Indonesian garment companies collaborated with South African micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to establish a textile joint venture company, Pan Africa. Pan Africa is a joint venture between Indonesia's leading garment company, Pan Brothers Tbk and South African MSME, Faithfulness. The company will import semi-finished personal protective equipment (PPE) garments from Indonesia and then finalize the processing at the Johannesburg factory.
At its inauguration ceremony, Indonesia’s ambassador to South Aricca, Al Farisi lauded the company as an ideal arrangement of mutually beneficial partnership. Anggun Paramita Mahidi, Head, Indonesia Trade Promotion Center in Johannesburg, emphasized that the success of the establishment of this company can serve as a precedent and pilot project for other Indonesian products, especially PPE, to enter and be accepted by the South African market.
Anne Patricia Sutanto, Deputy Managing Director, Pan Brothers Indonesia, said, the opening of the Pan Africa factory would be the start of deeper future cooperation.