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New textile factory opens in Rustavi, aims to employ 3 000

By Natalia Kochiashvili
Thursday, July 16
Local textile enterprise Adjara Textile is building its fourth factory in Georgia which will create 3,000 jobs in four months, announced the Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Gakharia who attended the event that marked the launch of the construction of the new factory. On July 14th, the foundation was laid for the construction of a 20,000m2 factory on the 38,000 m2 land.

The first three factories were built in the Adjara region of Georgia while the forth and new one is being built in Rustavi. The factory will be built within the state programme Enterprise Georgia and operated by Kartli Textile which is owned by Ajara Textile.

“We are proud that many famous athletes across the world wear a uniform sewn with the inscription 'Made in Georgia’”, Georgian Economy Minister Natia Turnava said at the launch of the construction of a new textile factory in Rustavi.

According to Turnava, it is very important for the government to develop Georgian production and create more jobs, including in heavy industry and the balance between industrial development and protection from environmental pollution must be kept.

According to Turnava, when the world is fighting Covid-19, any investment is important, “but this investment is special as it will employ 3,000 people.”

The Prime Minister also attended the presentation of the construction of Kartli Textile which was given land from the state at a symbolic price - GEL1 with the buildings located on it.

Construction of this factory should be completed in 4 months. Ajara Textile is a Turkish investment. This is a direct investment and including the other three factories that operate in Georgia the total investment of the company amounts to GEL350 million. The company creates products for export and the uniforms sewn in Georgia, including the sports uniforms, is worn today by many famous football players, famous sportsmen from all over the world.

Note that as RFE/RL reported, ‘Made in Georgia’ will be printed on labels on the inside of the uniforms of Liverpool, Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund, which will be released at the end of October.

According to the Director of Ajara Textile Gia Lominadze the factory will employ locals, including residents of Gardabani, Marneuli and from nearby villages. All of them will undergo training.

Ajara Textile produces and exports more than 15 million items of apparel per year and cooperates with international brands such as Nike, Adidas and Puma. The company employs 3,500 people. It has been involved in the textile industry since 2009 and has so far combined three garment factories in Batumi, Kobuleti and Poti, employing a total of 3,500 people. The company sells sports products in the international market and cooperates with such major sports brands as Nike, Adidas, Puma, Lotto, Erima, Under Armor and others. The group produces 10,000,000 units of sports products annually, and the launch of a new factory in Rustavi will further increase production.