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How technology ‘ll aid Portharcourt based garment manufacturer to employ 50,000 Nigerians


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 A Portharcourt based garment manufacturing company, XIREA Apparel is targeting to deplete the Nigerian labour market with the employment of over 50, 000 Nigerians between now and the next eleven years.

The company which is set to launch an ultramodern manufacturing facility at Trans-Amadi industrial layout, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, says it will also open doors of opportunity to various industry stakeholders within and around Port Harcourt.

The company said that over 400 Nigerians, mostly women are already on its employment even as it has trained over 300 women in apparel design and production since 2017.

Chief Executive Officer of the company, Mr Obinna Eneh said his factory has a fully automated design and pattern making process with Real-time monitoring of orders placed and technology solutions to help clients develop knowledge base around their order through data acquisition.

According to him, XIREA Factory Launch event would also open doors for contract manufacturing for its first client– Buphalo, signaling to the world that the Apparel Factory is ready for contract manufacturing for the entire spectrum of garments from fashion, armed forces, sports to corporate workwear.

The company manufactures safety workwear, hearing protection, hand protection, eye and face protection, respiratory and fall protection solutions and Eneh said no matter what the requirements are, Xirea will always design for safety and to protect the user in Style.

Garment manufacturing company

He said: “With technology at the heart of our operations, XIREA Apparels currently employs over 400 Nigerians, 95% female, with the vision of training and employing 50,000 by 2030.

“The facility has an R&D team and expert management staff with more than 140 years combined experience in garment manufacturing, supply chain optimization and sourcing from three continents,”

Xirea Apparel was created to serve independent apparel brands, large organizations, Armed forces, Oil and Gas companies, Uniforms and e-commerce retailers with garment production requirements, he added.

The launch is expected to have the Executive Secretary, NCDMB, Engr. Simbi Wabote, and the Managing Director, Saipem Contracting Nigeria Limited, Mr. Walter Peviani, among other top business executives, as special guests of honour.


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