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THE once moribund Karina Textiles plant is now once again the pinnacle of Nyakamete Industrial Site in Mutare following massive investments by Willowton Group Zimbabwe. The company is a subsidiary of the Willowton Group South Africa which was formed in 1970 as a family business.
The leading producer of edible oil and soaps in Zimbabwe said it now wants to penetrate the margarine market and compete with reputable brands such as Buttercup which has dominated the market for many years in Zimbabwe and Africa at large. “Competition is healthy and only makes everything better. It will also push us to make a better quality product and make our competitors more competitive. We believe in the quality of our margarine products that is why all our products are ISO (International Organization for Standardization) certified,” said Suleman Darsot the Willowton Group Zimbabwe managing director.
This was said during a project site tour of the manufacturing plant in Mutare by the Special Advisor to the President on Monitoring Implementation of Government Programmes and Projects, Dr Joram Gumbo last week Thursday. He was accompanied by the Minister of State for Manicaland Provincial Affairs and Devolution Advocate Misheck Mugadza.