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Success Stories

Sûrtab

Sûrtab is an Android-based tablet brand that was founded and established in Haiti in 2013. The factory, based in Port-au-Prince, manufactures affordable and durable tablet PCs. Since completing registration of the company in June 2013, Surtab has expanded from four ambitious entrepreneurs to more than 70 Haitian employees; the company will continue to grow as capacity is increased. The company has been in mass production since December 2013, producing over 4,000 tablets per month, with current production capacity at 8,000 tablets per month.

SAE-A

The Korean company SAE-A, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of knit fabrics and knitted apparel, with factories across the world in the Americas, Vietnam and Indonesia, became the first tenant in Haiti’s new Caracol Industrial Park in 2012. With 4,500 employees in Haiti at the end of 2014 and an additional 3,500 expected by the end of 2015, SAE-A is the second largest employer in Haiti’s apparel sector and is set to become the largest with its expansion in 2015.

Port Morgan

Operating in Haiti since 2002, Port Morgan, S.A., is a high-quality resort in southern Haiti’s Île-à-Vache. When the resort first opened, Village Touristique Morgan S.A had only eight rooms. Today, the resort has 23 rooms with an investment of nearly US$ 2.8 million in a joint venture that is 35 percent Haitian-owned. The company has created 440 direct and indirect jobs. The company also provides assistance to small local organizations on Île-à-Vache by supporting reforestation projects. 

"We wish to grow even bigger. We are ready and would be glad to build partnerships with other foreign investors"

Didier Boulard, Port Morgan CEO

Willbes & Co. LTD

Since 2001, Willbes & Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of a leading South Korean producer of ready-made apparel, has been operating in Haiti’s SONAPI Metropolitan Industrial Park, producing and exporting knit products to major U.S retailers such as Gap Inc., Walmart, Sears Holdings, Children’s Place and JC Penney. With financing from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the company plans to complete an expansion of its existing sewing facility in 2015 that will add up to 28 production lines to its existing 42, with an annual capacity of about 18 million pieces. The expansion project is expected to add another 1,000 local employees to its current workforce of 1,740.