El Salvador: Expansion of Textile Plant

Representatives from the company Hanesbrands have stated that the company will be investing $5 million in expansion of a plant located in San Juan Opico, department of La Libertad.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Currently the plant manufactures around 860 tons of fabric per week and the extension consists of the incorporation of new machinery and technology for the process of dyeing finished garments, with which they intend to venture into new markets. 

See also: "The textile business in Central America Grows

René Villarreal, vice president of Operations for Central America and the Caribbean at Hanes, told Laprensagrafica.com that they are " ... 'adding greater added value to the operation with this expansion that will take place this year, we will continue investing in El Salvador as we have done in recent years' ... ".

Regarding their investment history, it was pointed out that " ... to date the company has invested $250 million in El Salvador for the construction of new facilities, expansion of installed capacity, as well as technification, training and hiring processes for its workers. "

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