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Modernization program for public sector Egyptian textile industry


The provider of advanced weaving solutions, Itema SpA, Colzate/Italy, has been chosen as the weaving partner for the immense modernization program of the public sector of the Egyptian textile industry. The program, entrusted to the Cotton and Textile Industries Holding Company (CTIHC), Cairo/Egypt,

and supported directly by the President Mr. Abd El fattah El Sisi and by the Minister of Public Enterprises Hisham Tawfik, consists in setting up a state-of-the-art, fully vertically integrated textile park encompassing spinning, weaving, knitting, dyeing, finishing, printing and confection which will represent the largest regional sourcing hub in the Mediterranean Region. The project, worth approx. € 1 billion, will establish a new benchmark for the whole Egyptian textile industry by increasing the competitiveness of the country. The program was launched in 2019 and the first phase of the supply process was finalized during the ITMA Barcelona. In October 2020, Itema – along with its sole agent in Egypt Fabtex Agencies and Trade – signed the contract for the supply of 654 weaving machines that will operate in production plants in the cities of Mehalla El Kubra, Kafr El Dawar and Damietta. Itema is traditionally present in the Egyptian market, where the company has been providing weaving machines for the production of a wide range of fabrics for a long time, from furnishing to denim and shirting, passing through apparel and bed sheeting. The CTIHC modernization program will be implemented in 2021 and 2022. (Fig. f.l.t.r.: Kamal Abbas Fabtex, Ferdinando De Micheli, Dr. Ahmed Moustafa, Dr. Essam Sadek Mohammed, Mamdouh Eldeeb, Michele Elia)


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