The production of the aluminium profiles will take place in the industrial area Thina/Sfax. This is also where the storage facilities will be located. The consortium wants to open showrooms to present the products near the main sales markets. The entire construction industry in Tunisia is expected to benefit from the qualification measures and the development of production capacities in the country. Exports are to go primarily to the North and West Africa region. Libya, Senegal, and Côte d'Ivoire are considered promising markets.
The consortium around the lead company Mas Metal plans to Invest a total of 13.05 million euros. The Facility Investing for Employment grants a subsidy of 6.53 million euros (50%). The funds will be used to pay for construction measures and the purchase of machinery, as well as to finance an initial stock of material for the manufacturing process of the aluminium products.
The Facility Investing for Employment (IFE) of KfW Development Bank is part of the Special Initiative "Decent Work for a Just Transition" of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). With its support, the Facility wants to remove barriers that prevent the creation of new and better jobs in the private sector.