In its efforts to support governments efforts of transformingthe country from predominantly importing to producing and exporting nation, local herbalmanufacturer Teras Health Care has disclosed plans to open shops in different countries across Africa and others.
Teras Director of Marketing&Communications Ronald Amos said the company has already identified markets in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya.
“It is true we are going to five countries that our immediate plans and the countries are South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania and Kenyaand the good news is we have already started paper work like in South Africa we have registered a business” said Amos.
Amos said the demand for Teras which is said to be curing different diseases such as diabetes isvery high in United States of America (USA), United Kingdom (UK) and Thailand among others.
“We are also receiving orders as far as from America, UK, Thailand but this is the beginning but we want to be in these countries latest mid next year we should be up and running in these countries since now Teras herbal juices is registered with Malawi Medicine and PoisonsBoard,” he said.
He said with the demand of the product both locally and internationally the company has purchased the state-of-art machine that willincrease production from 800 bottles per day to 1500 bottles per hour.
“We were also worried about production because currently we produce half manual and half machinery but we are proud now to the company has purchased the state-of-art machine which is going to do everything including peering, capping and sealing the bottles that will make easy for us to satisfy the demand,” said the Marketing & Communication Director.
Amos said the idea behind opening new shops in the whole African region and abroad is to support government efforts in making Malawi a producing and exporting nation.
“Government is talking about exporting we want to contribute to that because even if we go as far as America production will be done here and we will be exporting so that’s producing and exporting hence helping the availability of foreignexchange in the country,” he said.
He added that the companyis also contributing to the reduction of unemployment rate in the country.
“All these shops will be managed by Malawians we will not employ managers from other countries because already we have employed over 50 people so you can see we are reducing unemployment rate in Malawi,” he said
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