• April 23, 2024
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Medical garment production facility opened in Tatu City

Medical garment production facility opened in Tatu City

Thika,

Wednesday, April 3, 2024,

KNA by Hellen Lunalo

A new medical garment production facility has been established in Tatu City, a 5000-acre mixed-use Special Economic Zone in Kiambu County.

FullCare Medical, a global medical garment manufacturing company, has started operations in Kenya, offering job opportunities to 1,800 individuals, with plans to hire an additional 7,000 in the near future.

Speaking during the launch, FullCare Medical founder Mr Lu Jianguo revealed the corporation’s plans to utilize technology to enhance production efficiency in order to fulfil customer needs.

The FullCare Medical facility, a $30 million investment, demonstrates our commitment to collaborating with Kenya and Tatu City SEZ, fostering positive change through collaboration. The facility, using solar technology for environmentally friendly production, plans to export $60 million worth of medical products annually, meeting local market demands.

“The facility is a leading example of foreign direct investment in Kenya, showcasing the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of Chinese companies in Africa.” Said Mr Jianguo.

On his part, Stephen Jennings, CEO and developer of Tatu City, emphasized that the investment would provide employment opportunities for a large number of Kenyans.

Tatu City, Kenya’s first mixed use Special Economic Zone, has secured USD 2.5 Billion in investment from over 78 businesses, including global players in healthcare, food, beverage manufacturing, call centers, and software development.

“The regional and global businesses that are operational or under development in Tatu City’s business-friendly location, include CCI Global, Heineken, Dormans, Copia, Cooper K-Brands, Grit Real Estate Income Group, Twiga Foods, Freight Forwarders Solutions, ADvTECH, Friendship Group and Davis & Shirtliff. These companies are generating numerous employment opportunities for the Kenyan population, addressing a critical need for job creation in the region.” Added Mr. Jennings.

The International Finance Corporation, the investment arm of the World Bank provided USD100 Million in financing to Full Care Medical for its expansion into the African market.

Lastly, the opening ceremony was attended by Zhang Yijun, Minister Counsellor at the Chinese Embassy in Nairobi, as well as officials from the Kenyan government, with Mr. Zhang describing Full Care Medical as a symbol of the strong bond between China and Kenya as they work together towards the economic progress of both nations.

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