December 4, 2023

Nexgen Packaging And ARISE IIP Partner To Advance African Textile Industry

Nexgen Packaging, a leading provider of sustainable packaging solutions and paper fibreboard hangers, has announced its partnership with ARISE Integrated Industrial Platforms (ARISE IIP). ARISE IIP specializes in developing and operating high-value industrial ecosystems in Africa, offering comprehensive services from concept to operation. The company’s focus is on designing, developing, operating, and promoting Integrated industrial zones throughout Africa, with an emphasis on transforming locally produced raw materials, particularly cotton, into value-added and fully traceable textiles and apparels. The final products are then exported to the US and European consumer markets.

ARISE IIP collaborates with local governments using the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model, aligning with their development agendas. The industrial ecosystems are strategically designed to support competitive transformation and fulfill the requirements of businesses. ARISE IIP’s textile parks in Togo and Benin provide advanced infrastructure, proximity to seaports and raw materials, a skilled and competitive workforce, sustainable processes and a stable political environment.

Rajaguru Raja Thandal, Textile Business CEO at ARISE IIP, expressed confidence in the partnership, stating, “This collaboration will be a significant milestone for the textile industry in Africa. We are certain that it will bring innovative solutions and elevate the textile industry to new heights, making Africa the next global textile hub.”

Nexgen Packaging, a leader in sustainable packaging production in Africa, will invest in infrastructure and services to support ARISE IIP’s textile facilities in Benin and Togo as part of this partnership. This includes immediate investment in equipment and raw materials to provide support for trims, labels and other packaging requirements in these industrial parks. Nexgen’s long-term goal is to establish a scaled, local presence in both locations to support all packaging needs for local manufacturers.

With over 16 years of experience, Nexgen has become a leading producer of packaging solutions for the retail, apparel and footwear industries. Their focus on providing true sustainable offerings and investing in an optimized supply chain sets them apart in the industry and is one of the primary reasons why customers choose Nexgen as their strategic global supplier.

Jim Welch, Nexgen CEO, said, “Nexgen is at the forefront of the industry with our commitment to sustainable packaging in Africa. We are honoured to contribute to ARISE IIP’s vision for retail and apparel manufacturing in Africa and look forward to immediate opportunities to collaborate with brands and retailers from Europe and the US who are exploring the possibilities in West Africa.”

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