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In2Food Factory is Gauteng’s major investment

Thembisa Shologu

Premier David Makhura has recognised that the opening of the In2Food Factory at the OR Tambo Special Economic Zone in Ekurhuleni is a significant investment that will positively impact on the wellbeing of the people of Gauteng. 

“We are serious about revitalising the manufacturing sector in our province, especially in Ekurhuleni and Sedibeng, which collectively constituted the manufacturing hub of Sub-Saharan Africa. 

“We are also serious about attracting more investment into the priority sectors of our economy in pursuit of creating more employment, increasing exports and empowering those excluded from the mainstream of our economy,” said Premier Makhura at the launch of the In2Food Factory and the Jewellery Manufacturing and Agro-processing hub.

The factory will increase export of fresh food products from the O.R. Tambo International Airport to a projected 1 billion by 2025.

In2Food is a Gauteng based agro-processing company that packages food and perishable items for Woolworths Food in South Africa. 

The factory will increase export of fresh food products from the O.R. Tambo International Airport to a projected 1 billion by 2025.

MEC for Economic Development, Lebogang Maile, said: “The development should be part of Gauteng’s plans to re-industrialise and chart a new course for the economy by supporting value adding, labour intensive and innovative industries, especially agro-processing, pharmaceuticals, electronics and automotive manufacturing which are part of the eleven sectors earmarked for government intervention over the next few years.”