Nextil is committed to sustainability and efficiency with a new plant in Guatemala
MADRID, July 15, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Nextil Group, one of Europe’s largest textile groups, opens in Guatemala, a country with a long textile tradition. The plant with an area of 25,000 m2 is scheduled to go into operation in the first quarter of 2023.
The new plant will be built in a privileged, strategic location just 30 minutes from the city Guatemala, with easy access to two oceans (Atlantic and Pacific) and the Pan-American Strait, which has excellent connections with virtually every continent. Nextil Group’s geographic location will allow access to the mass production market in competition with Asian suppliers, which will enable it to generate a return on items that are currently in deficit and ensure maximum efficiency in logistics and distribution with preferential agreements.
With a total investment of 40 million euros, the new manufacturing facility will employ 350 local people, and that number will increase as the pace of production increases. The facility will also exercise Guatemala Students who want to get into the textile industry. The Spanish group will keep social benefits and benefits at the level of production facilities in the EU or United States, including a health clinic, corporate store with loans, a monthly grocery bag, and a staff loan fund.
Efficiency and sustainability
The industrial plant will optimize its cost structure in line with other plants in the group and will maintain the certifications of origin of its products thanks to the agreements of the Central American country. Guatemala has 1 EUR Certification with which she can secure the origin of both goods Europe and The United Stateswho in turn receive preferential treatment when entering these markets. “This was undoubtedly one of the key factors in choosing the location for our new manufacturing facility,” said Manuel Martos, the managing director of the company.
Nextil Group will expand its existing manufacturing facilities in Spain and the United States for added value specialties, for the development of new products and for local and commercial logistics. “We want to enter a market that is currently inaccessible to us due to the cost structure, while we keep our existing plants for value-added products and the development of new collections in the Spain. “
The industrial group will build a state-of-the-art factory. In line with its environmental commitment, the textile company’s new plant will implement a plan to maintain a low carbon footprint and integrate state-of-the-art machinery and advanced systems in areas such as energy saving, rainwater treatment and the reuse of resources.
The basic principle of the Greendyes dyeing process is also used in this new plant. This dyeing process, patented by the group, is characterized by low water consumption, no toxic products and execution at ambient temperature, which significantly reduces energy consumption.
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