Professor Jorge Marx-Gomez from the University of Oldenburg with Charral Adams, Quality Control Supervisor in the Finishing Department.
The visit to Falke was facilitated by specific request from the Chamber of Commerce in Hannover, the capital city of Lower Saxony, which neighbours North-Rhine Westphalia where the Falke international headquarters is located. The delegation discussed the latest news, developments and technological advances within the South African company and investigated potential opportunities.
During the factory tour and review of the business, CEO Martin Grobbelaar reiterated the important role the company plays as a major employer in South African garment manufacturing.
“Falke has experienced significant growth during the past 15 years and continues to make a huge investment in our people and industry. Education, skills development and training, as well as community development, remain core focus areas for us as a business. To ensure continuous skills development, we have both in-house and international training facilities and have added a local computer literacy programme as well. We currently produce approximately 13-million pairs of socks and hosiery per year, but the continued demand for our product has necessitated that we expand to deliver a 20 % increase in sock production within the next financial year,” said Grobbelaar.