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Qatar to set up $35m uniform manufacturing factory

Al Sawari for Industries inks JV deal with Uniform Italia to produce clothing for military, healthcare, aviation sectors

Qatar to set up $35m uniform manufacturing factory
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Al Sawari for Industries (ASI) has signed an agreement with Uniform Italia to establish a joint venture that will manufacture uniforms for a wide variety of sectors in Qatar.

The joint venture company will set up a factory later this year with an estimated investment of $35 million and it will operate in the manufacturing, trade and servicing of clothing, uniform and accessories in Qatar, a statement said.

It will also produce work uniforms including those used for the state's security and military personnel, construction, manufacturing, airline crew, and similar industries.

It will further cater to the need for uniforms in public sector undertakings such as schools and healthcare, the statement added.

"We have made significant progress in setting up the joint venture and together the companies are creating a world-class production facility in Qatar. Simultaneously, both sides are evaluating potential industrial sites and are screening the existing local supply chain," said Sheikh Turki bin Faisal Al Thani, chairman of Al Sawari Holding.

As part of the agreement, the joint venture will sell and distribute clothing, uniform and accessories in the Middle East, North Africa (MENA), Europe and other regions.

Uniform Italia has been involved in the military clothing sector since 1945.

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