Manufacturing en masse
With a 100 million birr capital investment Lilac Sanitary Napkins and Baby Diapers Manufacturing Enterprise started manufacturing Lotex sanitary napkins and Makleen baby diapers with its full capacity. Mohammed Yusuf, general manager of the company told journalists that the machine has the capacity to generate 74 million baby diapers and 86 million sanitary napkins per year. “But with foreign currency shortage in the country we could not generate all this,” he added. “To manufacture these products we use grade “A” raw materials which we import from the US.” Mohammed said that his company is unique from the others as they are planning to esxport to the US. The company has created job for 50 people, out of which 80 percent are women.