The industrial complex of textile in Chetouane (Tlemcen) which presently comes under comes under the Algerian company of industrial and technical textiles (EATIT), owned 60% by the establishment of clothing and footwear, under supervision of the directorate of military production at the Ministry of National Defence, the complex of Chetouane (Soitex company previously) recommence its activities after several years of difficulties and has shown potential of development prospects.
From 2000 to 2011, the company witnessed awkward financial situation as machinery stopped, as well as difficulties in settling wage in the absence of substantial workload and fierce competition, according to the official.
The seven complexes under the EATIT, located in Souk Ahras, Batna, M'sila, Draa Ben Khedda, Bejaia, Tlemcen and Sebdou, regularly supply the ANP units with different products, each in a domain. The complex of Tlemcen is specialized in producing military uniforms and other accessories.
Convincing trial results was recorded in the year 2012 at the Chetouane complex, with a net increase in production from 2 million to 4 million square meters of fabric in 2014.
These results positively affected sales. During 2014, the expected figure exceeds DZD 1.12 billion, the best performance ever achieved in the textile industry, according to the official, adding that the same complex is able to create added value.
In terms of human resources, the complex has a workforce of 421 workers. To compensate for the retirement of certain skills, the directorate general has launched recruitment and a training plan, in collaboration with ANEM and vocational training facilities. Some fifty workers are currently studying at the training center opened within the complex.
Furthermore, directorate of military production at the National Defence Ministry has prepared a colossal investment plan to acquire modern equipment gives this jewel of the domestic textile industry, the means to regain market share.
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