Textile Company Matex Sets Up Shop in Honduras

The textile and apparel “maquila” will be located in the “Zip Calpules” field, in San Pedro Sula.

Monday, February 1, 2010

María de los Angeles Posso, from the Labor Ministry, explained the company has already started recruiting personnel.

Daniel Facussé, president of the Honduran Maquila Association, expects textile exports to increase 5% in the first half of the year, resulting in more job creation”, reported Laprensa.hn.

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Textiles Leave Honduras for Nicaragua

March 2011

Two new textile plants will begin operations this year in Nicaragua after closing operations in Honduras.

Once operating, these two plants will generate 2.000 new jobs in the Nicaraguan textile sector, as they aim to double their current capacity in Honduras.

While in Nicaragua the opening of these plants is cause for celebration, there are mixed feelings in Honduras.

New Holland Apparel expands in Nicaragua

October 2010

The apparel company expanded its facilities located in Zona Franca, Astro Nicaragua.

The company, which began operating in the country in 2006, currently employs 1,600 people.

Robert Neff, CEO of New Holland Apparel of Nicaragua, told El Nuevo Diario that "next year we will produce sportswear for a new client, Adidas / Reedbok."

Apparel Company Motex Will Operate From Honduras

February 2010

The Canadian textile company will start operating from Port Cortés Free Zone in March.

In its first phase, the “maquiladora” will generate 400 jobs.

“It will engage in reclassification and processing of classified clothing, for a minimum of 5 to 10 years”, reported Laprensahn.com.

Nicaraguan Textile Industry Foresees Recovery in 2010

January 2010

The sector expects to create 6.000 jobs this year, as well as increased orders from international markets.

Dean García is the president of the Nicaraguan Textile Industry Association (Anitec). He identifies two key elements in this recovery: improvement in the U.S. economy and new markets like the European Union and Canada.

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