Aussie apparel brand plans to manufacture in Fiji

Australia’s apparel manufacturing company KooGa has plans to set up a manufacturing plant in Lautoka, Fiji, before the end of this year.

KooGa Australia’s chief executive Kim Brant said he has met investment Fiji officials earlier this week to discuss further on setting up a manufacturing site in Fiji, the Fiji Sun reports.

The company’s initial investment for the manufacturing plant is expected to be about $1.5 million.

Brant went on to say that “the investment has been made possible through various government policies, which has been the major attraction in setting up their manufacturing plant here.”

KooGa Australia manufactures sportswear for Fiji Rugby, the Queensland Reds, Qantas Wallabies, Melbourne Storm, the Western Bulldogs, the Richmond Tigers, the NRL All Stars, the Western Force and the ACT Brumbies.

The company also exports teamwear to New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga, Japan, UK, France, Canada, USA and Italy.

Brant stated that the company has chosen to set up a manufacturing site in Fiji, as Fiji is only three hours away from Australia and export from Fiji will be duty free.

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