“This project is the result of close collaboration between Samsung and the South African authorities – at national and provincial level,” said Samsung Electronics South Africa deputy managing director, Matthew Thackrah.
“Samsung remains the leading consumer electronics brand in South Africa and we are determined to add value to the South African community in which we operate. The establishment of new plant is another step in our goal to create new business opportunities, products and technology.”
According to the company, with a total investment of 20 million US dollars until 2018, the plan demonstrates Samsung’s effort to satisfy its customers in South Africa.
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Samsung also stated that it was able to expedite progress on the project, which will deliver socio-economic benefits to residents in Durban as well as those in the KwaZulu-Natal province as a whole.
“Samsung South Africa is continuously exploring opportunities which will benefit the country. Durban is aligned with these goals and this is an exciting step forward for the company,” said Thackrah.
The manufacturing facility is expected to provide job opportunities and encourage the development of skilled and unskilled labour in the region.