Condom Manufacturer Supplier from Africa Namibia Goes Hi-tech
Only few condom factories located at Africa. The collective social responsibility and health concern about the spread of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Namibia led to the setting up of the country first and only one condom factory.
John Maritz and his wife Sabina, two ex-teachers, thought over the idea of producing condoms locally instead of importing them for some time before they established the factory in Prosperita.
“Prior to setting up the factory with a bank loan in 1994 I was importing condoms and other pharmaceutical products from South Africa.
“On a certain day it struck me that locally produced condoms would be cheaper and more readily available to the Namibian market,” said John Maritz, the managing director of the company that today employs more than 40 full-time workers.
He and his wife run the factory in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Social Services as Commodity Exchange.
“Imported hi-tech equipment from Germany allows us to produce 30 million condoms per year for the local market, but we can expand on it on demand at a rate of 10 percent per year,” he said. This make them go stable and safely.