The Voi Village EPZ is an initiative to build an Export Processing Zone in Voi. Voi Village Company Limited undertakes this project in partnership with Atlas Manufacturing Group (AMG), which will use the EPZ to manufacture apparel for the international market.
Atlas Manufacturing Group is an American International Company that specializes in the production of apparel. Their current operations in Kenya are based in Nairobi, with a small EPZ factory. Because this factory is incapable of meeting the orders AMG seeks to fill, a decision has been made to expand Kenyan operations. They have chosen Voi as their ideal location and Voi Village Company Ltd. as an optimal partner.
The EPZ building was designed for the company by Duncan Kitololo of Matrix International, and will be built by Jiangsu Provincial Construction Group at a site 2 kilometers from the Voi Village Complex. The construction is expected to be complete 5 months after the contractors break ground.
AMG plans to build their operations at the Voi EPZ into the largest producer of apparel for export in East Africa and eventually Africa. The apparel manufacturer intends to begin with a labour-force of 2,000 locals, 60% of which shall be women and rapidly expand staff and production capacity. Operations at this factory are planned for commencement in April 2018.