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Industrial Division

This sector focuses on the production of staple goods by highly skilled employees trained in our factories over the last 40 years.

NOVATEX: the leading manufacturer of draperies in synthetic fibres in Central Africa. This modern factory doubled its production capacity in 1993 and supplies the whole of the national market.

LINDA: a shirt factory.

SOFATEX: manufactures chiefly the fabric produced by NOVATEX. These two units are therefore perfectly integrated.

ELRE: this factory which manufactures socks is among the most important in Central Africa.

E.S.B. – CONGO: a factory producing dry batteries “RAY-O-VAC”, equipped with ultra-modern equipment and capable of supplying the whole Congolese market. It was set up in 1972 in co-operation with the American-Canadian groups INCO & ESB.
These batteries are produced using local resources (manganese – zinc) and are used especially in the country’s rural areas.


Agriculture and agro-industrial division

The objectives of this agricultural division launched in 1980 are:
- to rehabilitate abandoned plantations
- to promote self-sufficiency in food
- to generate foreign currency through exporting its produce

This policy is implemented:
- on the one hand, by the acquisition of plantations and concessions intended for farming and
- on the other hand, by the organisation of campaigns for purchasing staple food commodities (manioc, paddy, palm oil, groundnuts, maize, fibres, etc.) transported to the major urban centres

The three main areas of activity are :
- North-Kivu (coffee and papain)
- Bandudu North
- Bandudu South

The staple food commodities are processed in our own reprocessing centres (husking facilities, oil factories, flour-mills, etc.)

  The Léon HASSON & Frère Group has participated in numerous joint humanitarian aid operations in favour of stricken zones in the framework of the United Nations “World Food Programme”.  
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