P&G plans to build US$175M export-oriented factory in South Africa, according to reports; new plant would make range of products including detergents for local markets; construction to start in 2014, with estimated completion date of 2017

RAMSEY, New Jersey , March 19, 2013 () – South Africa is the latest focal point for global household and personal care giant Procter & Gamble. According to reports, the company plans to build an export-oriented factory in South Africa at a cost of $175 million.

The new plant would make a range of products including detergents for local markets and export to southern and east Africa, said reports. Construction will start next year with an estimated completion date of 2017.

South Africa is a recent hub of industry action, as previously reported in Happi.

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