Port Elizabeth is home to one of the most long-established home textile manufacturers in South Africa. Production started in 1947, making towel nappies. In 1958, the factory moved to larger premises and began the production lines that grew the Volpes reputation for the fine quality linens we know today. By 2000, Volpes had doubled in size and is now a leading textile manufacturer employing over 660 staff. Sophisticated automation, including conveyor and hanging systems, has greatly improved efficiency. Quality is independently tested, ensuring Volpes’ reputation for producing only the very best.
All packaging and non-woven products, as well as threads and trims, are locally sourced. The factory recycles plastics and cardboard waste. Bulk fabric off-cuts are distributed to local communities to be used in micro businesses and charity drives.
Several programmes are in place to upskill workers to key operations. Leadership is identified and promoted to supervisory positions. We are very proud of awarding a number of employees with 20, 30, 33 and even 55 years of service.
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