Namibia Plastics Launches Construction of N$95m Plant

Windhoek — With the Minister of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development, Tjekero Tweya, as the guest of honour at the construction launch, the 2,660 square metre state-of-the-art manufacturing plant at Brakwater - expected to be completed before the end of this year - will close the gap on an estimated 50 percent of plastic currently imported from abroad.

Namibia Plastics co-founder and CEO, Johan Struwig, entertained the audience with the history of Namibia Plastics during his address at the official ground-breaking ceremony of the construction of the plant.

Struwig said: "Initially, I started from a home-based office, making use of a spare room, one cellphone, and a laptop. We struggled for a few months with no orders. The average response in approaching potential clients was always 'let us know when you have Namibian clients on board, then we will buy.' I told them that our suppliers have big customers in South Africa - hoping that this will rescue us and bring in Namibian clientele, but unfortunately it didn't."