The textile industry is one of the most important sources for foreign exchange in Egypt. The industry
also accounts for 30% of Egypt's industrial production, 15% of its non petroleum exports and 30%
of local employment, as Egypt has a number of competitive advantages; competitive labor costs and
locally available raw materials.
2010 data (till the end of August 2010):
Total companies registered at IMC are 1145
Total Value of sector exports reached LE 10.334 million
Total investments amounted to around LE 16 billion.
Development of textile industry clusters by improving productivity and quality of a number of
weaving companies to reach the international standards.
Supporting development and innovation capacity of Textile companies and organizing design and
product development workshops.
Measuring the export readiness of the Home Textiles non-exporting sub-sector companies ;blankets,
curtains, & upholstery and boosting their export capabilities.
Providing comprehensive marketing and logistic studies on emerging markets for ready-made
garments & textiles to determine the best ways to access international markets.
Specialized Services to Increase Efficiency of the
Productivity, quality improvement, & waste reduction by applying lean
manufacturing & six sigma techniques.
Increasing the overall company efficiency: through supply chain management, formulating an HR development strategy, implementing a sourcing strategy & using enterprise resource management software
Access to markets through marketing services: international market strategy, product positioning & pricing – in-company international marketer, besides, brand development and franchising.
Techno-economic feasibility studies for new projects and products.
Enhancing innovation & design capabilities through: In-company designers to develop new products and design, in addition to designing new products of lower cost.
Access to specialized quality certificates; WRAP, Oeko-Tex and also with direct relevance to the requirements of new markets; Euro Flower- GOTS – GSV – Global Recycling standard.
Increasing social compliance through Corporate sustainability development services & certificates such as SA 8000, Fair Trade, BSCI, SEDEX.
Adherence to environmental standards and use of cleaner production
technologies, waste management and energy efficiency services
Training for supervisors & middle management in product development,
advanced manufacturing, productivity and quality improvement health and safety and social compliance.
Developing new & potential exporters through the provision of services: export readiness assessment - training on export measures and training director of export – export costing and pricing – confirming products to the requirements of standard specifications for export – International Market Research- export plans – export leads - business match making Product positioning & pricing and other services as per the company's business development path.