Bortex group of companies establishes cooperation with Uzbekistan
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) –– At the Embassy of Uzbekistan in the Benelux countries, a meeting was held with Sam Borj, co-owner of the Bortex group of companies (Malta), Dunyo reported.
The parties discussed issues of establishing cooperation between the textile division of this large group and Uzbekistan, in particular, in the production of clothing of leading brands in our country, their export and sale to European retailers.
The Bortex company was created by the Maltese businessman Sam Borj in 1964 as a joint venture with the Dutch company Van Gils and specializes in the production of high-quality men’s outerwear, being a supplier of leading European brands.
The company, headquartered in Malta, owns manufacturing facility in Tunisia and joint ventures in China. She also sells clothes in Malta, as well as in the Gagliardi chain of stores in the UK, Sweden, Serbia, Russia, Poland and Algeria.
During the meeting, a presentation was made on the development of the textile industry in Uzbekistan, the investment climate in the country, the measures taken to reduce cotton fiber exports to a minimum and increase production of value-added products.
Sam Borj said that Bortex is interested in establishing cooperation with the fast-growing Uzbek textile market, including investing in new production projects, sending orders for sewing men’s outerwear to local manufacturers, as well as selling high-quality goods throughout the group’s chain of stores in Russia, Poland, Serbia and other countries.
At the same time, in his words, it is important to study the current investment climate in the country and the willingness of manufacturers in Uzbekistan to ensure quality standards of Bortex.
In order to discuss possible areas of cooperation, an agreement was reached on organizing a visit of a company delegation to Uzbekistan in March this year.