Ethiopia: Trybus Group to set up garment manufacturing unit
Trybus Group, one of the prominent menswear firms in Texas, US, is all set to start a garment manufacturing unit in Ethiopia. A Memorandum of Understanding ( MoU) was recently signed between the company and the Ethiopian Investment Commission
( EIC) with the objective of establishing a manufacturing facility at the newly opened Kombolcha Industrial Park.
The signatories of the MoU were Fisum Arega, Commissioner of EIC and Lixun Wang, Vice President and Director General of Trybus Group.
The MoU states that the Group will take up a space spread over 5,500 square metres to set up the garment manufacturing facility. The Trybus unit is expected to create jobs for 1,500 Ethiopians once operational.
“With this new factory, we are now committed to improving the lives of people of Ethiopia. New job opportunities will help make their lives better,” averred Gary Trybus, Co-founder and President of Trybus Group.
The Industrial Park in the city of Kombolcha, the US $ 90 million zone, has been luring several apparel enterprises from countries like USA, Italy and South Korea because of its proximity to the Port of Djibouti. This, coupled with other benefits that Ethiopia provides, propelled Trybus to establish a facility there.
Trybus is known for producing renowned brands like Steve Harvey, Q by Flynt and Ibiza.
The new unit will create job opportunities for 1500 Ethiopians