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Textile specialist company, I T C R m g, to set up 750 Flat knitting machines in the Adetikopey Industrial Platform in Togo, PIA. India’s apparel manufacturing company I T C m g is investing in Togo. It has announced the creation of a world-class knit garment within its industrial zone unit named ‘Togo Clothing Company’. The total investment is valued at 35 million U S dollars and is expected to generate 40 million U S dollars worth of export value on an annual basis and 2,000 direct jobs. Togo Clothing company (T C C), will be part of PIA’s state-of-the-art sustainable textile park, which will provide services along the cotton value chain from traceable cotton supply, renewable energy (including solar panels), and best in logistic infrastructure. The garment unit construction will start in November 2021 and is expected to start operations in May 2022. Once completed, the factory will comprise a total of 750 flat knitting machines, and is expected to generate 2,000 direct jobs. T C C will meet the highest social and environmental standards and shall create a game-changing sustainable model for textiles in West Africa. The output price-competitiveness is expected to be in line with international competitors such as India, Bangladesh, Cambodia, and China. The creation of the Togo Clothing Company marks the achievement of a significant milestone for the recently-launched Adetikopé Industrial Platform. This success is aligned with the Togolese state vision to position Togo, as a regional hub in the textile industry and demonstrates what bold and agile investors can do in Togo. About this news, Zahir Sait, CEO of International Trading Company R m g said, “Togo Clothing Company is a milestone achievement both for Togo and I T C R m g. This new manufacturing facility is going to generate thousands of jobs locally. Special emphasis would be in women empowerment. Technical training in apparel manufacturing, skill development, and streamlining the local supply chain, resulting in increased margins, and reduced carbon footprint, as part of our sustainability initiative would be the immediate highlights of the project”. Asked by Apparel Resources, an Indian-based platform for buyers and sellers in the apparel and textile industries, why Togo? Zahir Sait, responded, “I would say Togo selected me. The Government policies are very investment friendly. Availability of a fully integrated textile park, inland contain depot attached and port which is West Africa’s deepest sea port are also major advantages of Togo. Good vessel connectivity from China and good connectivity to US, Europe and South America add value to this region. At the same time, there is enough availability of electricity, infrastructure, manpower and most importantly cotton. The country has zero duty import on raw material; export from here is possible to all of Africa duty free. At the same time, we also have advantage of duty-free benefits to EU and US.” About PIA. The Adetikopey Industrial Platform (PIA) is a public-private partnership between the Republic of Togo and Arise Integrated Industrial Platforms (I I P). Arise I I P develops, finances, builds, and manages this industrial platform, which is dedicated to enabling the processing of Togo’s own natural resources and agricultural exports. PIA focuses primarily on cotton, agro-processing, logistics and other industries (electric mobility, etc.). Operations started in June 2021. PIA is anticipated to generate a significant social and economic benefit for Togo with over 100,000 jobs to be created including industrial jobs for women. About I T C R m g. International Trading Company (I T C R m g) is a textile manufacturer based in Tirupur, India. It has a solid track record in knit garment manufacturing and trading with global buyers such as Ellesse, Beverly Hills Polo Club, Kappa, Louis Philippe, Macy’s, Van Heusen, Tommy Hilfiger, and many more. Since 2001 the company has produced a wide range of knitted products: sweaters, pullovers, cardigans, scarves, gloves, and caps for men, women, and children. The company operates four production units in India.