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Wafer factory opens
in Zahle industrial city
Import ban will create local demand
Makhoul Trading, a manufacturer of powdered juices, desserts and baking products, opened a wafer factory in Zahle’s industrial zone in early June.
The factory, which produces the wafer brand ‘Galeta’, is built on a 3,000 square meters (m2) land plot. The total built-up area is 1,200 m2.
“The decision taken by the Cabinet, which bans wafers imported from Turkey, will create a huge demand,” said Chairman Paul Makhoul.
Makhoul invested more than $3 million in the project.
The factory has a production capacity of 1,000 boxes of wafers per day, each of which contains 288 wafer bars. Machines were imported from Italy and China.
The factory has created 50 full time jobs.
The company’s distribution fleet is made up of seven trucks, which will distribute the products locally, Makhoul said.
Reported by Rania Ghanem
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Jun 13, 2018
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