Shoe Fabriek, the only safety boots manufacturer in Ghana, is celebrating its first anniversary after its new factory in Akropong-Akuapem was commissioned by the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on October 6, 2021.
The company has a factory that can produce 32,000 pairs of different models of shoes a month, including security boots, safety boots, as well as school and casual shoes, using state-of-the-art technology and full-fledged infrastructure.
Moreover, Shoe Fabriek has trained over 60 individuals to develop and perfect shoe-making skills on the Akuapem Ridge this past year; in its quest to transform the shoe-making landscape in Ghana and West Africa.
The company expects to train a minimum of 300 more young people in the area by 2025.
“Furthermore, we delight our clients by making high-quality shoes and apparel for men, women, and children. Due to this, this past year, we have been privileged to work with local and international companies; to produce various kinds of high-quality shoes within our portfolio, from factory workers to students,” the company said.
“Shoe Fabriek, therefore, urges all manufacturing, construction and Security companies to source their security boots, safety boots and PPEs from us. Our strategic location, an hour’s drive from Accra, facilitates short production lead times and ease of delivery, ensuring cost-effectiveness and timeliness”.
Commenting on the occasion, the General Manager of Shoe Fabriek, Beauty Larbi, mentioned that “we are committed to transforming the African shoe-making industry. The quality and delivery of the shoes we make is strong evidence of our commitment.”
“As a people-focused, socially inclusive, and sustainable business, over 70% of our staff are women aged below 35 years. This is a deliberate move to ensure that women in the Akropong Akuapem enclave are empowered”.
Additionally, the company has donated security boots to cadets of six Senior High Schools on the Akuapem Ridge, and school sandals to students of the Akropong School for the Blind.
Regarding its commitment to the environment, Shoe Fabriek uses efficient technology and processes that enable it to recycle and upcycle our raw materials thereby protecting the environment and enhancing economic development.