Sarumaru said.
At his meeting Wednesday in Tunis with Mohamed Lamine Chakhari, Minister of Industry, the Japanese official said “the expansion strategy of the group, which is present in 70 countries, is based on developing partnerships with local markets. “This, he said, places the Tunisian market in a good position because of its strengths and the industrial space it offers to investors.”
The minister said the talks with the world leader in garment products and accessories “aim at attracting new international brands in the country likely to contribute to the new dynamics of the Tunisian textile and clothing industry.”
“Every effort will be made to help the textile sector be at the forefront of the Tunisian economy and its growth continues after the difficulties encountered since 2011,” the minister said.
In a press statement, the Minister added that the meeting with Japanese investors focused on the benefits of the settlement of such a large group in Tunisia.
According to a statement of the Ministry of Industry released Wednesday, the Japanese group will pay a working visit to the site of the Competitiveness Cluster of Monastir El Fejja (MFCPOLE).