Position 21st Century Textiles to become a major player in the textiles industry in the East and Central Africa. Projection: With the addition of a second ginnery, MeTL Group will be able to double the ginning capacity to 90,000 bales within two years.
Located in Tanga, Tanzania, Afritex is another MeTL Group textile company with an established reputation for excellence in the manufacture of African cloth such as khanga, kitenge, and also household linen and a wide range of other textile goods.
Afritex operates a modern integrated textile plant with spinning, weaving and processing facilities. The company has state-of-the-art manufacturing machinery and equipment, using the latest technology, which ensures high quality final products. Processing house is installed with a broad range of machines for bleaching, dyeing, printing and finishing 100% cotton fabrics. Afritex boasts a 30% share in Tanzania’s textile market, a number that is continuously increasing. The company also exports its yarn across Europe.
The production chain includes lint, yarns, fabrics and filaments, knit, woven, and non-woven fabrics. Afritex produces traditional dress material (khanga and kitenge) for the local market as well as in the neighboring countries of Mozambique, Malawi, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia and Kenya. Afritex also produces Masai cloth, bed sheets and other products including uniform cloth.
Spinning –The plant has an installed capacity of 12,000 spindles and 1100 rotors, which can spin about 8.0 metric tons per day (about 2,400 metric tons per annum). Weaving - The plant has a capacity to weave 18 million meters per annum. Processing – The plant has a capacity to process 24 million meters of African print per annum.
The factory is going to produce about 1 million pieces of blanket per annum. The factory will be under full capacity by end of this year and will reach to 2 million meters per month of African prints.