Spinning, weaving and finishing mill
There is significant potential for an investor in establishing a second spinning, weaving, and knitting plant in the country to meet the demand of garment manufacturing companies operating under the Export Processing Zones (EPZ) status. The investment would address the present inadequacy of their raw materials, particularly of knitted fabric.
Manufacture of Textile Accessories
Malawi is looking for investment in the manufacture of accessories such as zippers, buttons, fastenings, all of which are currently imported. Some markets require industries to export duty or quota free if a certain percentage of local content is reached.
Malawi's garment industry is small and developing, with eight garment companies operating under Export Processing Zone (EPZ) status. More companies are required to fully utilize the country's resources as well new trade opportunities arising from the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) initiative by the USA Government.
Soya Bean Oil-extraction
Malawi produces more than 35,000 metric tones of Soya per year. Most of the Soya bean is exported raw and little is processed for food domestically. At the same time Malawi imports oil refining into cooking oil. An opportunity therefore exists in investment in Soya Bean oil extraction and tofu making.
Fruit Juice Processing Plant
Malawi currently has no processing plant for its abundant fresh fruit. Malawi has a very favorable climate for the cultivation of a wide range of fruits including pineapple, tangerine and mangoes.